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If you’re struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, you should never have to fight it alone. Not only is recovering on your own extremely difficult, it could even be risky for your health if you’re not meeting all your needs. 

Fortunately, there are several treatment centers that can help you recover from drugs and alcohol. However, you may need a little help understanding which one is right for you. If you have come across clinics that say they offer dual diagnosis treatment, you might be wondering what it is and how it’s different from traditional recovery centers. 

Dual diagnosis treatment centers specialize in mental health therapy

The dual diagnosis approach to addiction is the process of treating both the addiction and any mental health issues that may be fueling the addiction. For example, it’s not uncommon for someone to turn to drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism when they’re struggling with a mental health disorder, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Bipolar disorder

Clinics that specialize in dual diagnosis treatment not only have addiction recovery specialists, but they also have mental health professionals who can work closely with you throughout your recovery journey. They can help you develop healthy coping mechanisms for your mental health disorder, so you feel less compelled to turn to drugs and alcohol to cope.

Dual diagnosis treatment centers see your recovery through

Some treatment centers offer detox for a few days and then send people back out into the world. Many people relapse quickly after leaving treatment without learning any coping skills or addressing any of their underlying mental health issues. 

At a dual diagnosis center like Tulip Hill Recovery, professionals understand that recovery is a lifelong journey. The team can help you find work, arrange transportation, and build a community of support and accountability, and even, friendship.

When you have a sense of purpose, direction and community after your initial treatment, you have better chances of staying sober and living a life free of addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Take your first step to recovery at Tulip Hill Recovery

At Tulip Hill Recovery, we focus on discovering what factors in your life may be contributing to your addiction in order to treat it at its main source. 

Are you ready to talk to someone about treatment for addiction and building a better future for yourself? Please contact us online or call us at 877-845-8192 to get in touch with our team and start your recovery journey.