Sometimes just treating your addiction isn’t enough. Maybe you suffer from depression or anxiety, or perhaps you have post traumatic stress disorder. Whatever the case, we may need to address an underlying mental illness along with your addiction for a more comprehensive recovery. That’s why dual diagnosis treatment is important.
What is Dual Diagnosis?
Dealing with an addiction is difficult enough. However, when you add a co-occurring mental health disorder—otherwise known as a dual diagnosis—to the mix, it can create a roadblock to recovery. Treating one issue without addressing the other could lead to complications down the road. In fact, it often leads to relapse.
At Serenity Lodge, we use dual diagnosis treatment to help Guests overcome substance use disorder and emotional and/or psychiatric illness. Men treated for dual diagnosis receive:
- Medication management to responsibly treat co-occurring disorders
- Mood stabilization treatment
- Relapse prevention techniques to combat their addiction
- Coping skills education for managing both their mental health disorder and addiction
- Family counseling to educate family members about dual diagnosis
Levels of Dual Diagnosis Care
For those struggling with troubling co-occurring disorders on top of addiction, we recommend that individuals begin treatment at the residential inpatient level. Residential treatment provides 24/7 structure and comprehensive care to help Guests regain stability and strive toward lasting independence. During their stay on our grounds, Guests can take advantage of transformative addiction therapy approaches and holistic recovery options designed to treat the whole person—not just the co-occurring disorders themselves.
While on our grounds, Guests will have access to an array of amenities, including:
- Movie Theatre
- Professional Recording Studio
- Meditation Pyramid
- 12-Person Sauna
- Massage Room
- Indoor Raquetball
Once individuals complete residential treatment, Serenity Lodge offers outpatient drug rehab options that allow individuals to receive ongoing care. Instead of living at the facility, men have the opportunity to return home and begin transitioning back into society.
While intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs can serve as starting points to recovery, we generally recommend that individuals who struggle with co-occurring disorders begin treatment at the residential level. However, we realize that no two individuals take the same path to recovery. Upon admission, a comprehensive intake assessment will help our professionals develop the best plan for sustainable success.
Additional Avenues for Recovery Support
Even after completing dual diagnosis treatment at Serenity Lodge, it’s important to remember that addiction recovery is an ongoing process that requires maintenance along the way. For this reason, we offer men numerous resources that allow them to stay grounded in sobriety.
After completing treatment, Guests can still attend on-site AA or NA meetings. Our 12-Step programs help Guests vocalize their issues amongst their peers while simultaneously building lifelong relationships.
All Guests whole graduate from our addiction treatment programs will also be invited to join our growing Alumni Program. This program gives former Guests the opportunity to connect with peers in recovery. Additionally, individuals will be able to maintain a positive relationship with our therapists, counselors, and other staff members.
To find out if dual diagnosis treatment is right for you, call Serenity Lodge today at 866.379.4365