What is Dual Diagnosis?
Treating a substance use disorder means doing more than just treating the physical symptoms of an addiction, especially when that addiction comes with a mental health disorder. Drug and alcohol addiction can often be used to hide the symptoms of an underlying mental health condition, like depression and anxiety.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, substance abuse and mental health disorders often go hand in hand, meaning that intensive outpatient care should provide treatment for both disorders. Dual diagnosis treatment takes into account both the addiction and the underlying mental health issues that may have caused the addiction.
Why Choose a Dual Diagnosis Program?
Drug and alcohol addiction can often be used to hide the symptoms of an underlying mental health condition. Treating just drug abuse and addiction issues does not make the mental illness go away. Treatment for dual diagnosis medical conditions must include a focus on mental health in order for individuals to work towards long-term recovery and avoid potential relapse.
A dual diagnosis treatment center with mental health professionals on staff like Foundations San Francisco combines behavioral therapies and individual therapies focused on mental health in addition to typical substance use treatment options in order to take care of you as a whole person – body, spirit and mind.
Mental Health Primary at Foundations San Francisco – Coming Soon
Foundations San Francisco also offers mental health primary services from those seeking intensive outpatient treatment for a mental health disorder without a substance use disorder.
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