If you’re struggling with addiction and mental illness, we can help. The Ranch offers co-occurring disorders treatment that tackles these issues together. Rebuild your life in The Ranch’s integrated treatment programs.
People with addictions often have psychiatric conditions. Common examples include bipolar disorder, a personality disorder, panic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder. This is known as co-occurring disorders or a dual diagnosis. Integrative treatment is the gold standard in treating complex dual disorders. At The Ranch dual diagnosis treatment centers, you’ll work with a multidisciplinary team . We’ll address all the mental health issues affecting your life.
Treatment begins with thorough mental health assessments. These allow us to diagnose and treat substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders at the same time. You’ll learn to manage your symptoms through traditional and alternative therapies. Our medical team will also prescribe research-backed medication, when appropriate.
Get integrative treatment for dual disorders. Call us at 844-876-7680.
Treatment options for co-occurring mental disorders may include:
If you’ve abused drugs for some time, the first step in co-occurring disorders treatment will be drug detox. We offer onsite medical detox at our dual diagnosis treatment centers. The Ranch’s medical staff uses research-backed medications to make drug detox safe. We’ll ease uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms and provide round-the-clock care. After detox you can focus on the reasons why you’ve abused substances. You’ll address the role mental health issues have played in addiction. You’ll also learn healthier coping skills.
Inpatient co-occurring disorders treatment helps you address mental health disorders and substance abuse. You’ll live in supportive, home-like residences and take part in:
Assessments – Treating co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders is complex. Our mental health specialists will assess your health. We’ll make sure current psychiatric diagnoses are still accurate or revise them if necessary.
Engaging therapies – You’ll take part in a mix of individual and group therapy. You may also take part in alternative, adventure and experiential therapies. Approaches may include cognitive behavioral therapy, ropes course, EMDR, mindfulness and psychodrama.
Psychiatric care – Our psychiatric team decides if medication can help manage your mental health symptoms. You’ll follow up with our psychiatric team to make sure medications are having the desired effect. We’ll also adjust dosage as necessary and assess any side effects.
Relapse prevention – We’ll help you identify triggers that led to drug abuse and learn healthier coping skills. You’ll learn to manage your mental health symptoms so they’re less likely to lead to drug abuse.
Aftercare planning – We’ll ease your transition back into the community. Following treatment, you’ll receive continued relapse prevention support. You’ll leave our dual diagnosis treatment centers with a comprehensive aftercare plan. This plan may include appointments with addiction and mental health professionals, outpatient treatment and support groups. We also have active alumni programs to support you in long-term sobriety.
A dual diagnosis is when you have both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder. Around 7.9 million Americans suffer from co-occurring disorders, according to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Examples of common dual diagnoses and co-occurring disorders include:
Some people try to ease their anxiety by drinking. In the short term, alcohol may make them feel more relaxed. But alcohol can have a rebound effect that makes anxiety worse. Other people develop anxiety as a result of alcoholism. Research has found people with an alcohol use disorder are twice as likely to have PTSD and four times more likely to have GAD.
About half of people with a substance use disorder also have at least one mental health issue. People may start abusing drugs to cope with their mental health symptoms. For example, an individual with anxiety may drink to calm their nerves. A person with depression, bipolar disorder or other mood disorders may abuse cocaine to feel more energetic.
Drug abuse is a temporary fix to long-term problems. Dependence on drugs and alcohol can develop in a short time. The initial relief you feel eventually backfires. This is because drugs and alcohol change the way the brain regulates feelings. You start needing more to get the same effect. With regular use, the brain relies on drugs to balance its chemicals. Substance abuse can worsen mental health symptoms. It can also jeopardize relationships, finances and other areas of life. Integrative treatment for co-occurring disorders addresses addiction and mental health issues simultaneously.
Symptoms of dual diagnosis vary depending on the type of addiction and mental illness. Common signs that you need dual diagnosis treatment include:
Make a change for the better. Get integrative treatment for co-occurring disorders from experts. Call us to speak confidentially with an advisor: 844-876-7680.