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.
We have found that, for people with mental health disorders, we can’t simply treat one or the other. Instead, we 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 together.
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.
If a person leaves a traditional treatment facility with untreated mood disorders like anxiety or depression, they run a greater risk of relapse. This is because these co-occurring mental health problems are not separate from their substance abuse but are closely intertwined.
What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?
9.2 million American adults experience 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.
Because mental health conditions and substance use disorders can vary widely in symptoms from person to person, it is important to receive an individualized treatment plan.
After detoxification, our master's level therapists assess our clients to determine a course of treatment that includes both physical health and mental health care. These behavioral health treatments include:
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 master-level clinicians can decide the best treatment options for you or a loved one.
- Medical detox: This is the first important 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.
- Residential inpatient treatment: You or a loved one will be staying at our facility 24 hours a day for at least 14-28 days. This is to learn how to cope with life without using drugs and alcohol in a supervised, highly structured setting.
- 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.
- 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.
Where You Can Seek Mental Health Services for Addiction Treatment
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.
If you are or a loved one are unsure where to start on the recovery process, let us at Pinnacle Peak Recovery help you. One way to start is by reading some helpful blog posts that we have created for you:
Our facility is located in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the E Morgan Trail. We are near the Mountain View Presbyterian Church and the VCA McCormick Ranch Animal Hospital and Emergency Center.
Call us now at 866-954-0524 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.