Many people living with addiction often have underlying mental health disorders. Alternatively, addiction can develop as a way to cope with mental health symptoms. When multiple disorders are present at the same time, they are known as co-occurring disorders.

Pyramid Healthcare provides dual diagnosis treatment, which addresses symptoms of both mental health disorders and addiction, for adults at select facilities. This allows our clients to receive comprehensive care and ultimately increase their chances of maintaining recovery.

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Why Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Co-occurring disorders are very prevalent among individuals struggling with substance abuse. In fact, it’s estimated that over 50% of people have an addiction and at least one mental health disorder, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. By treating both disorders, the chances of a client successfully maintaining sustained sobriety increase greatly.

It’s important to separate the symptoms of each disorder(s). This also allows clinicians to come up with a unique plan that can effectively address both conditions at the same time, rather than treating one before the other.

In dual diagnosis treatment, you and your treatment team will work to:

  • Identify the root causes of both disorders.
  • Understand the relationship between both disorders.
  • Create a comprehensive treatment plan.
  • Participate in a range of therapies.
  • Learn coping mechanisms to manage symptoms and avoid relapse.

When researching and comparing centers, make sure to ask if they specialize in treating co-occurring disorders. Many Pyramid Healthcare clinicians and counselors are certified in the treatment of co-occurring mental health disorders. Clinicians are able to effectively and expertly apply the tenets of dual diagnosis treatment.

Clients at Pyramid will receive psychiatric care and medication to address their diagnosis while simultaneously participating in addiction recovery programs.

In addition, we provide a safe and comfortable environment, as well as therapy and educational programs about addiction for adults.

Have more questions about dual diagnosis treatment for you or a loved one? Contact Pyramid’s admissions department at 888-694-9996. We are here to answer any questions you have. There is no obligation to enter treatment when you call.