Substance Abuse/Dual Diagnosis

Research indicates that most people with substance use disorders also have underlying and co-occurring mental health disorders. After a thorough assessment to identify the function, extent, and impact of the substance abuse, along with underlying mental health symptoms and environmental and relational stressors, evidence-based treatment of substance use disorders involves helping an individual build and maintain motivation for change, replacing substance use with rewarding activities, improving problem-solving skills, and facilitating positive interpersonal relationships.

Treatment plans may involve some combination of the following: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Substance Abuse (DBT), referral to 12-step programs, and/or referral for psychopharmacology. In some cases, referral to a higher level of care is indicated, such as a detoxification or residential treatment program.

Substance abuse requires attention, which is why our professionals will be able to advise you to address this problem in the company of expert professionals in this and other types of addictions. Your family can also get mental health care to prevent or treat substance abuse.

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