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August 18, 2010

Understanding Dual Diagnosis Treatment

 

Many people who suffer from drug addiction also suffer from depression, bipolar disorder, mood disorder or some other type of co-existing illness with their addiction. Individuals who suffer from another illness in addition to the disease of addiction are dually diagnosed. There are treatment centers that specialize in dual diagnosis. Research has shown that in order to completely recover treatment for both problems is a necessity. Dual diagnosis treatment will focus on both the drug or alcohol addiction as well as the other mental illness that is occurring. By attending a dual diagnosis treatment center, the services and therapy used is integrated to help the individual recover from both illnesses simultaneously.

A quality dual diagnosis treatment facility will offer a number of different services to treat dually diagnosed patients. Some of these services include family counseling, relationship therapy, case management and individual and group therapy. A reputable treatment center will provide each individual client with a personalized treatment plan. A well thought out treatment plan will give the client the hope they have been searching for.

Over recent years there have been large advancements in treatment for dually diagnosed people making it much easier for recovery to be obtained and ultimately lead to a happy and productive life. If you are suffering from bipolar disorder, or know someone who is, help is available.

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