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It is important to determine if an individual struggling with substance addiction has more than one diagnosis. The reason is short and simple – without having multiple diagnoses recognized and treated, the individual will likely go through the whole process of rehab with the underlying condition which has contributed to the disease of addiction still in place. This substantially increases the possibility of relapse.

Dual Diagnoses or co-occurring disorders (COD) are two different terms used in cases when a person suffers from both substance use disorder (SUD) and mental illness. In addiction recovery, the most common dual diagnoses are: PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar and personality disorders.

According to the 2006 National Survey of Drug Use and Health, 5.6 million people in the United States have co-occurring SUD and mental health disorders. Co-occurring disorders can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, as symptoms of substance abuse or addiction can mask symptoms of mental illness, and symptoms of mental illness can be confused with symptoms of addiction.

In order to effectively treat SUD, individuals seeking treatment should look for addiction treatment programs that offer comprehensive addiction treatment assessment (Medical and Psychological Evaluations) and offer an integrated approach to treating co-occurring disorders.

Integrated Substance Use and Mental Health Services

At Florida Center for Recovery, both substance use and mental health services are provided by the same team which makes it possible for a client to have one treatment plan, one set of goals, and one relapse plan, thus substantially increase the efficiency of the recovery process.

Our co-occurring disorder programs offer an array of services which include, among others:

Specialized Programs

  • Chronic Relapse
  • Rapid Resolution Therapy (Trauma Therapy)
  • Military and First Responders
  • Pregnant Women

Other Treatment Highlights

  • On-Campus Residential Accommodations
  • Family Psychoeducation
  • Social Skills Training
  • Life Skills Training
  • Illness Management
  • Pharmacological Treatment
  • Case Management
  • Aftercare/Discharge Planning
  • Past Discharge Follow Up Care

For more information about our dual diagnosis rehab program and to explore treatment options, feel free to give us a call at (800) 851-3291. You may also visit our addiction treatment programs’ page for a better insight into our diverse comprehensive therapies.

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To learn more about Florida Center for Recovery and our therapeutic programs please visit the following pages:

Inpatient Rehab Program

Family Intensive Therapy

21 Day Chronic Relapser Treatment Program

Specialized Trauma Therapy - Rapid Resolution Therapy

Category: Co-Occurring Disorders on 23 April 2019

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