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Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs

The most important advance in addiction treatment in the past few decades, dual diagnosis treatment is the most effective way to treat co-occurring addictions and disorders.

Understanding dual diagnosis

When a person has a dual diagnosis, he has a mental health condition co-occurring with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. The first issue presenting may be either the mental health disorder or the addiction.

What makes dual diagnosis treatment so revolutionary now is that with modern development, recovering dependents can now attain simultaneous treatment; wherein before, patients needed to address one of the problems first before attending to the other. Today, they can receive treatment for both.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs

Now, recovering dependents will no longer have to focus on just one aspect of the treatment before becoming healthy again. Dual diagnosis acknowledges that both disorders are connected, and can therefore have lasting effects on each other.

What are the symptoms and signs that warrant dual diagnosis?

Before receiving treatment under dual diagnosis, patients need to first determine to what extent they are suffering from substance dependence and actual mental disorders.

Mental disorders can range from bipolar disorder, anxiety, personality disorders like schizophrenia and eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia. Couple this with substance abuse and the effects on a person’s mind and physical health can be damaging.

Under dual diagnosis treatments, surefire symptoms that should warrant this kind of recovery process include:

  • Heightened presentation of a mental health issue such as depression.
  • More vocal expressions of emotions
  • Dramatic mood swings, varying between extreme mania and depression.
  • Difficulty maintaining personal, social, and professional relationships.
  • Destructive behavior, both to oneself and other people.
  • Substance abuse, like an addiction to drugs and alcohol.

What treatment can you expect?

Successful treatment for those seeking dual diagnosis will need to cover three main aspects of the dependent’s life: the physical aspect, the psychological aspect, and the social aspect.

Under these, the recovering dependent can expect different kinds of treatment procedures, all of which are specifically catered to each affected aspect.

The Physical Aspect

This aspect of recovery will be focused on curing the after-effects of prolonged substance abuse. After a continued period of drug or alcohol abuse, the body have already suffered its fair share of damage.

Treatments that focus on the physical aspect of the recovery process include detoxification, regular checkups with a licensed doctor, and prescription of proven medicine.

At Chiron, the recovering dependent can also find the appropriate facilities for physical fitness and well-being, with rooms equipped with the latest exercise equipment to aid the recovery process.

The Psychological Aspect

This aspect of recovery will be focused on curing the after-effects of mental disorder or illness. Coupled with the prolonged use of intoxicants, the mind and psyche of the dependent have already sustained significant damage.

The psychological aspect of the recovery process includes participation in support groups, psychotherapy which enables an analysis of feelings and emotions, and regular sessions with a licensed psychotherapist. In some cases, medicine is also recommended for the recovering dependent.

At Chiron, the recovering dependent will also find rooms and facilities specific for holistic therapy for both the body and the soul. Chiron’s facilities offer a variety of treatment methods like art therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, massage therapy, yoga therapy, and music therapy. Here, recovering dependents can also feel at ease with their chosen support groups, which promote healthy atmosphere designed for patients to discuss their problems better and communicate without hesitation. Licensed psychotherapists are also on duty at all hours, along with the medical doctors, should the recovering dependent find himself in need of round-the-clock care.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment
The Social Aspect

This aspect of recovery will be focused on curing the damage on the patient’s social interaction skills. The combination of substance abuse and mental disorders is quite damaging, not just for the individual using, but also for the people he comes in contact with. The further the individual isolates himself, the more difficult his chances for a full recovery.

Treatments the recovering dependent can expect for this aspect include support group sessions, regular visits from family members and close friends, and constant guidance from qualified professionals.

At Chiron, the recovering dependent will find that along with the modern facilities and technology, the people inhabiting these places also give more life and excitement. With regular support group sessions and constant consultations from licensed psychotherapists, the recovering dependent will find no shortage of people to rely on as they continue their treatment.

With these aspects and the corresponding treatments in place, it now becomes easier to determine the success of your chosen therapy program. While undergoing treatment, the recovering dependent is advised to constantly evaluate the help he is getting at the chosen treatment facility. Each patient should be asking themselves tough questions about their progress and mindset.

Giving satisfactory answers to these questions will be able to give the recovering dependent an idea of the exact kind of physical treatment they will need, the specific kind of mental treatment they deserve, and the proper kind of care that can be given by both the dependent himself and by other people.

Why choose Chiron?

At Chiron, the main focus is on the long-term and continued treatment of those seeking recovery. To achieve this, Chiron prioritizes family and social interactions, exploring multiple alternatives to solve the problem, preserving the dignity of all who seek treatment, and ensuring zero discrimination.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs

Succumbing to substance abuse because of mental issues is considered an illness that can be treated. As such, Chiron is dedicated to providing the best possible care available to ensure a completely effective recovery process. Due to its multi-faceted and constantly evolving nature, treatments prescribed by Chiron are sure to affect all aspects of recovery with the best kinds of methods available.

Personalized treatments are also supported as different people succumb to drugs and alcohol for different reasons. The wide spectrum of diseases affecting the mind and psyche ensures a variety of cases and history. This is why Chiron offers multiple methods recovering dependents can pursue.

Individual and group treatments are also prescribed with a growing emphasis on family visits. Chiron offers a dedicated aftercare program, which will be able to help the recovering dependent, long after he leaves the premises. Activities under the holistic therapy programs here offer spiritual healing, including sessions in yoga, massage, music, and arts. For women seeking sanctuary and care, Chiron also offers a comprehensive Executive Women’s Program.

At Chiron, the recovering dependent is sure to find a series of treatment procedures as varied as the problems he faces on a daily basis.

With the professional staff here in Chiron, the patient will no longer need to deal with his mental issues alone. With a heightened emphasis on group and social therapy, it’s been proven at Chiron that anyone is capable of getting their life back.


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