At Pinnacle Peak Recovery our focus is on treating the whole person. Many people that have a substance use disorder also battle with mental health issues and/or have faced trauma in their lifetimes that can be a significant underlying factor to substance use.
Many times they are self-medicating to forget about their depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other behavioral and emotional issues, not realizing that they aren’t getting the relief they so desperately want, but are, in fact, making it worse.
We have found that, for people with mental health disorders, we can’t just treat one or the other, but have to focus on treating both the mental aspect and the addiction aspect for our clients to find lasting recovery.
Co-Occurring Disorders are Common
Mental health and substance use disorders can affect anyone, no matter what their age, race, or income level is. A co-occurring disorder is simply defined as a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder that occurs at the same time.
Many people that frequently misuse drugs are also diagnosed with a mental health disorder and vice versa. People that are diagnosed with a mental health disorder are about twice as likely to also suffer from a drug use disorder compared with the general population. Likewise, people that are diagnosed with drug disorders are roughly twice as likely to also suffer from a mental health disorder.
This is why we, at Pinnacle Peak Recovery, believe strongly in treating the whole person, not just the mental health issue or the addiction. Both have to be addressed for a successful recovery.
Rehab facilities that do not treat co-occurring disorders often times leave serious issues unaddressed and untreated. This is one of the leading causes of the higher relapse rates at these facilities.
If a person leaves a traditional treatment facility with untreated issues like anxiety or depression, they run a greater risk of relapse because these co-occurring disorders are not separate from their substance abuse but are closely intertwined.
This is why dual diagnosis treatment facilities in Arizona have gained so much popularity in recent years, because they treat all of a person’s issues and leave them in a much better position for future, lifelong success.
What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?
9.2 million American adults faced a co-occurring mental health issue and substance use issue in 2018. This is why, at Pinnacle Peak Recovery, we understand the importance of treating the whole person.
The best Dual Diagnosis Treatment is integrated intervention, or when both disorders are treated together. Because mental health conditions and substance use disorders can vary widely in symptoms from person to person, it is important that clients receive an individualized treatment plan.
After detoxification, our clients are assessed by our master’s level therapists to determine a course of treatment. This includes:
While every patient’s needs are different and dual diagnosis treatment needs may be highly individualized, many mental health services typically include much of the following:
Assessment: Evaluate and screen for conditions using evidence-based questionnaires. This is where our masters level clinicians can decide the best treatment options for you or a loved one.
Medical detox: This is the first big step for the patient when they enter rehab. We make sure our patients are under medical supervision so they can detox safely and wean off the physical dependence of drugs or alcohol. Medication can be prescribed to make the withdrawal process easier to maintain and to help you or a loved one be as comfortable as possible.
Residential inpatient treatment: You or a loved one will be staying at our facility 24 hours a day for at least 14-28 days to learn how to cope with life without the use of drugs and alcohol in a supervised, highly structured setting. This is when a patient will be receiving mental health services through different forms of therapy to help treat both the addiction and mental illness. We offer a multitude of options for activities and therapy to reduce stress for our patients, including meditation, yoga, massage, exercise routines, group therapy and family therapy. All therapy sessions are aimed to help clients to relieve stress and improve mental and physical health.
Partial hospitalization program (PHP): The patient will continue to learn the process and structure from inpatient rehab, while transitioning to a more independent environment. They will still be receiving mental health services for a few hours a day throughout the week, but can stay in our sober living environment instead of our facility.
Intensive outpatient program (IOP): This is essentially the same as PHP, but allows the patient to be more independent and attend therapy sessions about 3 hours a day and 3-5 days a week.
Outpatient therapy: This program can be the best option for someone who has a less severe addiction and has a healthy support system at home. You or a loved one can detox and attend therapy sessions, but go back home instead of staying at a rehab facility for 24 hours a day.
Aftercare: Pinnacle Peak Recovery will create and review an individualized blueprint for managing the challenges of returning to the community. We’ll keep in touch with you to see how your recovery journey is coming along after treatment ends, and our community of alumni can also serve as a support system to motivate you to stay sober. We understand that relapses are common after treatment ends, but aftercare programs and a healthy support system decreases the chance of relapse and helps our patients achieve long-term recovery.
Whether co-occurring issues are the driving reason behind someone’s urge to drink alcohol or use drugs, or if the issues are a result of a person’s substance abuse, properly treating them is of the utmost importance if the patient is to experience long-term sobriety.
Our treatment program can last anywhere from 30 to 90 days or, in some cases, even longer. Every person’s situation and needs are different; however, our clinicians will evaluate you to determine the appropriate length of treatment.
This initial length of stay, when combined with our outpatient and aftercare services, provides a comprehensive continuum of care which is able to establish a rock-solid foundation for recovery.
Where You Can Seek Mental Health Services for Addiction Treatment
Finding a rehab anywhere in the U.S. that can effectively treat you or a loved one can be very difficult. Going to a safe and experienced rehab is crucial in order to ensure you or a loved can start their journey to long-term recovery.
Pinnacle Peak Recovery is here for you or a loved one struggling with mental illness and addiction. We also offer a full continuum of care, from detox to outpatient. We’ll be there for you, every step of the way during your recovery journey.
Call us now at 866-377-4413 where we have a team of admission professionals standing by 24/7 that can help assess your situation and determine the best treatment options for you or your loved one.