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It is common for mental health conditions and substance misuse issues to coexist. It is also natural to want to self-medicate emotional pain and mental health symptoms with substances. However, it only worsens the situation. Substances can also cause the onset of or worsen existing mental health conditions. This co-occurrence of mental health and substance misuse is known as dual diagnosis.

Zelus Recovery provides comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment in Idaho. Our team has experience working with adults and adolescents struggling with addiction and mental health issues. We understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment, so we tailor our treatment plans to meet each patient’s needs. We also prioritize holistic methods and family involvement in all our treatment programs. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and a co-occurring mental health condition, contact our compassionate team today at 208.518.0797 to learn how our dual diagnosis in Idaho can help.

What Is a Dual Diagnosis?

Co-occurring conditions, or dual diagnoses, refer to when someone struggles with addiction and a mental health condition. This means that the person has two separate mental health issues—one psychiatric and one addiction-related—rather than one single diagnosis. Dual diagnosis treatment is a specialized approach that addresses both the mental health condition and substance misuse simultaneously. It is an integrated treatment plan that recognizes the connection between these two issues and aims to treat them both.

Examples of Co-Occurring Conditions

Examples of dual diagnoses include the following:

  • Depression disorders and alcohol dependence
  • Anxiety disorders and opioid dependence
  • Bipolar disorder and cocaine dependence

Co-occurring conditions are common because mental health issues may cause individuals to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. Additionally, the changes in brain chemistry that occur when someone abuses substances can make them more susceptible to developing a psychiatric disorder. It is essential to be evaluated by trained professionals so a proper diagnosis can be made.

About Dual Diagnosis Treatment

In dual diagnosis treatment programs, the team works to identify and treat both conditions simultaneously. This approach ensures that the patient receives comprehensive care for all their issues.

Some individuals may struggle with a dual diagnosis but never receive anything more than standard addiction treatment. This can be problematic because the underlying mental health issue goes untreated, increasing the risk of worsening symptoms and leading to a relapse. With dual diagnosis treatment, patients get the comprehensive care they need to tackle both conditions holistically and start their journey toward lasting recovery.

What to Expect from Our Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Idaho

At Zelus Recovery, we understand that each patient’s needs are unique. Our team is highly qualified and trained to treat co-occurring conditions. That is why we have developed comprehensive dual diagnosis programs tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient in our care. Our Idaho-based treatment center is licensed and accredited by all major health organizations, giving you peace of mind that your loved one receives quality, evidence-based care.

Our dual diagnosis treatment program includes the following:

  • Comprehensive mental health assessments
  • Medically supervised detoxification
  • Individual and group therapy sessions
  • Trauma-informed treatment plans
  • Family involvement in treatment planning and progress tracking

We also offer many aftercare options, such as support groups, and access to community resources. This helps ensure a smooth transition into everyday life following discharge from our programs.

Our Emphasis on Teens and Families

While we also treat adults, Zelus Recovery has a special focus on teens and their families. We understand that adolescence is a crucial time for personal development, and struggling with co-occurring conditions can hinder this process. Our dual diagnosis treatment for teens aims to provide not only recovery from addiction but also tools for managing mental health issues and building healthy coping skills for the future. Additionally, we offer adolescent parent support groups and family therapy sessions to address the impact of co-occurring disorders on the entire family.

Enroll in a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program at Zelus Recovery

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues, do not wait to get help. Contact our team at Zelus Recovery today at 208.518.0797 to learn more about our dual diagnosis treatment program in Idaho and how we can help. Our compassionate staff will guide you through the admissions process and provide the resources and support you need to take the next step on your recovery journey.