Living with an addiction or mental health disorder is not easy, and recovering from one is an even greater task. On their own, they each have the potential to wreak havoc on all aspects of a person’s life. When combined, it can be a debilitating experience to just get out of bed in the morning. Someone in such a situation requires comprehensive care to address each condition they are struggling with. Luckily, Banyan’s Pompano Beach drug rehab offers co-occurring disorder treatment that can aid a patient in achieving simultaneous recovery and sobriety from drugs or alcohol.

What Is a Co-Occurring Disorder?

The term co-occurring disorder refers to the co-existence of a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder affecting a single person simultaneously. This can also be referred to as a dual diagnosis. Someone may struggle with a single addiction and mental illness or possibly even suffer from multiple types of each disorder at one time. This can occur for several reasons.

In some cases, a person will live with a debilitating mental health disorder and may resort to the abuse of drugs or alcohol to cope with associated symptoms. In other cases, they may have started off with a substance use disorder, the side effects of which might escalate into a newfound mental illness. No matter which came first, these pervasive conditions can make getting through the day debilitating, especially if not properly addressed.

Common Co-Occurring Disorders

Many mental health conditions are commonly associated with drug or alcohol abuse.

Common mental illnesses associated with addiction include:

  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – A chronic inclination towards impulsivity, hyperactivity, and an inability to focus.
  • Anxiety – Characterized by intense feelings of fear or worry.
  • Bipolar Disorder – Characterized by severe mood swings fluctuating between manic highs and depressing lows.
  • Depression – Results in severely low moods and feelings of sadness.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Living with obsessions, or obsessive thoughts, that result in compulsions or associated actions.
  • PTSD – Troubling symptoms resulting from traumatic life events.

The dual diagnosis of a patient must be consistently considered throughout their co-occurring disorder treatment process. A treatment center must address every disorder involved, or the patient risks relapsing and repeating the cycle. The professionals at Banyan understand this as they work to provide expert addiction and mental health treatment in Pompano.

Recover With Our Dual Diagnosis Rehab

Our Broward County drug rehab not only helps patients recover from the effects of an addiction but also promotes simultaneous healing from mental illness through our dual diagnosis therapy programs. Healing is not always easy, but our treatment professionals will be with you every step of the way. Banyan prides itself on cultivating a safe space for people to safely explore past trauma, current fears, and any other negative symptoms that result from mental illness or addiction. All it takes is a phone call to discover this amazing opportunity for yourself or a loved one.

For more information about co-occurring disorder recovery, contact Banyan’s Pompano treatment center and speak with one of our specialists today.

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