At Driftwood Recovery, we know that there’s more to addiction treatment than meets the eye. For many people, dealing with underlying mental health disorders is crucial to treating any kind of addiction. Studies show that many addictions develop as a result of underlying mental health problems. Even in cases when the mental health issue doesn’t cause addiction, it can still make the situation worse.

The Importance of Identifying Mental Health Disorders

Woman struggling with mental health disorders

Regardless of where they are in recovery, we believe that it’s important to help people identify possible mental health disorders. At Driftwood Recovery, our dual diagnosis treatment offers help identify underlying mental disorders. Even after successfully completing rehab treatment, failure to identify them can lead to relapse. Dealing with both mental health issues is important to learning how to cope with your addiction and prevent relapse.

Underlying Trauma

In our experience, we’ve found that trauma is often the underlying cause of many mental health disorders. At Driftwood Recovery, we work hard to uncover the root cause of past trauma, which can include:

  • Childhood neglect
  • Adolescent abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Loss of a loved one

While traumatic events often happen during childhood or adolescent years, trauma during adulthood is just as serious. Losing a job, grieving over a family member’s death, or a bad separation can cause trauma. These issues can lead to the development of mental health issues, which can easily lead to addiction.

Unfortunately, trauma victims don’t always receive formal diagnoses. Failure to deal with them can lead to a number of problems, including addiction. In order to get the upper hand on your addiction, both you and your therapist have to address that trauma.

Is Dual Disorder Treatment Right for You?

Determining if dual disorder treatment is right for you depends on a variety of factors. If you already know that you have an underlying mental illness, dual disorder treatment could be the solution.

Studies show that men are much more likely than women to need this type of treatment. Additional research shows that military veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) benefit from dual disorder treatment. Even if you don’t know that you have PTSD, it’s important to see a specialist. An undiagnosed disorder is just as bad as— if not worse than—having a diagnosed disorder.

Our trained therapists and counselors can help you make the connection between your addiction and mental health illness. Our professional staff is also here to answer any questions that you may have about this kind of treatment.

Driftwood Recovery Is Here for You

At Driftwood Recovery, we put your needs first. Our goal is to get to the root cause of mental health disorders to help Clients cope with addiction. We offer a number of addiction treatment programs that can help us achieve this goal. Some of these include:

Driftwood Recovery aims to go above and beyond the services that other rehab centers offer. Our amenities can help reduce stress and make your experience more enjoyable. Some of these activities include biking, hiking, and yoga. We also offer nutritional and aquatic therapy sessions.

Don’t let underlying mental health issues worsen your addiction. Call Driftwood Recovery today at 866-426-4694 to learn more about our programs and amenities.