A drug or alcohol addiction can be debilitating and can often leave you with feelings of shame and guilt. If you are battling an alcohol or drug addiction, you are not alone. Finding a treatment center for the first time can be scary. Between choosing the right addiction treatment program and determining payment, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Harmony Outpatient works with you to ensure that you get the treatment you need in the right method for your recovery. Learn more about dual diagnosis treatment in Millburn, New Jersey. 

Do I Need Addiction Treatment?

Depending on your substance use history and health background, you may be debating whether or not you need substance abuse treatment. It’s never too early or too late to begin addiction and mental health treatment. Substance addiction can quickly become a deadly medical emergency if not treated early. 

Here are some signs that addiction treatment services may be a good next step for you and your mental health.

Reasons for Addiction Treatment
  • Isolating yourself from friends and family to use it in privacy. You may isolate your usage enough that friends and family are unaware of your addiction. 
  • Getting into financial trouble or assuming large amounts of debt to purchase illicit drugs and alcohol. 
  • Losing your job, family, property, and other relationships due to substance abuse.
  • Hiding your substance abuse from others. Becoming extremely angry and confrontational when asked about your usage habits. 
  • Feeling extreme feelings of shame and guilt when using. 
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms as soon as your high wears off, or needing to soothe mental health problems or illness by using drugs and alcohol.
  • Seeking drug and alcohol addiction treatment but backing out for the fear of detoxing and withdrawal from drug abuse.

If you agree to any of these statements, it may be time to seek substance abuse treatment.

What Does Dual Diagnosis Treatment Mean?

Dual diagnosis is defined as having a mental health disorder in addition to substance abuse disorders. Around 25% of the population has at least one mental illness, with many also struggling with substance use. It is no coincidence that these go hand in hand. Often trauma from substance use can lead to mental illness, or mental illness can lead to addiction as a coping mechanism. These are sometimes referred to as co-occurring disorders.

What Disorders Do Dual Diagnosis Programs Cover?

You may be wondering if your specific mental health disorder is covered under dual diagnosis treatment. Here are some of the common disorders that a dual diagnosis treatment center works to resolve:

  • Anxiety disorders and panic disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders, including binge eating and anorexia
  • Substance use disorder

What Does Dual Diagnosis Treatment Involve? 

You may hear both dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders referenced in this type of treatment. When you arrive at a treatment center, you will begin the admissions process. If the treatment center specifically deals with co-occurring disorders, they will likely ask you additional questions regarding your mental health and diagnoses. 

From there, you can develop a treatment plan that addresses both disorders. Depending on the treatment center, this type of treatment may occur in a residential or outpatient treatment services setting.

You will receive drug rehab to address the addiction, as well as mental health counseling and behavioral therapy by licensed providers. This can be accomplished through individual therapy, group therapy, or therapeutic activities. These activities can include animal therapy, music therapy, art therapy, and nature therapy. 

These can work to address the root causes of your illness as well as resolve the negative feelings and associations to reach long-term recovery and ensure relapse prevention.

Depending on the mental illness, treatment centers may include additional services. For eating disorders, you may also work with medical staff to address any health problem surrounding your eating disorder and work to develop safe eating habits. 

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

It often happens that mental illness and substance abuse go hand in hand. Sometimes the adverse consequences of using drugs and alcohol can lead to mental health problems like anxiety, major depression, and PTSD. 

However, if you struggle with bipolar disorder, an eating disorder, or other mental disorders in addition to addiction, you may find that treatment can help you work through those issues.

Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, insurance companies can no longer deny treatment or charge additional premiums for pre-existing conditions. Thankfully many mental health disorders and substance use disorders are considered pre-existing conditions that insurance will cover! 

If you are unsure about insurance coverage, contact us today to review your benefits. 

Get Treatment With Harmony Outpatient Treatment Centers

Drug and alcohol addiction can be consuming, but Harmony Outpatient offers a way to break free of substance abuse and live the life you deserve. 

We know that seeking substance abuse treatment programs for the first time can be scary, so we work to make the process simple for you through our professional care and treatment practices. 

Our Service Offerings 

For addiction treatment, we offer partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient treatment, and a standard outpatient track

Our treatment providers can work with you to find the best treatment option and create individualized recovery treatment plans. 

Whether you live within miles of Millburn or come from further away, substance abuse treatment is within your reach! Contact us today at Harmony Healing Center.