Dual Diagnosis

dual diagnosis

Sometimes, people who are dealing with a physical illness or condition may also develop an addiction problem. In these cases, individuals are living with co-occurring disorders. But, this co-existence is often referred to as “dual diagnosis”.

Many times, people think of dual diagnosis as a combination of addiction and another mental health disorder, such as PTSD or depressive disorder. But, dual diagnosis can also refer to the combination of substance addiction and a physical condition, such as diabetes or respiratory problems.

If you are searching for treatment for a substance use problem in your life, it’s important to look for a treatment facility that will take your physical condition into consideration. If you are dealing with a physical illness, your treatment providers should be mindful of that.

Treatment That Meets Your Needs

At Sana Lake Recovery Center, we are aware of the fact that some of our patients may be facing physical illnesses and conditions along with addiction. So, we work to make sure that everyone who comes to us receives the care they need.

Addressing every underlying cause and every co-existing illness or disorder is critical to your journey. By addressing each of these elements, your treatment program can help you to identify triggers and behaviors that could lead to relapse. As a result, you can learn how to avoid returning to a life of substance misuse!

To ensure a successful recovery, your treatment should address any co-occurring mental or physical conditions as well as the substance use problem in your life. We understand this here at Sana Lake Recovery Center. That’s why we offer our clients individualized assistance.

We don’t take a “one size fits all” approach to treatment because we realize that each individual who comes to us will have varying needs throughout their recovery.

If you’re ready to overcome addiction in your life, just contact us today!

Article Reviewed by David Sherman, MD

David Sherman, MDDavid Sherman, MD is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM) and board certified in Addiction Medicine with the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is a native Missourian and graduated medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Sherman completed a two-year fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He leads a highly trained staff of master level certified addiction professionals. Men and women from all over Missouri and the United States come to Sana Lake Recovery Center to get the care they need and deserve.