Clients with co-occurring disorders, also known as dual diagnosis cases, need specific addiction treatment programs to fully heal from their mental health problems, often including addictions. A co-occurring disorders program offers treatment for both conditions simultaneously, which can be beneficial in reducing symptoms and promoting long-term recovery. Call 888.541.4028 to speak with someone from Rhode Island Addiction Treatment Centers about our co-occurring disorders program in Rhode Island.
What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?
Co-occurring disorders happen when clients develop other mental health disorders alongside their addictions. It is important to note that these two conditions do not necessarily have to be linked. They can exist independently from one another but be present in the same person simultaneously.
For some people, unwanted mental health symptoms may have led to self-medication by using drugs or alcohol to cope with an already developing diagnosable psychological condition—like anxiety or depression. For others, addiction symptoms may have increased their probability of developing other mental health issues.
When co-occurring disorders are found in one client, the situation is often called a dual diagnosis case. Because these conditions can continue to develop and may affect each other, they must be addressed simultaneously to achieve successful treatment outcomes. However, to qualify for such treatment, clients must meet criteria set by their clinician or doctor that indicate they have co-occurring conditions.
Examples of Common Co-Occurring Disorders
Most dual diagnosis cases involve a type of addiction and another mental health issue. Some of the most common pairs of co-occurring disorders include the following:
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with benzodiazepine addiction
- Anxiety with marijuana addiction
- Bipolar disorder with cocaine addiction
- Depression with alcohol addiction
- Eating disorders (EDs) with opioid addiction
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with amphetamine addiction
All these cases require specialized treatment that simultaneously addresses the mental health condition and substance abuse problem for it to be effective. Rhode Island Addiction Treatment Centers offers treatment like this with our co-occurring disorders program in Rhode Island.
What to Expect from Rhode Island Addiction Treatment’s Co-Occurring Disorders Program
As part of Rhode Island Addiction Treatment’s co-occurring disorders program, clients receive individualized treatment plans customized specifically for them by our highly trained clinicians specializing in treating dual diagnosis cases. Clients also participate in group counseling sessions and educational classes on topics such as relapse prevention strategies and healthy coping skills.
Our goal is to treat the symptoms and help our clients learn about themselves to manage their recovery more effectively when they complete our program.
Benefits of Undergoing a Co-Occurring Disorders Program
Treating both conditions together allows us to create a supportive, safe, and secure environment for our clients. In this setting, our clients can:
- Develop healthy coping mechanisms
- Feel safe enough to talk openly about their struggles without fear of judgment from others
- Have the assurance that they can feel comfortable and supported
- Improve communication skills
- Learn to identify triggers and develop relapse prevention plans
- Receive tailored treatment plans specifically for their needs
- Regulate emotions
- Stop worrying about the stigma attached to either of their conditions
- Strengthen relationships with family and friends
At Rhode Island Addiction Treatment Centers, our co-occurring disorders program provides comprehensive treatment for both conditions. By understanding each condition individually and how they interact, we can effectively treat co-occurring disorders in an environment where clients feel secure and supported.
Find a Co-Occurring Disorders Program in Rhode Island at Rhode Island Addiction Treatment Centers
Co-occurring disorders require specialized treatment plans tailored to each client’s unique needs. With a custom treatment plan, a treatment team can adequately address all aspects of a case—leading to better overall outcomes. Contact Rhode Island Addiction Treatment Centers today at 888.541.4028 to learn more about our co-occurring disorders program in Rhode Island and how our caring and compassionate staff can help you on the path to recovery.