Treating Co-Occurring Emotional Disorders and Substance Abuse
Dual diagnosis is a name given to treatments for people who suffer from co-occurring disorders – emotional disorders and substance abuse. Research has strongly indicated that to recover fully, treatment needs to focus on both, as focusing on one does not ensure that the other will go away. Roughly 50% of individuals with severe mental disorders are affected by substance abuse, and 37% of alcohol abusers and 53% of drug abusers also have at least one serious emotional disorders (Journal of the American Medical Association).
Those who struggle with serious emotional disorders and substance abuse face problems of enormous proportions. Often mental health services are not well prepared to deal with the addiction issues, and substance abuse services are not well equipped to treat serious emotional disorders.
Our Social Integration Model helps individuals with a dual diagnosis by providing an integrated, comprehensive approach to both the emotional disorders and the substance abuse. Included in our treatment are motivational interventions, whereby through education, support and counseling, we help empower deeply demoralized clients to recognize the importance of their goals and their lives, and assist them with illness self-management. Of course, we help build positive coping patterns and behavior skills through individual, group and family therapies. We provide social support, and link clients to the 12-step recovery community. We view recovery as a long-term, community based process, and collaborate with other treatment providers whenever needed to ensure the most comprehensive and individualized treatment options are utilized.
The Villa Orlando and Pasadena Villa’s Smoky Mountain Lodge are adult intensive psychiatric residential treatment centers for clients with serious mental illnesses. We also provide other individualized therapy programs, step-down residential programs, and less intensive mental health services, such as Community Residential Homes, Supportive Housing, Day Treatment Programs and Life Skills training. Pasadena Villa’s Outpatient Center in Raleigh, North Carolina offers partial hospitalization (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (PHP). If you or someone you know may need mental health services, please complete our contact form or call us at 877-845-5235 for more information.n.