A dual diagnosis treatment center is a rehab specializing in the identification of a co-occurring disorder along with an individual’s substance abuse disorder, and this additional disorder is almost always a mental health disorder. Co-occurring disorders are common along with substance use diagnoses. This is important as they can be catalysts of an individual’s substance use or the product of it. On-going substance use can raise previously dormant mental health problems.
The necessity to seek treatment for both disorders may seem daunting. Most comprehensive and qualified rehab programs offer clients many resources designed to help them deal with this confluence of concerns. Dual diagnosis treatment programs give clients the resources and support to face these problems directly. They enable clients to heal and provide them with many strategies and practices for their long-term recovery and wellbeing.