For many people with addiction, mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety can be lurking in the background. Sometimes, these disorders lead a person towards using drugs or alcohol. Treating both conditions properly and at the same time offers the best route to recovery. Our addiction treatment programs in Massachusetts can give you the tools and strategies necessary to start healing. We encourage you to reach out to Paramount Recovery Centers to learn more about our dual diagnosis treatment for people struggling with substance use disorder.

What Is a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program?

The goal of this treatment program is to help a person with both addiction and mental health disorders. A person who has both conditions is said to have co-occurring disorders. This type of treatment aims to address both components of your disorder effectively and in a safe environment.

Many people with addiction also struggle with bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, or other types of mental health disorders. In some cases, people start using drugs or alcohol to manage or self-medicate their symptoms of this condition. Other times, consistent use of drugs or alcohol can make a mental health disorder more evident, especially if a person is predisposed to it due to genetic factors.

How Do You Know You Need Mental Health Treatment?

Many people don’t realize they need help for both conditions. Some signs you may benefit from mental health treatment along with addiction treatment include:

  • Using drugs as a way to reduce anxiety or fear.Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Turning to alcohol or drugs as a way to handle emotions or deal with the pressures of life.
  • Feeling like you cannot “deal” with work, relationships, or other responsibilities without substances.
  • Using drugs to give you energy and a bit of pickup when you feel down.
  • Needing to use drugs or alcohol to stop images or memories.

What Happens in a Dual Diagnosis Rehab in Massachusetts?

A dual diagnosis treatment program aims to address both conditions through a series of therapies and treatment methods. The specific type of care a person receives is dependent on their symptoms and the severity of each condition. Some of the ways treatment can help include:

  • Providing medications to help balance mental health disorder symptoms and chemical irregularities
  • Aiding in the use of medications to stop cravings or withdrawal symptoms when not using drugs or alcohol
  • Providing therapy to help work through past trauma and other causes of distress
  • Utilizing a range of evidence-based therapies to enable healing, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy
  • Embracing family therapy to help rebuild important relationships and create a support system

During treatment, a person receives a full assessment. This allows for the creation of an individualized treatment plan to address a person’s specific needs. From there, medications are used, as needed, to create stability. Ongoing therapy through individual and group sessions starts the healing process.

What Should I Expect in Drug Rehab?

You can expect our dedicated team of highly trained professionals to provide you with exceptional care and attention for each of your needs. When you come into treatment, expect a luxury location with all of the amenities you desire in a secured area. Your goal is simple. Work closely with our therapists to create a strong, healthy path forward. With a wide range of treatment options and styles, you can feel comfortable while you heal. 

Invest in Your Health: Call Paramount Recovery Centers Today

Battling mental health disorders with addiction isn’t a simplistic process. The right type and level of support in a luxury setting make the difference. Our dual diagnosis treatment program is readily available to help you find the support you need. Learn more when you connect with us online.