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There are many reasons why someone may end up suffering from a substance use disorder. Past trauma is a key factor that often gets cited as a core cause of addiction, but mental illness is another. There are times when alongside an addiction problem, a patient may also be dealing with mental health issues. When a mental illness coincides with a substance use disorder, it is referred to as a dual diagnosis. It requires not only an addiction treatment strategy but also mental health treatment. The detox center at United Recovery Project offers a dual diagnosis treatment program in its luxury treatment facilities located in beautiful Florida.

We are here to help. If you or a loved one is dealing with a dual diagnosis, reach out today by calling 833.525.0166.

What Is A Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program?

A dual diagnosis treatment program is a specialized program for those patients dealing with addiction and a mental illness. In the past, these two disorders were treated separately, with patients expected to get sober before getting treatment for their mental health issues. Because of this, people with dual diagnoses often had higher relapse rates and more issues staying on the path to recovery. Due to updated research, treatment teams have learned that it is better to treat both disorders simultaneously. This is a more holistic approach to both addiction and mental illness.

Dual diagnosis treatment programs help manage both the aspects of addiction and the issues of mental illness that affect each patient the most. Sometimes, withdrawal symptoms are the worst for someone, while other times, symptoms of depression are what’s front and center for the individual.

What Does Dual Diagnosis Treatment Look Like?

While treatment for dual diagnosis varies across different treatment centers, there are a few common and important aspects of care:

  • Inclusive treatment that involves family members for family or group counseling
  • A kind and supportive therapy approach that validates the patient while encouraging sobriety
  • Acknowledging that pharmaceutical treatment for mental illness, such as antidepressants, is useful and valid for the patient
  • A treatment team that works with the patient to treat both the substance use disorder and the mental illness side-by-side

At United Recovery Project’s detox center, we offer a luxurious and holistic approach to our dual diagnosis treatment. We work with the patient to help them both maintain sobriety and effectively manage their mental health issues. Our treatment focuses on the whole of you, not just your addiction or mental illness so that you will leave our treatment center fully on the road to recovery.

What Does United Recovery Project’s Detox Center Have To Offer?

Our dual diagnosis program offers individualized treatment that caters to the patient’s specific and immediate needs. We offer the following substance abuse detox programs:

  • Residential Treatment Program
  • Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Sober Living
  • Aftercare
  • Alumni Program
  • Relapse prevention education
  • Life skills training
  • Health, wellness, and fitness training

We also offer a wide variety of specialized detox therapy programs designed specifically for each patient so that you get the most out of your time with us. These therapies include cognitive-behavioral therapy, creative therapies (such as art therapy and music therapy), and equine therapy. At United Recovery Project Detox, we believe in treating the whole being, not just what’s seen as your disease or problem.

Reach Out To United Recovery Project’s Detox Center Today

If you or someone you love is dealing with the struggles of a dual diagnosis, United Recovery Project’s detox center can help. Our experienced team of doctors and other medical professionals takes a holistic and individualized approach to each and every patient so that you can be assured that your recovery from addiction and mental illness isn’t limited. So if you’re ready to take that first step towards recovery, contact us today at 833.525.0166.