Anxiety, depression and other behaviors often overlaps with co-occurring disorders

Conditions of mental disorder such as anxiety, depression, and delusional behavior often overlap with addiction.  This is called a co-occurring disorder and it recognizes that substance use is often driven by underlying mental disorders.The term dual diagnosis also indicates that someone is struggling with both mental illness and substance use. 

Mind Therapy clinicians who work in dependency treatment are also experienced in the treatment of co-occurring mental health disorders. These addiction specialists consider both your dependence and your mental illness as you go through the recovery process. Recovery blends the most successful aspects of mental health care and substance abuse treatment.  Instead of drawing a hard line between psychiatric health and addiction, these areas are treated as part of a continuum.  

To increase the chances of achieving a full recovery, your care includes:

  • Parallel treatment of your mental health and substance use disorders by the members of a highly trained treatment team
  • Psychotherapeutic medications, such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety 
  • A supportive approach to therapy that reinforces self-esteem and builds self-confidence 
  • An inclusive treatment strategy that brings partners, spouses, children and other household members into therapy for individual counseling, group meetings or education

Each clinical plan evolves over the course of the treatment and is revised based on progress to ensure optimum result.  The plan may include:

  • Medications targeting  dependence such as Suboxone® and Vivitrol®
  • Medications targeting psychiatric symptoms
  • Family system intervention, assessment, and referral services
  • Individual psychotherapy and counseling
  • Family therapy