Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring disorders is increasingly popular today. Addiction treatment centers across the country and right here in Denver, Colorado, now pair alcohol and drug detox with psychiatric care for co-occurring disorders ranging from ADHD to bipolar disorder. Doctors and psychiatrists no longer believe that addiction occurs without other mental health disorders. Comprehensive substance abuse treatment can help those struggling with co-occurring disorders achieve long-lasting sobriety.

If you or someone in your family is looking for substance abuse treatment in Colorado, Mile High Recovery Center is here to help. Our Denver clinic treats drug and alcohol addiction alongside co-occurring disorders for long-term recovery. Call us for more information today at 303-268-2144.

What Is Dual Diagnosis?

When a clinician provides a client with a dual diagnosis, they are saying the client is suffering from more than addiction. Dual diagnosis recognizes the complexity of addiction and its causes. Clinics skilled in treating dual diagnoses focus on co-occurring disorders that impact a person’s use of drugs or alcohol. These disorders may include depression, bipolar disorder, and other mental health disorders. Current statistics state that roughly half the people in the U.S. struggling with a mental health disorder also struggle with addiction. This means co-occurring disorders are prevalent. A clinic can look at a whole person rather than just their addiction or mental health disorder by treating dual diagnosis. This holistic approach can provide better treatment and better treatment results.

What Are Signs Of Co-occurring Disorders?

Co-occurring disorders is another term for dual diagnosis. When a person is struggling with addiction and mental illness, they often need treatment for multiple disorders in order to address their addiction comprehensively. Examples of co-occurring disorders include:

  • Eating disorders
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • ADHD and ADD
  • Bipolar disorder


Symptoms of co-occurring disorders include:

  • Self-isolation
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Poor hygiene
  • Drug-seeking behavior
  • Risk-taking
  • Difficulty managing day-to-day life


The diagnosis of mood disorders can be complex. Treating them can be even more challenging. At Mile High Recovery Center, we work with trauma-informed therapists to help clients work through past life events that contribute to co-occurring disorders and addiction. For many people, addiction arises from using drugs or alcohol to self-medicate untreated, co-occurring disorders. A well-trained treatment center can help identify, treat, and provide tools for clients to use after they finish rehab.

Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment In Colorado

At Mile High Recovery Center, we believe everyone deserves a year of extended treatment to prepare them for successful sobriety. This includes those struggling with co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring disorders are increasingly common. Advances in mental health and trauma studies help the staff at Mile High recognize and treat dual diagnoses according to each client’s needs.

Without dual diagnosis, a client’s underlying health problems may lead to relapse. For many people, PTSD, ADHD, depression, and other mental health disorders are the root of their addictions. Unfortunately, these disorders often go untreated or unrecognized by many addiction treatment centers. We believe it is essential to provide every client with addiction and mental health therapy from highly trained clinicians. Our advanced treatment and diagnosis programs provide a step-down approach to help people gain independence at their own pace on their road to recovery.

With individualized care and community support, we know you’ll feel the difference at Mile High!

Begin Dual Diagnosis Treatment At Mile High Recovery Center Today!

Many things contribute to addiction. Mental health, physical health, and life experience all play their part in addiction and addiction treatment. If you or your loved one is ready for a different kind of rehab focused on dual diagnosis, Mile High Recovery Center can help. Call us today at 303-268-2144 to get started with our comprehensive Denver-based programs.

Begin Outpatient Rehab at Mile High Recovery Center Today

In Denver’s City Center neighborhood, Mile High is here to help you thrive throughout the Denver Metro area. If you or someone you love is ready to take the next steps towards recovery, call us today at 303-268-2144 to learn more about our outpatient programs.