Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Women
Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
If someone has a substance use disorder in conjunction with a mental health disorder, they are classified as having co-occurring disorders, also known as “dual diagnoses.” These disorders impact nearly every aspect of a woman’s mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual life.
Because co-occurring mental health disorders directly affect one another, Hannah’s House clinical professionals make sure that they are treated at the same time, thereby improving the likelihood of a successful outcome.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Women Begins with Assessment
Every woman deserves a treatment plan customized to her specific needs. We conduct a comprehensive behavioral health assessment and psychological testing on each patient to ensure that all substance-use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders are diagnosed and treated.
Effective dual diagnosis treatment in women requires treatment simultaneously, by the same treatment team, at the same place. Our medically intensive and multi-disciplinary programming treats co-occurring disorders through the expertise of our highly trained professionals.
Our treatment teams address our patients’ physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. Every day, our staff members — from medical professionals to licensed therapists and psychiatrists — gather to discuss cases and work on solutions. A specialized, integrated treatment model has improved the outcome and quality of life of our patients.
We Consider the Needs of the Whole Family
Women with co-occurring disorders and their families require lifelong support. Our team of continuing care specialists, including licensed family and marriage therapists, develops a discharge plan that leads to long-term success.
This plan may include:
- Ongoing therapy
- Intensive outpatient
- Scheduled appointments with psychiatrists and medical doctors
- Medication management
- Wellness recommendations
- Transitional living
- 12-Step programming and fellowship
- Alumni services
You Are Not Alone
According to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), roughly 45% of Americans seeking alcohol or drug treatment have also been diagnosed with co-occurring disorders. Mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder are included in this list. These conditions must be treated alongside the disease of addiction to achieve sustained recovery.
Those with mental health issues who do not receive sufficient treatment are also prone to misuse alcohol or drugs to bring relief for their symptoms. Co-occurring disorder treatment is usually more intensive than treatment for someone with only a substance use issue or mental health issue.
Studies show that people suffering from anxiety are nearly twice as likely as the general population to abuse substances. Sadly, almost half of those with a co-occurring disorder receive no medication, even though it is well known that treatment is vital to recovery.
Women with Co-Occurring Disorders Can Recover
Many women lead extraordinary lives filled with hope and courage. Dual diagnosis treatment in women allows them to heal and live fruitful lives. Treatment interventions based on research, combined with personalized treatment that is intensive and integrated, are critical.
At Hannah’s House, we know that co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders impact one another. They must be treated together because long-term recovery is dependent on a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Call us today at 844.321.1003.