Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program

dual-diagnosis-treatmentNearly 8.9 million Americans are affected by co-occurring disorders each year. But, unfortunately, only 7.4% of affected people receive
appropriate treatment.

We concentrate on
relapse prevention

Staff to client ratio:  5 to 1 

As individuals with COD must treat both conditions for a 100% recovery, we focus on treating the whole individual with a comprehensive approach that identifies and evaluates both.

Our dual diagnosis recovery programs blend the most successful approaches of mental health care and substance abuse treatment.

These are tailored to individuals according to their age, sex, specific drug abused, mental health condition, and other factors.

Our treatment approaches include neurotherapy, brain mapping, behavioral therapy, reality therapy, holistic therapy, medicines, and support groups.

What We Do For You at House of Recovery!

  1. Provide a proven treatment approach that identifies and evaluates both mental disorder and substance use disorders
  2. Parallel treatment for individuals with a co-occurring disorder by a team of highly trained professionals
  3. A caring approach to the therapies to fortify self-esteem and regain self-confidence in an individual
  4. A holistic approach that helps an individual to recover on a spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental level
  5. A comprehensive treatment strategy that incorporates friends and family members into the therapy for group meetings, individual counseling, or education
  6. An individualized dual diagnosis treatment that is integrated and research based
  7. Afford access to 75 plus years of experience successfully treating situations just like yours

We Understand Co-Occurring Disorders

Addiction to drugs and alcohol causes a chemical imbalance in the brain. It changes the functioning of the brain in fundamental ways.

Some drugs even lead nerve cells to prevent their normal recycling process by releasing large amounts of natural neurotransmitters abnormally.

Nearly all addictive drugs, directly or indirectly, over stimulate the reward system by increasing the level of dopamine, a neurotransmitter, in the brain. Dopamine is located in the regions of brain that are responsible for emotion, motivation, movement, and feelings of joy.

Addiction interrupts a person’s normal hierarchy of desires and needs and substitutes them with new priorities connected to buying and using abusive substances, thus resulting mental and emotional problems.

Individuals with drug and/or alcohol problems often face a wide range of mental health problems, including anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and many more.

Mental health disorders we treat:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Eating Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mania

How you will overcome complex co-occurring mental disorders:

Help, hope, and trust are the things that are required for an individual with co-occurring disorder to get back his/her life on track. That’s why, at House of Recovery Florida drug treatment program, we provide a specialized form of treatment for our clients with COD.

Our Highly Trained Professionals Include:

  • Psychiatrist on staff: Board Certified
  • Clinical director: Professor at University of Pheonix
  • Chiropractor
  • Medical doctor
  • Psychologist
  • Licensed massage therapist

Life Skills

  • Transport to clinical 9 – 3:30
  • 25 to 35 hours of services a week

What we don’t Provide: 

  • A white walled hospital type environment
  • Therapies in a way that seem like disciplinary actions
  • Therapies that include listening to psychobabble all day
  • Therapies that force individuals to execute what they are learning

What is dual diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis, also referred to as co-occurring disorders (COD), is a term that describes both a mental disorder and a substance abuse issue. The relationship between the two problems is complex; these conditions can occur together frequently.

What happened first addiction or mental disorder?

In many cases, it is hard to say which problem occurred first. Sometimes the mental disorder can play a significant role to lead a person in abusing alcohol or drugs.

For example: An individual with a mental condition like depression or anxiety may lead him/her to tobacco, alcohol, and prescription drugs to feel better temporarily. Sometimes the substance abuse issue can lead to mental disorders. For example, marijuana users have increased risk of psychosis than nonusers.

Some Quick Facts:

  • Nearly 8.9 million Americans are affected by co-occurring disorders each year. But, unfortunately, only 7.4% of affected people receive appropriate treatment.
  • Nearly 75% of substance abusers — either alcohol or drug — have at least one serious mental disorder.
  • Around 29% of mental patients may have a current or previous substance abuse problem.
  • About 90 % of male schizophrenia patients may have a problem with either alcohol or drugs.

(Sources: Journal of the American Medical Association, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and National Survey on Drug Use and Health)