Co-Occurring Disorders

Addiction often develops alongside mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and trauma: a phenomenon known as dual diagnosis. Rising Roads provides comprehensive, simultaneous treatment for women with co-occurring disorders.

What is Dual Diagnosis?

While we offer treatment programs for women who only have one substance use disorder or mental illness, we have also found that many of our clients struggle with multiple conditions at once. This is because substance use can exacerbate existing mental health problems, and mental illness can catalyze addiction, disordered eating, and other complications. Similarly, trauma often plays a role in the development of a substance use disorder. These realizations inspired our staff to open a women’s dual diagnosis program. Dual diagnosis is the clinical term for multiple co-occurring disorders. Typically, it is the combination of an addiction and a mental health issue like depression or anxiety. We treat a variety of conditions, including:
  • Alcoholism
  • Drug addiction
  • Depressive disorders (depression, bipolar)
  • Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, OCD)
  • Trauma-related disorders (PTSD)
  • Disordered eating

How We Treat Dual Diagnosis

To successfully resolve a case of dual diagnosis, special care must be taken. Instead of treating one disorder at a time, our staff has learned that a synchronized approach works best. Our clinicians address both conditions at the same time. By simultaneously treating a client’s chemical dependency and mental illness, we can give them a solid foundation for lasting recovery.

Rising Roads treats dual diagnosis through:

Group Therapy

Our group sessions offer two key benefits: social support and therapeutic intervention. The effects of modalities like dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) are amplified by group participation.

Individual Therapy Sessions

Proven techniques like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and accelerated resolution therapy (ART) are conducted in private, one-on-one sessions. This provides women with the opportunity to discuss their personal experiences that they don’t feel comfortable unpacking with the whole group.

Medication Management

Our center is neither pro- nor anti-medication. We work with each client to determine whether their current non-addictive prescriptions are effectively managing their mental health conditions. If not, we provide medical insight and guidance to improve their symptoms.

Treatment for Addiction & Co-Occurring Disorders

At Rising Roads, we believe that everyone deserves a life they love. If you struggle with addiction and mental illness, we can help. Our comprehensive approach will empower you to address the root causes of your conditions, develop effective coping mechanisms, and prepare for a full and happy future. Contact our admissions team today.

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