According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, many people who seek professional help for addiction also struggle with other mental health issues.
When mental health issues co-occur with addiction, a person has a ‘co-occurring disorder’ or ‘dual diagnosis.’ Common disorders that co-occur with addiction include:
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Unresolved trauma
We must understand and treat these co-occurring disorders if recovery is going to be successful. Left unresolved, they make it harder to engage in addiction treatment and increase one’s risk of relapse post-rehab.
Throughout rehab, we can address your co-occurring disorders with counseling, therapy, and any necessary medication. This gives you the best chance of long-term recovery.
For example, suppose you have co-occurring anxiety and substance use disorder. In that case, there is a risk of relapse after treatment if your anxiety is not treated. In rehab, we would focus on getting to the roots of your anxiety. We offer effective tools and skills for coping and self-management of anxiety triggers.
The National Institute of Mental Health explains that people with mental health issues often turn to substances to reduce the other condition’s symptoms. Any relief gained from substance use is temporary, and the symptoms soon return.
SUD and mental health issues exacerbate each other and complicate treatment. For this reason, we are diligent and dedicated with our psychological testing. When we treat your underlying mental health issues, we put you in an optimal position to engage in therapy and sustain your recovery.
During your stay at Cirque Lodge, you will receive:
- A comprehensive psychiatric interview
- Psychological tests
- Neuropsychological tests
- Clinical assessments
The above tests help us paint the most precise picture possible of your current health and treatment needs.
Our advanced psychological testing methods ensure that you receive the most accurate diagnosis possible. With greater accuracy, we can provide more targeted treatment. With the information gained from your tests, our team can customize an appropriate, effective treatment to suit your individual needs.
With psychological testing, we can:
- Diagnose and treat a variety of disorders and condition that may perpetuate addiction
- Organize a strategy for medical intervention when necessary, based on empirical evidence
- Identify and address interpersonal and intrapersonal issues that could jeopardize treatment
- Provide insight into your health so you can understand the purpose of your tailored treatment program
Addiction recovery science and psychology have made huge strides forward in recent decades. Our psychological tests use the latest in mental health and addiction recovery science. We can determine your unique needs in the following areas:
- Mood and emotional functioning
- Personality and Psychology
- Intellectual functioning
- Cognition, behavior
- Symptom severity
- Spiritual and cultural
- Trauma history
- History of process addictions