Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual Diagnosis Treatment services offered in Denver and Wheat Ridge, CO

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dealing with one condition, whether an addiction or mental health disorder, is challenging, and if you have two conditions, it’s essential to treat both at the same time. Dual diagnosis treatment is integral to your care at Magnolia Medical Group. Their skilled team includes exceptional medical and mental health professionals providing dual diagnosis treatment you can receive through virtual telehealth visits and in-person appointments at their offices in Denver and Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Call the nearest office right away or use online booking to request an appointment and learn more about dual diagnosis treatments.

What is a dual diagnosis?

A dual diagnosis means you have an addiction and one or more mental health disorders simultaneously. These conditions are also commonly called co-occurring disorders and comorbid disorders.

What conditions are included in dual diagnosis treatment?

You may develop a substance use disorder before a mental health condition, or you could have a psychiatric disorder that leads to an addiction.

The symptoms caused by mental health disorders often motivate people to use alcohol or drugs in an effort to calm stress and anxiety, improve their mood, or boost their confidence.

People with a dual diagnosis most often struggle with the following conditions:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia

Magnolia Medical Group includes treatment for mental health conditions as an integral part of your addiction care plan. 

Why is dual diagnosis treatment essential for long-lasting results?

Addictions and mental health disorders can’t be separated. Having one dramatically increases your risk of developing the other, which means you can’t fully recover from an addiction or overcome a mental health disorder unless both are treated at the same time.

In addition to promoting your optimal health and helping you achieve the well-being that supports a long, thriving life, treating your mental health disorder is crucial for preventing relapse after you detox from an addiction and progress through your recovery.

Ignoring a condition like depression or anxiety and only providing treatment for your addiction puts you at risk for developing more severe and long-lasting psychiatric symptoms. 

Dual diagnosis treatment delivers the whole person care needed to break the addiction cycle and build your future.

What should I expect during dual diagnosis treatment?

Your provider begins by learning about your medical, mental health, and substance use history, including your symptoms and how they affect your ability to function.

After diagnosing your comorbid disorder, they create a customized treatment plan that may include any of the following:

  • Medication-assisted treatment (for addiction detox and recovery)
  • Medication management (for co-occurring mental health disorders)
  • Therapy (individual and/or group counseling)
  • Case management
  • Peer support groups
  • Family support program

Don’t wait to seek exceptional dual diagnosis treatment at Magnolia Medical Group. Call the nearest office today or use online booking to request an in-person or telehealth appointment.