Dual Diagnosis Treatment at Banyan Chicago

Addiction is a terrible disease. It can lead to severe health problems, unsightly physical effects, relationship problems, and even legal issues, but for some people, the problems do not stop there. If you find that you or a loved one is struggling with poor mental health on top of a drug or alcohol issue, dual diagnosis treatment could help.


What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis, also known as a co-occurring disorder, is the term used to describe an individual who is suffering from a substance abuse disorder as well as a mental health disorder simultaneously. Dual diagnosis disorders are often difficult to diagnose or are misdiagnosed due to the complexity of the symptoms. It can also sometimes be difficult to determine which problem came first. Many people struggling with a mental health problem will turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate and will develop a substance abuse problem as a result. Others may develop a mental health disorder after they already have an addiction. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 9 million Americans struggled with both a mental illness and a substance abuse problem in the past year. If you or someone you know has been experiencing these issues, a dual diagnosis treatment program could make all of the difference.


Our Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Chicago

At Banyan Chicago we understand that addiction often isn’t just about the body’s dependence on a drug. There are frequently underlying mental health issues at play. Because of the complex relationship between mental health and addiction, we offer dual diagnosis treatment to help patients with both of these issues.


Because there are so many mental health problems out there, there are also many different types of dual diagnosis disorders. As a dual diagnosis treatment center, we can handle a variety of dual diagnoses including those like:


Because every person’s problems are unique, treatment for a co-occurring disorder needs to be tailored to the patient for a comprehensive approach. We work to create a personalized treatment plan so that patients can not only overcome their addictions but also improve their mental health in the process. During their time with us, patients will participate in numerous different treatment programs and therapies designed to meet their specific needs. With individual and group therapy sessions, patients will have the opportunity to explore the relationship between their addiction and their mental health problems with both a licensed therapist and peers struggling with similar issues. Patients will also be able to partake in SMART recovery, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, biofeedback therapy, art therapy, nutrition education, and more.


If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health disorder and substance abuse, help is just a phone call away. Our dual diagnosis treatment could lead you or a loved one to a life free from drug or alcohol and with improved mental health. It is never too late to take control of your life and regain your happiness. Reach out to our Chicago addiction rehab today. Call Banyan Treatment Center now, we are here to help: 1 (888) 245-0974.



Most Insurance Plans Accepted

At Banyan Chicago our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.

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