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Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Co-occurring disorders, also known as dual diagnosis disorders, occur when a mental health disorder exists with a substance use disorder.

Sometimes, an untreated mental illness results in improper coping mechanisms, such as substance abuse. In other cases, substance abuse pushes the development of mood or thought disorders. At Banyan Mental Health, our residential mental health program can help address co-occurring disorders.

Treating a Co-Occurring Disorder

Dual diagnosis disorders require a multifaceted treatment approach. They cannot be treated with a one-size-fits-all blanket solution. At Banyan Mental Health, we incorporate personalized treatment plans into our residential mental health program to help address the root cause of co-occurring disorders. Treatment methods include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

These treatment approaches are often used in conjunction with one another to formulate a personalized approach for mental illness treatment in Boca. We believe that by combining several of the above therapies, our licensed therapists are able to provide the full scope of treatment our patients need for successful treatment of co-occurring disorders.

Treating Substance Use in Patients Struggling with Co-occurring Disorders

Substance abuse is one aspect of a co-occurring disorder that must be treated with a specific approach. First, the patient must medically detox from the substances they have been abusing. Then, they need therapies to address the underlying causes of the substance abuse. If a mental illness or disorder has contributed to the substance abuse, therapists must address the correlation between the two. A residential mental health program offers the best level of care for this treatment.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is one therapeutic method that helps patients approach seemingly overwhelming goals. Through Motivational Interviewing, patients and therapists have healthy discussions about the patient’s current goals and challenges. They then work together to develop a plan for overcoming these challenges in order to meet their goals. Motivational Interviewing is a patient-driven technique. It enables the patient to establish ownership of their story.

At Banyan Mental Health, we offer residential treatment options for mental illness, substance use, and co-occurring disorders. We offer personalized treatment plans to help patients find happiness, health, and sobriety. If you or someone you love is struggling with a dual diagnosis disorder, reach out for help today.

Our licensed therapists at Banyan Mental Health offer effective treatment approaches to help treat co-occurring disorders. Call us today at 888-280-4763, we can help!


Alyssa
Alyssa
Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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