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Dual Diagnosis | Mental Health

Dual Diagnosis Explained

When a person has both a mental illness and a substance use disorder, they are said to have a dual diagnosis. These issues often exist in tandem; research shows that one in four adults with a mental illness also has a substance use disorder. Until the 1990s, people dealing with depression or anxiety were treated separately from their peers who only had a substance use disorder. Today, we know that treatment should simultaneously address addiction and mental health concerns.

Do I Have a Mental Illness?

Just as addiction can take several forms, so too can mental illness. Women dealing with turbulent emotions or periods of depression may never have received a formal diagnosis. If you observe any of the below behaviors, we encourage you to reach out to Canyon Crossing Recovery today.

Symptoms of mental illness in women may include…

  • Changes in mood, energy level, or appetite
  • Disinterest in hobbies or activities
  • Confusion and difficulty concentrating
  • Restlessness and irritability
  • Feeling flat or emotionless
  • Aches and pains without physical explanation
  • Obsessive thoughts
  • Risk-taking or self-sabotaging behaviors
  • Increased substance use

Mental Health Treatment for Women

Addiction doesn’t develop in a vacuum. It’s common for women who misuse drugs and alcohol to find themselves struggling in other areas of life. Common co-occurring disorders treated at Canyon Crossing Recovery include…

Our fully individualized treatment plans are customized to the needs of each client. When you walk through our doors, you will join a communal group that is focused on healing. Our clinicians help you to address the behaviors that impede success with recovery and sobriety. Canyon Crossing’s holistic programming blends proven therapies with nutrition, wellness groups, yoga, and outdoor adventures.

As a women’s-only treatment center, Canyon Crossing Recovery understands the importance of creating a gender-specific, safe space to heal from your dual diagnosis. Through a combination of evidence-based therapies and structured living, we help women to resolve core issues that can contribute to harmful patterns and addiction. To learn more about our services, please contact us by calling 1.800.651.7254.

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