Dually diagnosed clients are those that are living with a co-occurring addiction and mental health disorder. More often than not, people struggling with an addiction have some type of co-occurring mental health diagnosis. Not only does Apex Recovery’s addiction treatment team specialize in all aspects of drug and alcohol dependency, we also treat co-occurring disorders.
Apex feels that thorough assessment and treatment of co-occurring disorders is a critical piece in maximizing the chance of successful in treatment. Dual diagnosis is a relatively new approach that developed in the 21st century. Before this landmark, dually diagnosed patients were treated separately for their addiction and mental health problems, which means they practically never got what they truly needed. Fortunately, dual diagnosis therapy now brings these patients best of both worlds – treatment for their mental disorders and substance abuse. Both of these are seen as part of a continuum, rather than as two strictly different problems.
There are so many types of mental health disorders and the relationship between the addiction and the disorder is a multifaceted and a complex one. What further complicates the matters is that individuals with a dual diagnosis are known to be in denial, because their mental condition is under the impact of a distorted perception. The symptoms of their disorder may be so uncomfortable and overwhelming that alcohol and substances may seem like the only way to manage.
There is no single formula in treating dual diagnosis. The broad range of therapies available at Apex and the diversity of highly-qualified professionals make us able to provide highly flexible and personalized treatments to our dually diagnosed patients.