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Define the Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program

Dual diagnosis refers to an individual that has both a substance abuse issue and a mental illness.  In many cases, one issue results in the other.  The combination of both mental illness and a substance abuse problem creates a unique set of circumstances that can be difficult to treat and hard to recover from.  Because of this, it is important that individuals seek dual diagnosis treatment in a facility that understands and has been successful with dual diagnosis treatment.

dual-diagnosis-treatment-centersDual diagnosis treatment programs must address both the mental illness and the addiction.  Unless both issues are successfully treated simultaneously, the chance for relapse is great.  Successful dual diagnosis treatment breaks the cycle of substance abuse and mental disorders:

  • Taking the drug of choice
  • Excess amounts of neurotransmitters floods the brain
  • Experiencing the high as the result of the drug of choice
  • The brain purges neurotransmitters to gain equilibrium
  • Coming off of the high feeling
  • Having difficulty feeling pleasure due to a lack of neurotransmitters
  • Taking the drug of choice

Summit Estate Recovery Center provides luxury addiction treatment.  They offer a number of programs including dual diagnosis treatment in their inpatient facility.  Their treatment program for dual diagnosis clients includes:

  • Medically managed and controlled detoxification protocol that allows for detox in a comfortable manner to allow clients to focus on their recovery.
  • Assessment by a medical expert in the field of mental disorders
  • Medication management to help to address the underlying mental health issue
  • Intensive inpatient treatment including group and individual therapies in order to uncover the root cause of the addiction
  • Creation of coping tools for addressing stress and cravings
  • Continued treatment for the mental health concern during inpatient treatment in addition to the therapy and counseling sessions that address the substance abuse concerns.
  • A whole person approach to treatment, with treatment addressing all aspects of a client’s life, mind, body and soul.

Contact Summit Estate today for further information about their dual diagnosis recovery program.  Please either complete the form on this website and a Summit Estate staff member will reach out to you or call 800-701-6997. Thank you.