Nearly one-third of individuals with mental illnesses and almost one-half of those with severe mental illnesses also suffer from co-existing problems with addiction or substance abuse. Likewise, more than one-third of all alcohol abusers and over half of all drug abusers suffer from some form of mental illnesses. When individuals struggle with both, professionals call it a co-occurring disorder. Often, individuals aren’t aware of their underlying mental health issues. What they do know is they are in pain or discomfort. Turning to substances seems to alleviate their pain. But this is only temporary and actually worsens their condition. Thus, making the proper identification and effective dual diagnosis treatment is essential. Integrative Life Center understands physical addiction and mental health need to be treated together. It’s the only way for someone to heal and return to full health.
What is Dual Diagnosis?
Dual diagnosis is a grave and complex relationship. Because of this, it requires expertly planned, integrated treatment methodologies. With such techniques in place, individuals can fully heal from all forms of the serious, multi-faceted disease. Untreated or incomplete treatment leaves individuals with ongoing, underlying conditions. Almost always, these issues worsen the initial problems or supplant one problem for another.
Treating just one source on the web of connected issues increases the risk of relapse. Also, it leaves individuals finding little success using traditional, short-term treatment measures. So complete healing of the entire network of disorders is crucial for an individual to completely overcome their suffering once and for all. Often, those suffering from addiction or mental illness are unaware of the complex network of underlying issues, causes, symptoms and consequences that coincide with an identified problem. Untangling the roots of one’s illnesses can be a challenge. However, dual diagnosis treatment implements an effective plan. At Integrative Life Center, we provide a high level of expertise and long-term care.
Expert Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Nashville
Treatment for those suffering from multiple illnesses or addictions is complex due to the multiple layers of care required. Integrative Life Center offers proven dual diagnosis treatment in Nashville using a customized process of integrated evidence-based therapies, including detoxification, psychotherapy, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, skills groups, 12-step facilitation, counseling services, individual and group therapy, and myriad other forms of holistic healing that focus on the whole individual, mind, body and spirit. These treatment measures are employed by our licensed, Masters-level medical and clinical staff members who are expertly trained and experienced in working with multiple, co-occurring addictions, eating disorders, behavioral disorders, trauma, and co-dependency.
Integrative Life Center’s Approach
To maximize the full potential of each dual diagnosis treatment, our expert clinicians and therapists work hand-in-hand. They provide the comprehensive care needed for an individual to completely heal from multiple illnesses. Our team utilizes therapies and treatments that tackle issues from every possible angle. For example, just some of our therapies include:
At Integrative Life Center, our dual diagnosis treatments are provided in a safe, supportive, and real-world environment. Our continuum of care approach to healing means we offer dual diagnosis treatments that cater to a client’s needs at every step throughout his or her journey through recovery. From partial hospitalization and extended care to intensive outpatient programs and transitional living, we stand at your side. Individuals have many options if they struggle with addiction or if they struggle with mental health issues. But few addiction treatment centers offering the full spectrum of care needed for individuals suffering from multiple disorders at once.
If you believe you are in need of dual diagnosis treatment, contact Integrative Life Center at 615.455.3903 for a free screening and analysis to get started on your path to recovery, completely and permanently.