Through a healthy, structured, and well-balanced environment, our doctorate-level
therapists craft individualized treatment plans that help to heal dual-diagnosis
patients. Our intention is to guide each patient through their journey of sobriety
while dissolving the resentment and resolving the trauma they have experienced
throughout their life.
But, first things first—What is a dual diagnosis?
A dual diagnosis refers to a substance abuse problem coupled with a mental
illness. The NIDA found that 60% of all those struggling with addiction have one or
more diagnosable mental health disorders.
Without treatment for both conditions, a patient with a dual diagnosis is unlikely to
recover from either for long, so we treat both simultaneously.
Common dual diagnosis disorders linked to mental health disorders combined with
Borderline Personality Disorder
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
DUAL DIAGNOSIS TREATMENT –
Addiction and mental illness are deeply entwined and attempts to treat them
separately are unsuccessful and extremely difficult.
Integrated treatment attempts to heal patients emotionally, mentally, and physically all
at the same time. Depending on their specific needs, each patient receives a unique
and highly personalized treatment plan.
Here’s what a typical integrated treatment program might look like:
Assessment And Evaluation
An initial evaluation helps our team identify any
underlying issues or risk factors that may hinder
For example, the root cause of any addictive behaviors
may be a traumatic event from the patient’s past. This
way, we know to offer trauma therapy (or any other
necessary treatment) to address the core trauma while
helping with recovery.
Create A Unique Treatment Plan
After a thorough evaluation, our team of addiction
professionals will create your treatment plan from a
range of medical, therapeutic and spiritual interventions.
Holistic Drug Detox
For many people struggling with addiction and mental
health, a detox program may be the necessary first step
Unfortunately, withdrawal symptoms are common as the
brain attempts to adjust. But, at Iris patients are carefully
monitored and medically supported to help stabilize
them throughout the detox and withdrawal period.
Holistic therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
(CBT), among many others, are at the core of our
Unique Aftercare Plan
Continued addiction treatment and mental health care is
often the key to facilitate long-term recovery and reduce
Just like the treatment plan, aftercare plans are tailored
to the specific needs and diagnosis of the patient.
WHAT FAMILY & FRIENDS CAN DO
Above all, people with a dual diagnosis need support. The whole idea is to
help them rebuild their lives and improve their quality of life—free from the
shackles of addiction and mental illness.
For this reason, here’s what you can do as a friend or family member:
Learn about the symptoms of dual diagnosis disorder and treatment
options. This makes you better equipped to assist your loved one.
Encourage your loved one to seek professional medical help
Give them time to recover
Cultivate a supportive environment to assist with the integrated treatment program
If you or someone you love is suffering from addiction or a dual diagnosis,
reach out today to get help.
START YOUR RECOVERY TODAY
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