In the treatment of mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and dual diagnoses (when a mental health disorder co-occurs with addiction), psychiatry plays a central role. The objective of a psychiatric facility is to provide medication management alongside effective therapies to help sufferers manage and live with mental health challenges, whether they are present with addiction or not. Though most offer mental health treatment, residential addiction treatment centers do not always have a full-fledged psychiatric program. In Denver, Colorado, there is a residential treatment center that provides a full spectrum of psychiatric services.
Mile High Recovery Center is a residential treatment center in the Mile High city of Colorado that treats psychiatric disorders, addiction, and co-occurring disorders with a full spectrum of services. If you are interested in learning how Mile High can help you or a loved one, don’t wait to reach out. Call 303-268-2144 today or submit our online form.
What Is a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center?
In a dual diagnosis program, a person with substance use disorder and a mental health disorder receives coordinated treatment for both. Rehab is more complicated when there is a co-occurring mental health challenge, so residential rehab is highly recommended for those with a dual diagnosis.
In the past, those with both diagnoses had to achieve sobriety from their addiction before receiving mental health treatment. That model is no longer supported by research. Now we know that offering a continuum of coordinated care for both disorders at once results in the best outcomes.
The following are some answers to a few common questions about dual diagnosis treatment:
- The professionals who treat you in a residential dual diagnosis treatment center will work together to create a treatment plan that includes psychotherapy and, often, psychiatric medication.
- Many therapies that are well-suited to addiction are also good for a range of mental health disorders. For example,
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Family therapy is key to successful dual diagnosis treatment in a residential program. Having engaged partners, spouses, parents, children, and others will enhance communication, compassion, understanding, and healing.
Finding Residential Treatment Centers in Colorado
If you live in the Denver, Colorado, metropolitan area and are seeking an excellent residential psychiatric facility that treats mental health disorders, addiction, or dual diagnoses, there is a residential treatment center that offers mental health services in Denver’s city center. Mile High Recovery Center understands the value of treating mental health concerns before problems escalate or someone turns to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate. We also understand that addiction and psychiatric disorders often exist simultaneously, and our psychiatric team and the entire staff of therapists are experienced in treating co-occurring disorders.
Some of the mental health disorders we commonly treat are:
- Depression – Chronic depression or a major depressive disorder is dangerous and life-threatening. Suicide is one of the top ten causes of death in the United States, and the presence of a co-occurring addiction exacerbates the risk of self-harm.
- Anxiety – An anxiety disorder and/or panic disorder (they often go hand-in-hand) can go undiagnosed, yet sufferers will self-medicate with drugs or alcohol in order to function.
- Bipolar disorder – The cycles that characterize bipolar disorder are highly disruptive and, like other mental health disorders, can derail someone’s career, relationships, and general ability to function. It is not uncommon for those with bipolar disorder to suffer from addiction.
- PTSD – Post-traumatic stress disorder, including cPTSD (chronic PTSD), is the effect on the brain of an event or series of events/repeated experiences that were/are terrifying and dangerous and over which the victim could exert no control. PTSD makes it hard to live a normal life, and substance abuse can occur when the sufferer tries to quiet symptoms using drugs or alcohol.
Find Residential Rehab in Denver at Mile High Recovery Center
Reach out today to learn more about our psychiatric treatment for mental health disorders, addiction, and dual diagnoses. Our extensive list of evidence-based treatments is available in our residential treatment center.
You probably have questions. We can answer them. Reach out today by calling 303-268-2144 or filling out our online form.