If a loved one is struggling with a dual diagnosis, it is extremely important to learn about mental health, substance abuse, and addiction. Sometimes what they need first is to be understood.
A dual diagnosis, also known as co-occurring disorders, is when someone has both a mental disorder and a substance use disorder.
Even though the disorders occur together, it does not mean that one caused the other. Both can also be worsened by the other.
It can be difficult to understand what causes both a substance use disorder and mental disorder to occur together, but researchers believe there are a few different possibilities.
One may be the common risk factors that both SUDs and mental disorders share, such as; genetics, trauma, and stress.
Another could be that sometimes, SUDs develop as an unhealthy coping mechanism. People who may be struggling with a mental disorder may use drugs to cope with difficult feelings or symptoms they may be facing.
Our commitment to our clients’ lasting success and recovery helps us continually exceed licensing standards of care throughout the industry.
Struggling to find a career, a friend group, and or make your way through school is common during this time in your life. it’s easy to start feeling “stuck.”
We want to meet you where you’re at. We want to come alongside you to support you. We also want to help you find a career, finish school, build relationships, and start living the life you want to live.
It is important to find a dual diagnosis treatment center and providers specializing in both mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Someone with a dual diagnosis has to receive treatment for both disorders.
To treat a dual diagnosis, a person must become sober first.
The signs of dual diagnosis can differ because of all the different ways it can occur.
Some signs of dual diagnosis may include:
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Marijuana has become a way to self-medicate for underlying issues and it’s easy to become dependent on its use.
Studies have found that binge drinking & heavy alcohol use are problematic for young people.
Opioid misuse occurs when a person uses heroin or misuses prescription pain relievers like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine.
Commonly abused stimulants include cocaine, methamphetamines, and prescription stimulants, like Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta.
EBTs are scientifically proven therapies that are guided by relevant data. Patient preferences are prioritized, which maximizes their options and adds flexibility to individual treatment plans. Evidence-based therapy is safe and consistent treatment, but most importantly, your recovery is not left up to chance.
Some additional benefits include:
The American Psychological Association created the policies for EBT using the best research available. Their studies have shown that these therapy treatments work due to the combination of clinical training and science.
Our licensed clinical staff is trained in therapy treatments that are proven to be effective. This means they had to learn and follow certain guidelines for how they provide care.
Since these kinds of treatments are scientifically proven to be effective, the chances of relapse are less likely. This means you’ll be able to save more money in the long run.
EBT requires specialized training in the different kinds of therapies. Treatment options aren’t based on the therapist’s mood, they are backed by training and scientific results.
The Continuum of Care
Access a full range of treatments for mental health and substance use disorders. Whether you need a safe sober living community, inpatient care, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.
Our goal is to provide the most helpful information. Please reach out to us if you have any additional questions. We are here to help in any way we can.
Yes, we understand that many people who abuse drugs and alcohol also suffer from depression, anxiety, etc. So, we have a psychiatrist on staff who can diagnose co-occurring disorders and help address the underlying issues that often lead to substance abuse.
Yes. We have a teen track, which is for teens ages 13-17, and a young adult track for individuals ages 18-30.
The amount of treatment needed varies greatly and depends on one’s individual needs. At Sandstone Care, we believe in treating our clients as a whole person instead of just treating their substance use disorder or mental health disorders in isolation. Our program is individualized to meet those specific needs and as such length of stay may vary. Typically the Young Adult IOP program lasts for 8 to 12 weeks.
Our care team is an integrated team of professionals who collaborate with each client to reach their goals. Our team consists of licensed clinicians, medical providers, and a teacher.
The teens and young adults at Sandstone Care are bright and creative spirits who have been impacted by a variety of mental health issues. Typically, they are struggling with, or have experienced, anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or substance use. Individuals with a history of violence, are actively suicidal or psychotic, that have severe and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia, or that exhibit behavioral issues that would disrupt the treatment milieu are not appropriate for Sandstone Care. Each client is carefully screened by the admissions team and the Program Director, and if needed, the Executive Clinical Director and Medical Director for appropriateness.
We understand taking the first step is difficult. There is no shame or guilt in asking for help or more information. We are here to support you in any way we can.