Dual diagnosis is the term used to describe a person’s experience with mental illness and a substance use disorder simultaneously. Either disorder—substance use or mental illness—can develop first. People experiencing a mental health condition may turn to alcohol or other drugs as a form of self-medication to improve mental health symptoms. However, alcohol and other drugs may worsen the symptoms of mental illness. Durango Recovery Center provides psychiatric care for clients needing diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders.
Dual diagnosis recovery and treatment blends the most successful aspects of mental health care and substance abuse treatment. Clients who meet the diagnostic criteria for a mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorder, etc., and who also struggle with an addictive disorder, may be classified as a dual diagnosis client upon entering treatment at Durango Recovery Center. Effective treatment for a dual diagnosis involves considering both the nature of the addiction and mental illness as clients move through the recovery process.
Our highly trained and dedicated team of medical and mental health professionals at Durango Recovery Center are committed to: