Co-occurring disorders, or dual diagnoses, is a term used to describe conditions in which two or more conditions are simultaneously present in one person. These can occur in conjunction with each other or one after the other. The interactions between the mental health concerns and addiction, for instance, can exacerbate the conditions, which is why co-occurring disorder treatment in our young men’s rehab program is important.
Call Red Oak Recovery® today at 828.382.9699 to learn more about how we can help you achieve lasting recovery in our co-occurring disorder treatment center in Asheville, NC.
The Need for Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for Men
Research shows people who suffer from trauma and/or substance use are more likely to also suffer from mood and anxiety disorders and vice versa. We have found that there are times when substance use begins as an effort to manage symptoms experienced as a result of mood or anxiety disorders—referred to as “self–medicating.” In other cases, these conditions have been the result of the substance use itself and may subside once the drug or alcohol use has ceased. In either case, substance use must be discontinued in order to determine any co-occurring disorders and to ensure the effectiveness of the treatment approach.
Our Approach to Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment near Asheville, NC
Due to the high rate of co-occurring disorders and difficulty treating them in active addiction, it is important to assess for these conditions and collect data and information on the history of their development with each individual. We believe treatment must include a comprehensive approach that incorporates treatment for co-occurring disorders. Creating a clinical program focused on meeting both mental health and substance use needs is imperative in treating the whole individual.
The Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Center at Red Oak Recovery®
Our clinical team is comprised of master’s-level therapists, dually licensed in mental health and addiction disciplines. Our staff completes a comprehensive assessment to begin understanding the challenges of each individual in order to create a personalized treatment plan to ensure both mental health and substance use needs are met. By addressing co-occurring mental health concerns along with substance use disorders and unresolved trauma, the likelihood of reducing symptoms increases along with the probability of sustained recovery.