The relationship between mental illness and substance abuse is intertwined and complex. It is common for individuals with mental health disorders to turn to drug and alcohol use to relieve their emotional and psychological pain. Often, these individuals end up abusing substances and developing addictions. On the other hand, individuals with long-term or severe addictions can develop mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. Individuals who have both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder require co-occurring treatment.
Rose Hill Center is a dual diagnosis treatment center in Michigan. We understand the necessity of treating co-occurring disorders simultaneously. We treat various mental health disorders at our inpatient treatment facility and use an integrated approach for treating co-occurring substance use disorders. Learn more about how we can help you or your loved one by calling 866.367.0220.
What Is Dual Diagnosis?
Dual diagnosis refers to the occurrence of having one or more mental health disorders and a substance use disorder at the same time. Because the conditions occur together, this condition is called a co-occurring disorder. On their own, each of these conditions is complex and can present treatment challenges. Together, the complications worsen. The treatment used to focus on one condition or the other in the past, which often led to relapses. Today, we understand that for successful recovery, co-occurring disorders need simultaneous treatment.
While substance use disorders and mental health disorders often occur together, it can be challenging to determine which came first. There are common risk factors that contribute to both, including genetics, stress, and trauma. Mental health disorders cause physical changes in the brain that make people more susceptible to substance abuse and vice versa.
Common Signs of Mental Health Conditions
Here are some common signs of mental health disorders:
- Feelings of hopelessness, excessive worry, or panic
- Lack of interest in daily life
- Significant changes in bodily appearance or sleep patterns
- Extreme mood swings or increased irritability
- Risk-taking behaviors
- Suicidal thoughts
- Racing thoughts or difficulty concentrating
This list is by no means comprehensive. In fact, there is a range of additional symptoms that you may be experiencing. If you suspect that you are suffering from a mental health condition, it is often a good idea to reach out to a mental health treatment service.
Common Signs of Substance Use
Some common signs of substance use disorders include:
- Inability to control substance use or consistently using more than intended
- Developing a tolerance
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using
- Continuing to use despite negative consequences
- Failing to meet obligations and responsibilities because of use
- Having cravings
- Spending the majority of time getting, using, or recovering from substance use
Experts estimate that about half of individuals with a mental health disorder also have a substance use disorder. Conversely, the same is true. Because different disorders have similar symptoms, and substance use disorders can mimic the symptoms of mental health disorders, a proper diagnosis is critical to effective treatment.
What to Look for in Dual Diagnosis Rehab
Not all dual diagnosis treatment centers provide the same approach to treatment or quality of care. When you choose dual diagnosis treatment in Michigan at Rose Hill Center, you will receive:
- An in-depth physical and psychiatric assessment at admission
- A customized treatment plan designed to meet your individual needs
- A compassionate and experienced multidisciplinary treatment team
- Evidence-based and holistic therapies
- Integrative dual diagnosis treatment at every level of care
Integrative dual diagnosis treatment aims to enable residents to learn how to manage both illnesses to the degree that symptoms do not interfere with healthy daily functioning.
Choose Rose Hill Center for Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Michigan
At Rose Hill Center, we treat many mental health disorders and integrate treatment for dual diagnoses. Our highly experienced clinical team provides compassionate, comprehensive, individualized treatment in a safe, structured, and supportive environment, utilizing evidence-based and holistic therapies.
By taking part in dual diagnosis treatment in Michigan, you can heal and learn to grow in ways that will enable you to take back control of your life. To learn more about dual diagnosis treatment, contact us at 866.367.0220.