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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Substance abuse combined with mental health disorders (dual diagnosis) can turn life into a roller coaster ride. Extreme highs, followed by extreme lows can really take a toll on someone’s wellbeing.

When a person finally takes the initiative to get sober, many times, there are still underlying mental health conditions that need addressing. Anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and other mental health concerns are just a few. Without treating both the substance use disorder and the mental health condition, breaking free from self-destructive behaviors can be extremely difficult. However, recovery from both is not only possible, but completely achievable.

Mental Health and Addiction

Often, mental health issues are closely intertwined with the causes of addiction. When someone only receives help for their substance abuse problems, they can feel trapped in a never-ending cycle.

For example, if someone suffers from clinical depression and self-medicates to alleviate their condition, removing the substance only fixes things temporarily. Ultimately the depression will lead them back to using dangerous, self-prescribed substances. A mental health disorder left unaddressed can be a strong justification to return to using drugs or alcohol. If getting sober means being depressed all the time, why would anyone want that?

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Sometimes mental health issues are triggered by substance abuse disorders rather than the other way around. For example, someone on high doses of stimulants will most likely feel depressed and lethargic when coming off the drugs. Likewise, an opiate or heroin abuser might suffer from high levels of anxiety during the immediate withdrawal phase, as well as during post-acute withdrawals.

Additionally, abusing substances has been known to interfere with healthy brain functioning and development, leading to mental health issues. Ultimately, when treated together, the chances for a successful recovery are much higher.

A dual diagnosis treatment program such as Royal Life Centers, addresses the underlying causes of both substance use disorder as well as any co-occurring mental health disorders. Our program is designed to offer a customized approach—meeting guests wherever they are in their recovery.

Services offered in our treatment program include:

  • Detoxification
  • Residential Inpatient Treatment
  • Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Outpatient
  • Sober Living
  • Aftercare Services

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All guests of Royal Life Centers will have access to multiple different therapies, ensuring a program tailored just for them. For more information about our programming, or any other questions you may have, call us today. We are always available at (877)-RECOVERY or (877)-732-6837. Because We Care.

Our team of addiction specialists make themselves available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Because We Care.

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Royal Life Centers is one of the leading providers of addiction treatment in the nation. We strive to set ourselves apart from other treatment centers by providing not only the highest level of care, but also diverse programs and amenities. Our staff work around the clock to ensure the best possible chance of success in a safe and constructive environment. We pride ourselves on providing exemplary, quality addiction treatment and exceptional care.

Royal Life Centers provides the best quality of care, while extending our genuine hope and belief in each guest that steps into our facility. We strive to give each guest the most transformative recovery experience, not just because that’s what we do— but, Because We Care. We hope for each of our guests to rebuild happy, healthy, and meaningful lives in sobriety.

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