Dual diagnosis/co-existing disorders |

40% to 70 % of individuals with alcohol or substance abuse problems also struggle with an underlying psychological problem – which existed even before they began misusing substances.

Common psychological problems include

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder)
  • past trauma/ adverse events
  • schizophrenia and psychotic disorders
  • attention deficit disorder (ADD, ADHD)
  • Many individuals often self-medicate with drugs and alcohol to relieve themselves of the distressing and unpleasant symptoms of these psychological problems. While drugs and alcohol can have a temporary relieving effect, the long term consequences can be serious and even life threatening.

    Even after an individual has been detoxed from drugs or alcohol, the underlying psychological problems often persist, in fact might become more evident.

    Many clinical studies have shown that treating your addiction and any underlying psychological problem at the same time significantly improves, in some cases up to 80%, your chances of recovery and sobriety.

    At Bhavana, our integrated approach ensures that this is fully addressed during treatment by our clinical team. Bhavana clinicians and therapists provide support and guidance that focus on treatment and recovery from both the addiction and the behavioral disorder.

    If you need treatment for a dual diagnosis, we create an inclusive treatment plan for you that simultaneously deals with each condition, allowing you to receive comprehensive care for your addiction and other mental health issues.

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