At our rehabilitation center, we understand that every patient has unique needs and requires individualized treatment options. As such, we are proud to offer a range of specialized medical approaches tailored to meet the needs of each individual.
We provide a psychiatric assessment and medication consultation to initiate changes necessary to aid in overcoming dual diagnosis disorders .
Combined with our Integrative approach, our programs are designed to allow clients to make use of complementary therapies to promote overall wellness. We believe that by offering a range of specialized treatment options, we can better serve our patients and help them achieve long-term recovery.
At Project Recovery we recognize that trauma and addiction can be related in several ways:
Self-Medication: People who have experienced trauma may use drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with the distressing feelings and memories associated with their trauma. This can lead to addiction because the individual may start to rely on the substance to manage their emotions, and the repeated use of the substance can create a physical and psychological dependence.
Risk Factors: Trauma can also increase the risk of developing addiction. This is because trauma can lead to mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which are known to increase the likelihood of substance abuse.
Triggering Relapse: People who have experienced trauma may be more susceptible to relapse if they have already struggled with addiction. This is because traumatic events can trigger intense emotions and memories that can lead to cravings and relapse.
Shared Neurological Pathways: The brain regions and pathways involved in the experience of trauma and addiction overlap. Trauma can alter the brain's reward system and make individuals more susceptible to addiction. Conversely, addiction can cause changes in the brain that make individuals more susceptible to the negative effects of trauma.
It is important to note that not everyone who experiences trauma will develop addiction, and not everyone who struggles with addiction has experienced trauma. However, trauma and addiction can be intertwined in complex ways and may require specialized treatment approaches to address both issues effectively.
At Project Recovery, our addiction treatment team specializes in addressing dual diagnosis, also known as co-occurring disorders. Thorough assessment and treatment of these disorders is a critical component in maximizing the chance of success in treatment.
The dual diagnosis approach developed in the 21st century, allows for the integrated treatment of both mental health disorders and substance abuse. Before this approach, dually diagnosed patients were often treated separately, resulting in inadequate treatment. Our dual diagnosis therapy provides patients with the best of both worlds by treating both disorders as part of a continuum, rather than as two separate issues.
The relationship between addiction and mental health disorders is complex, and individuals with a dual diagnosis may be in denial due to a distorted perception caused by their disorder. The broad range of therapies available at Project Recovery and our team of highly-qualified professionals allows us to provide personalized and flexible treatments for our dually diagnosed patients.
At Project Recovery, we understand that there is no single formula for treating dual diagnosis, and we are committed to providing the best possible care to our patients.