Co-Occurring Disorder (Dual Diagnosis) Treatment

Co-occurring disorders, or dual diagnosis disorders as they are otherwise known, see individuals simultaneously battle substance addictions and mental health disorders.

Across the United Kingdom, co-occurring disorders impair the lives of approximately one-third of all individuals that require either mental health treatment or addiction treatment. Yet only a fraction of those in need of co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment go on to secure it.

As mental health disorders and substance addictions are life-threatening, treatment must be sought if an individual is to overcome their struggles and recover from the ramifications experienced.

At Rehab Clinics Group, we have a network of treatment centres that offer different co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment options.  To help you find out more about the treatment that is readily available, we have provided a wealth of information here.  We have also answered a number of our frequently asked questions.

If you are suffering from a co-occurring disorder and are yet to seek treatment, please do not hesitate to contact us today.  Although the thought of securing treatment may cause you to feel anxious, you must do so.


What Co-Occurring Disorder (Dual Diagnosis) Treatment Is Available?

Here at Rehab Clinics Group, our treatment centres in the United Kingdom and Spain all provide co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment to those in need.

Although the treatment administered will entirely depend on the centre attended and the severity of the co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis), treatment typically includes the following;

  • A medically induced detoxification
  •  Addiction rehabilitation
  • Psychological therapy, including cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Well-being therapy such as yoga and meditation
  • Holistic therapy
  • 12-months of free aftercare support


Determining Whether Co-Occurring Disorder (Dual Diagnosis) Treatment Is Required

If you have sadly found yourself addicted to substances such as drugs or alcohol and also struggle with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, you will likely require co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment.

However, to ascertain whether treatment is required, at Rehab Clinics Group, we will conduct a pre-admissions assessment via telephone as and when you are ready to discuss your troubles with us.

Upon contacting us, our team will ask you several questions that will ultimately determine whether you require treatment.  These questions will surround the severity of your addiction, the mental health problems you face and the symptoms that you experience.

If our team believes that co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment is needed, we will provide you with the opportunity to enter one of our residential rehabs in the United Kingdom or Spain.

As you enter one of our rehabs, an additional assessment will be conducted by medical professionals.  This assessment will evaluate the psychological ramifications your addiction and mental health disorder has had on you.  This will ensure that you are offered appropriate treatment that will enable you to recover from your addiction and mental health disorder.


How Is Co-Occurring Disorder (Dual Diagnosis) Treatment Administered?

As you attend one of our rehab centres, you will realise that co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment is administered in many ways.

As you commence treatment, you will encounter a medically induced detoxification.  Detoxification will essentially see you withdraw from the substances that you have become addicted to.

In contrast, rehabilitation and therapy are not medically induced.  Instead, you will be encouraged to talk about the factors that have caused your addiction to consume you.  In addition, as you encounter therapy, you will have the opportunity to express how your mental health disorder has impaired your life.

Working with our recovery teams, you will then have the chance to develop coping strategies that will mitigate your risk of relapse and help you alleviate the ramifications of your mental health disorder.


Contact Us Today

If you are ready to refer yourself for co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) treatment at one of our centres, please contact us today.




Our Frequently Asked Questions

To help you understand co-occurring disorders (dual diagnosis) treatment in greater detail, we have answered a number of our frequently asked questions below.

  • What Causes Co-Occurring Disorder (Dual Diagnosis)?

    Various factors contribute to the arousal of co-occurring disorders. However, some of the most common factors include stress, burnout, peer pressure and genetics. When considering how co-occurring disorders arise, it is also essential to consider that mental health disorders often see individuals abuse substances to ease the thoughts and feelings associated.  Sadly, as drugs and alcohol take the edge off of thoughts and feelings encountered, individuals quickly become reliant on substances and find it somewhat difficult to navigate day-to-day life without them.  Mental health disorders can also arise as a result of ongoing substance abuse and addictions. Although it is impossible to say what has caused an individual’s addiction to arise before administering treatment, as touched on above, during treatment, those suffering from co-occurring disorders will be encouraged to uncover the factors that have caused their disorder to emerge.
  • What Are The Side Effects Of Co-Occurring Disorder (Dual Diagnosis)?

    The side effects experienced as a result of a co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) will significantly vary.  However, to help you distinguish whether a co-occurring disorder is impairing your life, we have outlined some of the most common side effects below.
    • - Consuming large quantities of drugs or alcohol
    • - Using drugs or alcohol to diminish feelings associated with mental health disorders
    • - Frequently experiencing pessimistic thoughts and feelings
    • - Feeling extremely anxious and paranoid
    • - Feeling on edge
    • - Suffering from insomnia
    • - Intense mood swings
    • -Isolation from others
  • Is Other Co-Occurring Disorder (Dual Diagnosis) Treatment Available?

    In addition to the treatments discussed above, there are several other treatment options available for co-occurring disorders. For example, at Asana Lodge, Satori Chair Therapy and NAD+ therapy is often provided to individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders.  These therapies help restore an individual’s NAD levels and encourage those in recovery to relax and focus solely on overcoming their struggles. Medication such as antidepressants can also be provided for co-occurring disorders.  However, we would encourage you to take advantage of our treatment programmes before we prescribe any medication.