Co-Occurring Disorders

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Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

At our mental health retreat in Utah, our Board Certified Psychiatric Physician is able to make a “dual diagnosis” of any co-occurring mental health disorder that maybe acerbating or contributing to an individual’s addiction. This assessment is performed as a part of the client’s Initial Psychiatric Assessment upon their entrance to our program. These findings are then incorporated into the Individualized Treatment Program for that individual so we are treating the whole person and not just their obvious substance addiction. A truly comprehensive approach to assuring the best recovery.

Greater than 70% of all individuals who suffer with substance usage disorders are also dealing with an underlying co-occurring mental health issue like anxiety, depression, adult ADD/ADHD, bipolar or delusional disorders to name a few.

With the highly experienced expertise of our Physician/Psychiatrist, Nursing Staff and Psychologist, Spirit Mountain Recovery is uniquely qualified to treat any underlying behavioral health issue acerbating or contributing to an individual’s addiction.

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Why is Dual Diagnosis Treatment Needed?

Having both a substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health condition means you struggle with symptoms of both a mental illness and drug or alcohol addiction simultaneously. Treatment providers often struggle to address dual diagnosis conditions individually because the symptoms of each separate disorder are often significantly intertwined. In other words, mental health symptoms build on addiction symptoms, and addiction symptoms can worsen mental health symptoms. 

Previously, mental health and addiction treatment providers believed it was necessary to address mental health conditions and addiction in separate treatment programs at different treatment centers. This treatment process often meant that many people did not receive the comprehensive help they needed to thoroughly address their mental and physical health needs. Additionally, one condition would frequently go untreated or undertreated, leading to symptom relapse and the need for further treatment.

Fortunately, the way mental and medical health professionals address dual diagnosis conditions has changed. Today, the unique needs of dual diagnosis patients are better understood. Although research has yet to provide evidence that shows whether one condition “causes the other,” it is clearly understood that the symptoms one experiences when they struggle with simultaneously occurring conditions can lead to harmful coping mechanisms.

As mentioned before, dual diagnosis conditions generally share similar if not overlapping symptoms, making treating one disease without acknowledging and addressing the other impossible and less than beneficial for the patient. Dual diagnosis treatment helps your treatment team focus on all areas of the problem, thereby providing the most comprehensive opportunities for attaining sobriety and achieving recovery. Comprehensive dual diagnosis programs identify and address particular mental health conditions that may lie at the root of maladaptive and addictive behaviors.

Often, substance use disorders and addiction arise out of using drugs or alcohol (or both) as a means to self-medicate the symptoms experienced with mental health conditions. A dual diagnosis treatment program provides specialized treatment models that can help you learn more about how substances are used to self-medicate while learning safer and healthier ways to reduce the severity and intensity of symptoms. 

These newly learned coping strategies can help you throughout treatment and in the months and years that follow. Another significant benefit of the dual diagnosis treatment program is identifying and addressing potential triggers. Triggers include people, places, or events that may impact your behaviors or bring about memories of using or the intense urge to use. During treatment, your therapist will work with you to help you create a plan to address triggers in a safe and healthy way to reduce the chance of relapse. 

If you or a loved one struggles with a dual diagnosis condition, the best opportunity to safely and successfully overcome symptoms is choosing treatment at a dual diagnosis treatment center in Utah like Spirit Mountain Recovery. It is important to remember that not all treatment facilities are equipped to manage dual diagnosis treatment needs. Therefore, it is essential to do your research before choosing a treatment program. 

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A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities. Examples of anxiety disorders include panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Symptoms include stress that’s out of proportion to the impact of the event, inability to set aside a worry and restlessness. Treatment includes counseling or medications, including antidepressants.
A mental health disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterizes major depression can lead to a range of behavioral and physical symptoms. These may include changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behavior, or self-esteem. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide.
A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work.
A disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. The exact cause of bipolar disorder isn’t known, but a combination of genetics, environment, and altered brain structure and chemistry may play a role. Manic episodes may include symptoms such as high energy, reduced need for sleep, and loss of touch with reality. Depressive episodes may include symptoms such as low energy, low motivation, and loss of interest in daily activities. Mood episodes last days to months at a time and may also be associated with suicidal thoughts.

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What to Expect from a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center in Utah

You can expect a multifaceted treatment program at a dual diagnosis treatment facility. Most dual diagnosis treatment programs begin with an intake interview. After intake, sometimes called an assessment, most people participate in detox followed by residential therapy programs and aftercare. An assessment is a vital first step as it allows your treatment team to learn more about your mental health and your relationship with drugs or alcohol. The assessment also provides a chance for providers to learn more about your physical and emotional health. The intake process helps ensure your treatment plan includes therapeutic interventions that focus on your unique treatment needs and goals. 

The following step in dual diagnosis treatment is detoxification. During detox, you will wean off substances with the help of a highly trained team of medical professionals. The duration of detox (how long it takes to detox) maybe a few days or a few weeks, depending on your unique relationship with substances. As part of medically supervised detox, a team of medical and mental health professionals will provide support and guidance to ensure your safety and safely manage medications. Once detox is complete, you will participate in a therapy program to learn more about co-occurring disorder symptom management. 

Depending on your specific needs and goals, you will participate in various therapies designed to help you learn more about your symptoms and how to manage them adequately, and how to manage triggering situations after treatment ends. As you approach the end of your treatment program, members of your therapeutic team will work with you to develop an aftercare plan. Aftercare plans ensure that you have the ongoing support and guidance you need in the earliest and often most challenging days of your recovery journey.

A dual diagnosis program must include elements that address your addiction and mental health needs. At Spirit Mountain Recovery, you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of therapies, including individual, group therapy, family counseling sessions, and access to 12 step programs and other peer support groups. In addition to traditional therapy models, our programs include alternative and holistic treatment options, such as meditation, yoga, and equine therapy. When combined with conventional techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, alternative therapies help provide individualized and unique treatment experiences that increase the opportunities for sobriety and treatment success. As part of aftercare planning, we will ensure you have ongoing access to therapy, support, and medical assistance as you transition from a structured primary treatment program to aftercare and beyond. 

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Contact Spirit Mountain Recovery for Dual Diagnosis Treatment Today

If you or a loved one needs mental health inpatient treatment in Utah, call 844-800-4796 today to learn more.

Our expert, evidence-based dual-diagnosis program offers you the ability to heal from mental illness and substance use disorder all at once through our caring and compassionate program.

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Completely Heal with Utah Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program

If you or a loved one struggles with a substance use disorder and a mental health condition, dual diagnosis treatment is vital to ensure your best opportunity for recovery. Fortunately, the understanding surrounding dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder treatment has advanced. Today, the medical and mental health communities support and understand dual diagnosis treatment’s intricate yet unique nature. Unfortunately, not all drug and alcohol rehabs are equipped to address mental health conditions and vice versa.

If you experience the symptoms of a dual diagnosis, you must ensure that the treatment program you choose can meet your treatment needs and goals. At our dual diagnosis treatment center in Utah, we are here to help you take the first steps on your path to recovery. Contact us today to learn more about dual diagnosis treatment at Spirit Mountain Recovery. 


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