Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Adult Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis refers to the coexistence of a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. At Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, we understand the intricate challenges faced by individuals dealing with both psychiatric conditions and chemical dependency.

Our Adult Dual Diagnosis Treatment is tailored to address the complexities of each patient’s situation, offering a path to stabilization and recovery with a compassionate, multidisciplinary approach facilitated by a team of dedicated healthcare professionals.

Common Conditions Treated

Our dual diagnosis program addresses a broad spectrum of psychiatric conditions that commonly co-occur with addiction, such as:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Co-occurring conditions often have complexities where each psychiatric condition can interact with substance use in ways that exacerbate both.

For instance:

  • Depression may lead an individual to self-medicate with alcohol, prescription medication, or illicit drugs, potentially spiraling into alcohol abuse or dependence.
  • Anxiety Disorders are often found in conjunction with benzodiazepine abuse, where the medication initially prescribed for anxiety relief becomes a focal point of addiction.
  • Bipolar Disorder presents a risk for the use of stimulants or other substances as a means of managing mood swings, but unfortunately, this can lead to a destructive cycle of substance abuse.
  • Schizophrenia and the use of marijuana or other psychoactive substances might temporarily seem to alleviate symptoms but can ultimately result in worsening mental health and increased dependency.
  • PTSD is frequently associated with opioid addiction, where individuals may use opioids to numb emotional and physical pain stemming from trauma.
  • Eating Disorders might co-occur with substance abuse as individuals struggle with body image and weight control, often leading to the misuse of stimulants or diet pills.

Our Unique Treatment Proposition

At Pine Grove, we differentiate our dual diagnosis treatment with:
  • A comprehensive evaluation to understand the interaction between psychiatric conditions and substance use.
  • A team-based approach that combines the expertise of various specialists.
  • Personalized treatment plans that address both mental health and addiction, providing patients with the tools for long-term management of their dual diagnosis.
  • Continuous care that evolves with patients’ needs, from inpatient detoxification to outpatient therapy.
  • Involvement of family and close relationships in the therapeutic process to build a support network for post-treatment life.
  • Access to specialized programs and resources.

Two Paths, One Journey: Expert Dual Diagnosis Care

For those grappling with the intertwined challenges of a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, our experts in psychiatric care and addiction work together providing compassionate, specialized treatment that respects the complexity of your dual diagnosis.
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