Dual Diagnosis Treatment

People who suffer from a dual diagnosis simultaneously struggle from a substance abuse issue and a mental health disorder. This problem usually occurs because people use drugs or alcohol to cope with an underlying mental illness whether or not they are aware of that mental illness. It’s been reported that over 20 million Americans suffer from some sort of mood disorder.1 If left untreated, the result is a vicious cycle of poor mental health and a dangerous addiction. Those suffering from both afflictions should seek out behavioral health treatment in order to overcome their struggles and move forward.

Professional Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders

Because addiction is a disorder that can affect various aspects of a person’s life, the foundation of our clinical care philosophy is to treat the whole patient. As part of our Florida drug and alcohol rehab, our dual diagnosis treatment center helps patients address both of these problems at the same time. Our experienced professionals are trained to identify a patient’s hidden mental illness and establish the origins of their addiction problems in order to provide quality counseling and treatment to help them get better.

We offer expert treatment for people with various mental health illness including common mood disorders like depression and anxiety. Patients are often unaware that they suffer from co-occurring disorders until our therapists illustrate how their mood disorder led to drug and alcohol abuse. It is the goal of our addiction and mental health treatment in Palm Beach to give our patients the tools they need to move forward with the lives after treatment is complete.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Palm Beach

We begin our treatment with a psychological assessment. Next, our drug and alcohol detox will start the process of removing the harmful substance and toxins from the patient’s body while managing the harsh withdrawal symptoms that can occur. Our staff will be present to supervise this entire process.

Following detox, the dual diagnosis treatment process can begin. Using the 12-step model in combination with in-depth group and individual counseling, our mental health professionals help identify overlapping symptoms of a patient’s substance abuse and mood disorders and work to help them manage the stress and trauma triggered by both. The primary goal of dual diagnosis treatment is to empower patients to address their mental disorder without having to turn to drugs and alcohol.

During dual diagnosis rehab, co-occurring patients undergo a variety of treatment therapies including:

  • Light and Sound Neurotherapy (LSN)
  • Neurofeedback
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Meditation

Medication may also be administered during anxiety and depression treatment to help patients manage their symptoms.

How to Get Addiction and Mental Health Help

At Behavioral Health of the Palm Beach, we strongly believe that in order for patients to experience lasting recovery, they must be treated for the mental illness that has contributed to substance abuse. Because of this, we help our patients attack all aspects of their addiction and heal the destruction that it has left behind. We want to help you change your life and your future for the better. Get started today. Call 24/7 Toll-Free at (888) 432-2467.


1. National Institute of Mental Health- Any Mood Disorder