The most effective addiction treatment programs take a holistic approach. This means that they utilize an array of integrated methods and treatments to achieve the best and most long-lasting results and take into account all of a patient’s needs. One of the most important concerns within addiction treatment is the presence of co-occurring mental health disorders.
Vertava Health Mississippi offers co-occurring disorder treatment to help our patients develop the healthy coping skills they need for lasting recovery. Learn more by reaching out to our team at 844.951.1931 today.
What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?
The road to substance use and addiction may take a wide and varied path. Every person who struggles through this disease or disorder has been through unique experiences. Co-occurring disorders, sometimes used interchangeably with the term dual diagnosis, occur when a person struggles with both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder.
These dual diagnosis conditions are interwoven and can make it more difficult for those working towards recovery to maintain their sobriety.
Mental health disorders may precipitate substance use and addiction, or they can aggravate existing substance use disorders. For a person who already struggles with a substance use disorder (SUD), mental health disorders can be a huge stumbling block.
On the other hand, substance use disorders may actually cause mental health disorders. A variety of substances—when used or used in a capacity that warrants addiction—can actually lead a person to the development of mental health disorders, including depression and anxiety.
Some of the most common mental health disorders that co-occur with addiction include:
Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
Co-occurring disorder treatment takes a staff that is committed to and well-versed in comprehensive care. At Vertava Health Mississippi, we realize that treating addiction on its own is counterproductive. We also realize that it can be very hard to open up and be honest about situations and disorders that might influence your life to such a drastic extent.
For that reason, we spend ample time sitting down with each person when they come to us and employing an in-depth clinical assessment so that we may fully ascertain their history and paint a picture of their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
Our treatment goes beyond co-occurring mental health disorders and will also approach a person’s needs if they suffer from more than one addiction, trauma, co-dependency, or behavioral issues that may influence either disorder or treatment.
Our staff at Vertava Health Mississippi specializes in many modalities of therapy, including but not limited to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which is foundational within both our outpatient and residential therapies.
This approach is a fantastic tool for treating co-occurring disorders because as research suggests, it is not only proven to work in the realm of substance use but also within treatment protocol for mental health concerns.
Reach Out to Vertava Health Mississippi Today
At Vertava Health Mississippi, we approach each person and their history with an open heart and open mind so that we may create a mindful and carefully crafted plan to treat their substance use or addiction. If you feel that you suffer from a co-occurring disorder and are concerned that it is getting in the way of overcoming your addiction, look no further. Our staff can help you in finding the care that you deserve. Please contact us today at 844.951.1931 or reach out online for more details.