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Co-Occurring Disorders

Did you know that nearly half of those living with addiction also have a co-occurring disorder? Today’s studies show that addiction does not exist in a vacuum. People every day are affected by prolonged stress, trauma, and undiagnosed mood disorders. The most successful approach to addiction recovery is a dual diagnosis, treating both addiction and co-occurring disorders at the same time.

Do you have a mood disorder or suspect a loved one is suffering from co-occurring disorders? Northpoint Recovery is here to help. Based in Loveland, Colorado, our clinic offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs for co-occurring disorder treatment. Get your free assessment today by calling us at 888.231.1281.

What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Dual diagnosis is an integrated approach to addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Therapists and doctors assess patients’ moods, behaviors, history, and genetic history to get a holistic picture of their health. Therapists then diagnose underlying mood disorders like depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, and bipolar disorder.

For many people living with addiction, substance abuse begins as a method of self-soothing. Drugs and alcohol provide an emotional and physical dampening of psychological pain. Unfortunately, mood disorders are often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed completely. A lack of mental health support continued stress, and genetic factors all play into the relationship between addiction and co-occurring disorders. Studies show that by properly treating co-occurring disorders, addiction symptoms like drug cravings, compulsive behavior, and anger rumination decrease.

Common Co-Occurring Disorders and the Connection to Addiction

The mental health problems that most commonly co-occur with substance abuse are depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. Other mental health conditions related to substance addiction are:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Phobias
  • PTSD
  • Autism

It’s possible to live a happy fulfilling life that doesn’t depend on drugs or alcohol.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Unfortunately, mood disorders can be hard to identify and treat. Many people don’t seek or receive the mental health support they need because of stigmas, access, and affordability. At Northpoint Colorado, we put co-occurring disorders treatment at the forefront of our recovery programs. In one-on-one sessions, our patients receive the assessment and treatment they need for co-occurring disorders.

Individuals with co-occurring disorders have a better chance of recovering from both disorders when they receive mental health and substance abuse treatment in an integrated fashion from the same practitioner.

How does our approach to treatment work?

  • We address both the substance abuse and mental health problem
  • Our patients share in the decision-making process and are actively involved in setting personal recovery goals
  • Treatment includes education about your disorder and related problems
  • We teach coping skills and strategies to help minimize substance abuse, repair and strengthen your relationships, and cope with stressors and challenges

With both inpatient and outpatient dual diagnosis treatment, we provide access to comprehensive cognitive-behavioral therapy. This leading evidence-based therapy for addiction treatment helps patients manage both mood disorders and addiction. CBT focuses on helping patients re-pattern emotions and behaviors for overall health. Patients work with therapists for weeks or months to understand their habits and change them. CBT is the leading therapy for addiction recovery and co-occurring disorders because of its individualized care and success rate.

Our individualized programs provide clients with the level of support that fits their needs and lifestyle. With partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient (in-person and online), and a 28-day residential program, Northpoint Colorado is here for you.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Loveland, Colorado

Unfortunately, mood disorders go undiagnosed every day. Northpoint Colorado is ready to help our patients receive the care and support they need for mental wellness and addiction recovery. Our clinic provides one-on-one care, comfortable rooms, an on-site gym, and comprehensive 12-step programs. At Northpoint Recovery, we believe in compassionate, individualized care to help the people of Colorado regain control of their lives.

Need more information on co-occurring disorders treatment and addiction recovery? Call us now at 888.231.1281 for more information and a free assessment.