Addiction Treatment with Co-Occurring Mental Disorders

A co-occurring disorder in an addiction treatment context is comprised of a substance use disorder and at least one mental disorder. Mental disorders are, more often than not, the underlying cause for substance use disorders. Approximately 7.9-million adults in the U.S. where suffering with co-occurring disorders in 2014, according to SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Fortunately, there are supports in place that provide integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders to stop the vicious cycle,

About half of all people who experience a mental illness will also experience a substance use disorder at some point in their lives.1Co-occurring disorders (sometimes referred to as “dual diagnosis”) are a fairly new concept in the treatment of addiction. Previously, mental health disorders were treated exclusively in psychiatric environments and substance use disorders were treated at drug rehabilitation centers.The problem with this segmented approach to treatment is that the client receives treatment for their drug addiction in rehab, but omitting psychiatric care, neglects the underlying cause of their addiction. Not addressing the underlying causes of a substance use disorder in treatment can lead to relapse once treatment is complete.



Getting Help at a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

Many people who struggle with the debilitating symptoms of a psychological disorder use substances to alleviate the pain of depression, anxiety, mania, and alienation. They often self-medicate, and “try to wash the ghosts from their heads” (Preston W. Long) with alcohol and drugs because their own reality is simply too painful and overwhelming. But what happens when the drugs are gone? The debilitating symptoms, the overwhelming reality, still remain and require a dual diagnosis treatment center.

Today, many primary residential drug rehab centers provide psychiatric therapy in-house for addicts who also present with a co-occurring disorder.

The most common mental disorders presented at drug rehab are:

Over 4.5 million Americans received mental health and substance abuse treatment in America in 2018.

Mental health disorders and addiction don’t have to control your life. Contact Granite Recovery today.

Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

Inpatient drug rehab treatment centers often utilize clinical psychiatric therapies to treat both the addiction and the mental disorder concurrently. Common modalities used in the recovery field center upon cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies to help the addict first identify the causes, triggers, and effects of their mental health issues, and second, how these issues relate to their substance use.

We offer treatment for a variety of substance use disorders, including:

We use many types of therapies and treatments to assist in the treatment of these disorders, including:

  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Opiate use disorder
  • Heroin use disorder
  • Benzo use disorder
  • Cocaine use disorder
  • PTSD treatment
  • Depression treatment
  • Cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Group and individual therapy
  • Trauma therapy

Why Choose Granite Recovery

We know that there are many treatment facilities in the New Hampshire area that you can choose to recover from your addiction and mental health disorders. We treat you as the unique individual that you are. We know that cookie-cutter approaches to treatment don’t work. Therefore, we design your treatment around your needs. Whether you have used drugs or alcohol for decades or weeks, we have a program for you. Our program options include:

  • Residential rehab: This program is ideal for patients who have struggled with severe addictions or long term addictions. With 24/7 care and constant support, we know that you have an excellent shot at long-lasting recovery. 
  • Outpatient rehab: This rehab program is an excellent option for those with short term addictions. You attend programming 3-5 days a week, for a few hours each day, and return home at night. During this program, you can still participate in work or school, and you have more freedom. However, support is less regulated. 
  • Detox programs: We are proud to offer medically assisted detox programs for our patients. With a variety of detox programs, we can make your detox more comfortable, as you take the first step towards recovery. Detox is the first step in most, if not all, rehab programs, as your body cannot be on the journey to recovery until we cleanse it entirely of the substances you relied on during addiction. 
  • Gender-specific rehab programs: Men and women face different issues in addiction, so it makes sense that their recovery processes would be different as well. When you enroll in a gender-specific rehab program, you surround yourself with people who are going through the same issues you are. You can avoid talking about your uncomfortable like experiences in a mixed group.

Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders and a Daily Design for Living

At Granite Recovery Centers dual diagnosis treatment center in New Hampshire, our drug rehab program offers a comprehensive and integrated treatment approach to treating co-occurring disorders. We combine evidence-based clinical treatment delivered by licensed clinicians with an engaging 12-Step curriculum design. This unique approach to treating addiction and co-occurring disorders, applied to a highly individualized treatment plan for each client, results in a healthy daily design for living that supports and encourages long term sobriety, personal fulfillment, and a life of purpose.

Over 48% of people struggling with a co-occurring disorder did not receive treatment for either mental health or substance abuse.

Don’t just survive. Thrive by enrolling in a dual diagnosis program and beat addiction and mental health with Granite Recovery.