What is Dual Diagnosis?
What Is Dual Diagnosis Addiction?
A dual diagnosis addiction is when a person has an addiction to alcohol, drugs or gambling, complicated by a mental health problem. Dual Diagnosis is also known as ‘co-occurring disorders’, or ‘co-morbidity’.
People suffering from addiction are very likely to be diagnosed with a co-occurring mental health disorder; and people with mental health issues have a higher likelihood of developing an addiction.
Treatment for Dual Diagnosis
Dual Diagnosis is a complex condition, and there is no single treatment option as each case is unique. The addiction and the underlying mental health issues are best managed and treated at a residential rehab clinic, at the same time and in the same location.
Why is Residential Treatment Best for Dual Diagnosis?
Whether the addiction caused mental health problems or poor mental health led to the addiction, these issues need to be treated together at the same time, in the same place. The mental health disorder cannot be treated without the patient being sober, and the patient is at a high risk of relapse if their mental health issues go untreated.
Most outpatient clinics and small rehab clinics cannot deal with the complexity involved in dual diagnosis cases. In addition, different support providers from various agencies may be involved in individual cases, which can lead to poor communication, fragmented care and insufficient treatment supervision.
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How We Treat Dual Diagnosis
At Castle Craig, we have a team of leading Consultant Psychiatrists, expert addiction doctors, experienced nurses and qualified therapists to tackle all aspects of addiction. We recommend that our dual diagnosis patients attend treatment for an extended period of time, moving from our Intensive Care clinic to our Extended Care programme.
The length of treatment depends on the diagnosis made by the Consultant Psychiatrist and how well the patient responds to treatment.
Common Dual Diagnosis with Addiction
If you have been struggling with an addiction to alcohol, drugs or gambling and at the same time have depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, OCD, eating disorders or any other problems that are hindering your recovery, call our admissions team at Castle Craig for more information.
As a trusted partner of Castle Craig, one of the UK’s leading residential addiction treatment centers, CATCH Recovery offers a seamless continuum of care for patients transitioning from residential treatment to outpatient care. This ensures that patients receive the best possible support and care throughout their recovery journey.
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How Do I Pay For Rehab?
One concern we sometimes hear from people is how they will fund their rehab treatment. The cost of rehab varies depending on what kind of accommodation you choose. You can pay for treatment at Castle Craig privately, or through medical insurance, and some people receive funding through the NHS.
How Long Is the Rehab Programme?
Residential rehab treatment starts at four weeks and can go up to 12+ weeks. Research shows us that the longer you stay in rehab and are part of the residential therapy programme, the longer the likelihood of continued abstinence and stable recovery.
Who Will I Speak to When I Call?
When you call you will reach our Help Centre team who will give you all the information you need to help you decide whether to choose treatment at Castle Craig. Once you have decided that you would like to have a free screening assessment you will be put in touch with our admissions case managers who will guide you through the admissions process.
What Happens at the End of My Treatment?
Castle Craig thoroughly prepares patients before departure by creating a personalised continuing care plan which is formulated following discussions with the medical and therapeutic team. We offer an online continuing care programme which runs for 24 weeks after leaving treatment, in order to ensure a smooth transition back into your everyday life. Patients leaving treatment automatically join our Recovery Club where they can stay connected via our annual reunion, events, online workshops and recovery newsletters.