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Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

February 13 2014 - By:

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When you are suffering from a mental illness at the same time as battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol, this is called dual diagnosis. While this can be terribly difficult to face, and often have devastating effects on your life, with some help you can get your life back on track.

At the Affordable Rehab of Worcester, we can help you deal with your dual diagnosis. At our program, you will not just face one of your issues, but instead, we will help you with both your addiction issues at the same time as identifying, diagnosing and treating your mental illness.

Our integrated approach will give you the best hope for recovering from dual diagnosis. Not only will our combined treatment deal with both the mental illness and treat the addiction issues, but we will also help you through our aftercare program to try to keep you on the right path.

At the Affordable Rehab of Worcester, we actively try to involve you in the setting goals and developing ways to change your life when you seek help for your dual diagnosis. We will educate you on both your mental illness, and how your addiction to drugs/or alcohol interacts with your illness. Our goal is to teach you coping strategies for living productively with your mental illness.

We will also help you identify strategies for staying clean and not turning back to drugs and/or alcohol. With dual diagnosis, it is often helpful to find a group of peers in similar circumstances. This can be an important part of your aftercare treatment, as it provides a forum for discussing challenges, sobriety and finding support.

Dealing with dual diagnosis is difficult. But there is hope for you. Give us a call today 508-209-5480 We can help you feel in control of your life again. We can help you find your road to recovery.

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