It's very common for a person suffering from addiction to also have a mental health disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, or schizophrenia. Addiction and mental illness are both very serious and when they occur at the same time, it's imperative that both illnesses are treated at the same time. In order for a person to be successful in their recovery from alcoholism or drug addiction, it's very important not only to have a correct diagnosis but that both illnesses are addressed and treated in order to maintain sobriety.
If you're struggling with addiction and have been unsuccessful reaching your recovery goals due to emotional issues, you may also suffer from a 'dual diagnosis (co-occurring disorder). At Diberville Dual Diagnosis Center, they specialize in diagnosing and treating mental health disorders as well as addiction. They realize the importance of a correct diagnosis and provide their clients with full mental health and physical evaluations that are overseen by their expert medical professional staff to make sure an accurate diagnosis is made.
Many of their clients are men and women who have struggled for years with substance abuse even though they sought help for their chronic addiction. When they entered Diberville's Dual Diagnosis Center and were correctly diagnosed with a mental health illness, they were able to receive the proper dual diagnosis treatment including help for their addiction. Treating both illnesses at the same time gives their client's the opportunity to understand their addiction and develop the skills they need to maintain their sobriety, manage their recovery and reach their long-term goals.
It doesn't matter if the addiction started first or due to depression, anxiety or other mental health problems you were self-medicating emotional symptoms by using drugs or drinking alcohol, you need to seek effective help. You will receive a proper diagnosis at Diberville Dual Diagnosis Center and the treatment and education you need to overcome your addiction and embrace a substance free life.
When you're living with a mental health illness and struggling with addiction at the same time, it's impossible to see hope and happiness in the future. Let Diberville Dual Diagnosis Center help you rediscover yourself, find peace of mind, heal and reach your long-term recovery goals.