Dual Diagnosis Treatment 

Addiction and mental health disorders are common throughout the United States. Both of them require supportive care and treatment. Those who receive both these things have a much better chance of living a productive, happy and healthy lifestyle. 

You might already be experiencing symptoms that are aggravating. For example, you may be experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, irritation, violent behaviors, substance abuse and/or suicidal thoughts. If these things are going on, you could have a dual diagnosis (mental health disorder and addiction). Our Harmony Oaks Recovery team can offer you the treatments you need to overcome the dual diagnosis. 


It is crucial to note that millions of people will self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. The majority of people who are self-medicating have some sort of mental health disorder such as PTSD, generalized anxiety disorder or a physical health condition such as dengenerative disc disease. When these mental and physical health conditions go untreated by professionals, the addiction often continues to get worse.

If you or a loved one have a dual diagnosis disorder or think you do, you don’t have to overcome it on your own. Here at Harmony Oaks Recovery Center, our treatment team is experienced and trained in handling these types of disorders. We can also help you to work through self-destructive, self-medicating issues, as well. 

Common Signs with a Dual Diagnosis 

It can be quite tough to diagnose someone with a co-occurring disorder. Part of the problem is finding out what condition arose first – was it the addiction or the mental health disorder? It can also be tough to figure out whether certain symptoms are coming from the mental health disorder or the addiction. The symptoms can be different from one person to the next, as well. 

With this being said, there are some common signs that are present with a dual diagnosis that you may recognize in yourself or see in someone else, such as:

  • Only enjoying hobbies and activities when you are using drugs or alcohol
  • Using drugs or alcohol to help cope with emotions 
  • Began using substances after a traumatic event
  • Isolating from others
  • Being secretive or lying to others about your substance use
  • Needing more alcohol or drugs to achieve the effects you want

There are millions of people who struggle with substance abuse. About ½ of those who are diagnosed with an addiction also have a mental health disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety or PTSD. 

If you can relate to any of these signs/symptoms of a dual diagnosis disorder, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Harmony Oaks team to start getting help today. We have various treatment programs, even those that revolve around dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders. 

Needing Addiction and/or Mental Health Treatment

It can be truly exhausting to have a mental health disorder and an addiction, especially if you don’t have the best support system at home. You may even feel discouraged with getting clean, sober and into recovery if there aren’t people pushing you forward. 

Studies report that people struggle with mental health or addiction symptoms for approximately 11 years before they seek out help and treatment. During that time frame, both the mental health disorder and addiction, can cause harm to the person’s life. The damage can make it tough to function from day-to-day. 

It can be tough to know when someone needs addiction or mental health treatment or even treatment for a dual diagnosis since symptoms aren’t the same for everyone. For example, what may seem like social drinking for one person could be addictive behavior for the next. 

If you or someone you know that has a dual diagnosis does receive individualized treatment for their mental health disorder or addiction, it can help to turn things around for you. Not only could it help to prevent a relapse, but it can lessen symptoms, reduce complications in life and improve overall well-being.

Do you believe you have a co-occurring disorder? If so, don’t let any more years, months, weeks or even days pass you by. You can reach out to our Harmony Oaks Recovery Center team to get the help you need starting today. 

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Treatment for a Co-Occurring (Dual Diagnosis) Disorder

It can take some time for people with a dual diagnosis to find the treatment plan that is best for them. First off, before creating a treatment plan, the addiction or mental health recovery professionals will take a look at your past. Then, they will ask you about your life and recovery-related goals. Once these things are done, the recovery team will talk to you about which substances you used and whether you were self-medicating. You don’t have to worry about judgment as everyone here at Harmony Oaks is nice and helpful. 

There are numerous treatments for a dual diagnosis disorder that we have available for you and others such as:

  • Detox at Summit
  • Residential Summit
  • Substance Abuse Partial Hospitalization 
  • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient 
  • Outpatient & Aftercare 
  • Mental Health Intensive Outpatient 
  • Mental Health Partial Hospitalization 

If you are struggling with a mental health disorder or an addiction or both, don’t wait any longer to reach out to our Harmony Oaks team. 

Services Offered in Dual Diagnosis Treatment 

No matter which treatment program you attend here at Harmony Oaks, we also have a number of services we offer that can help you to take control over your life, too. Some of these services include:

  • Family Counseling
  • Individual Therapy
  • Education Workshops
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Wellness Education
  • Adventure Therapy
  • 12-Step Facilitation Therapy 
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Trauma Recovery/EMDR Therapy 
  • Yoga
  • Music Therapy

As noted above, the treatments and services you receive will be individualized to your needs and wants in recovery. You can work with our team to create a recovery plan that best fits your needs. The services you receive can vary and change throughout your recovery program, too. 

Addictions and Mental Health Disorders We Treat

Here at Harmony Oaks Recovery Center, we treat a range of addictions and mental health disorders. As a recovery center, we want to make sure that our treatments are available to anyone who is struggling with their mental health or with overcoming substance abuse. With this being said, some of the addictions and mental health disorders we treat are:

  • Opioid Addiction
  • Heroin Addiction 
  • Benzo Addiction
  • Meth Addiction 
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety (including generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Stress
  • Schizophrenia 

These are just some of the many different addictions and mental health disorders that our team can help you to overcome. Want more information about these issues or the treatments of them? Reach out to our dual diagnosis treatment center team with any questions you may have today. 

Get Dual Diagnosis Treatment Today

Now that you know more about the symptoms of a dual diagnosis and the treatment options, you can get the help you need. All it takes to begin is just that one phone call over here to our Harmony Oaks team. From there, we can help to create you an individualized mental health and/or addiction treatment plan. 

Contact us today to get into a dual diagnosis treatment program in Chattanooga, TN.

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