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Find Dual Diagnosis Treatment That Empowers Sustainable Growth

What are co-occurring disorders and how can dual diagnosis treatment help individuals heal? Read on to find out.

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Understanding Mental Wellness

Navigating mental health challenges and substance use disorders (SUD) at the same time can present unique challenges.

Conditions like anxiety, depression, and trauma may lead people to turn to substances for relief. Substance use can also trigger or exacerbate mental health disorders. This creates a complex interplay between the two.

This is where dual diagnosis treatment comes in. Dual diagnosis treatment offers a comprehensive approach to addressing these intertwined issues.

This approach ensures people receive integrative care that caters to their unique needs. It goes beyond surface-level symptom management by delving into the underlying causes that contribute to a person’s substance use and mental health symptoms.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Setting the Standard for Mental Health and Wellness Treatment

At Mind Body Optimization (MBO), we make sure to tailor each person’s treatment plan to their specific needs. We take a personalized approach to healing for those with co-occurring disorders.

Our team of experts embraces wellness alongside compassion, expertise, and confidence in order to help empower each patient to navigate their journey toward healthier lifestyles.

Our team also understands that there’s no one-size-fits-all treatment for substance use and mental health disorders. We tailor our healing approach to address your mental, physical, and emotional needs together. This provides a comprehensive solution for individuals struggling with dual diagnosis in a single, customized program.

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Dual diagnosis treatment is an innovative approach to addressing substance use and mental health disorders. It’s recognized for its groundbreaking ability to identify the relationship between both conditions.

Once this relationship is identified, the treatment offers integrated solutions for healing both the mind and body.1

MBO’s outpatient dual diagnosis treatment combines evidence-based therapies and whole-person wellness practices. We strive to promote resilience, empowerment, and sustainable recovery for every person we serve. With this approach, we make long-term wellness a reality.

The Importance of Customized Care for Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Personalized, integrative approaches in addressing substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health conditions promote better long-term outcomes.
Customizing treatment plans can:
  • Minimize the likelihood of misdiagnosis
  • Reduce the chance of overlooking co-occurring conditions
  • Ensure more accurate and effective treatment
  • Reduce the chance of relapse
In addressing all symptoms and needs of the individual, co-occurring treatment promotes lasting and sustainable change.

"Dual diagnosis treatment involves an integrated approach to addressing both mental health and substance use disorders simultaneously. The treatment encompasses a variety of therapeutic modalities, including psychotherapy and support groups, tailored to the specific needs of individuals with co-occurring disorders. Additionally, dual diagnosis treatment often considers underlying factors like trauma and adopts a whole-person perspective, acknowledging the interconnected aspects of an individual's well-being to promote lasting recovery and improved mental health outcomes. Mind Body Optimization’s dual diagnosis treatment also focuses on the physical aspects of substance use and mental health symptoms, ensuring sustainable wellness."

Understanding Dual Diagnosis and How It Works

To understand dual diagnosis, it’s essential to consider the prevalence of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
Currently, over nine million people in the United States experience dual diagnosis. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that 37.9% of people with SUDs also have a mental illness, and 18.2% of people with a mental illness have an SUD.
Of these individuals, over half never receive treatment for either of their conditions.2

Common Co-Occurring Mental Health Conditions

Some of the most common mental health conditions seen co-occurring with substance use disorder include:3
Understanding the prevalence and interconnectedness of dual diagnosis sheds light on the importance of comprehensive and integrated treatment approaches, especially for those who currently lack access to appropriate care.

Why Does Dual Diagnosis Occur?

Substances can alter brain chemistry and temporarily relieve distressing symptoms associated with mental health disorders. Because of this, people with mental health symptoms are more susceptible to substance abuse.
On the other hand, people with substance use disorders are more at risk of developing or worsening mental health issues, as substance use disorders often exacerbate these symptoms over time. This creates a never-ending cycle of harmful repercussions from both disorders.4
It can also impair a person’s ability to maintain stable relationships, hold employment, and engage in daily activities, further worsening their overall quality of life. Addressing dual diagnosis through comprehensive treatment can foster long-term recovery from both mental health conditions and substance use disorders.

The Integrated Approach of Mind Body Optimization

Mind Body Optimization’s integrated approach involves several useful techniques, including many holistic options. For example, mindfulness techniques are employed to calm the body’s fight-or-flight response that often arises from substance use disorder, mental health conditions, or both.
We may also integrate movement therapies into your treatment plan, which guide individuals to rediscover strength and resilience. They also help rebuild the body as a safe haven.
Holistic practices like nutrition and meditation nourish the foundation of well-being. They allow both mind and body to heal and thrive, which is one of our cornerstones of care at MBO.

"Mind Body Optimization adopts a comprehensive and individualized approach to dual diagnosis treatment by incorporating specialized therapeutic modalities. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on modifying unhealthy thought patterns related to both mental health and substance use, while dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness to address emotional dysregulation. Also, trauma-informed therapies recognize the impact of trauma, while mindfulness-based interventions promote self-regulation. The emphasis on individualized treatment plans ensures that various modalities are tailored to address the specific interactions between mental health and substance use, aligning with each person's unique mental and health health."

The Integration of Evidence-Based Therapies

We also use scientifically-driven treatment dual diagnosis modalities, including:
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational enhancement therapy (MET)
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT)
  • SMART Recovery
  • Trauma-focused therapy

The MBO Integrative Treatment Philosophy

At MBO, we embrace authentic transparency as a cornerstone of our philosophy. We believe in the power of collaboration to support recovery and recognize each client’s expertise in their own life.

We value autonomy and foster an environment that empowers patients to take ownership of their healing journey. Through this, you can receive the support you need while still taking charge of your own wellness journey.

How We Address Dual Diagnosis at MBO

MBO addresses dual diagnosis treatment through personalized treatment plans. By recognizing the connection between emotional struggles and physical responses, we’re able to discover strategies and skills that people can use to recover.
Our team of experts includes:
  • Licensed therapists
  • Medical staff
  • Psychiatry team members
  • Addiction specialists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nutritionists (coming soon)
These experts use their lived experiences to complement their wealth of knowledge to create a custom dual diagnosis treatment plan that empowers lasting change for your unique journey.
We believe that through this collaborative effort, you can harness the collective expertise of our team. This will help us provide comprehensive and personalized care that supports each journey toward holistic wellness and recovery.

"Professionals at Mind Body Optimization work hard to address potential barriers to engagement, such as ambivalence or resistance. Our motivational enhancement techniques, stages-of-change models, and personalized goal-setting are employed to foster motivation for both mental health and substance use interventions. This approach acknowledges and works with the individual's readiness for change."

Tailored Plans for Dual Diagnosis Treatment at MBO

Every individual that comes through our doors at MBO will receive a personalized plan to help meet their unique needs and recovery goals. We are committed to providing comprehensive, tailored care for dual diagnosis treatment.
We also use innovative techniques and personalized interventions to address each person’s unique condition. We empower our clients to navigate their journey toward holistic healing through ongoing collaboration and support. Our aim is to help them do so with confidence and resilience.

Individualized Assessment and Diagnosis

The individualized assessment and diagnosis process at MBO is used to help determine how to address a person’s wellness needs in a way that works for them.
The initial communication with Mind Body Optimization will include a brief assessment to fully understand the history, lived experiences, symptoms, and other needs of every client.
Once this is confirmed and figured out, individuals are then set up with an appointment with one of our providers in order to further determine the treatment plan.
After intake is complete, we design a comprehensive treatment plan to address each client’s mental health conditions and substance use disorders. This information allows our team to create a holistic and effective roadmap for each client’s journey toward wellness.

A New Standard in Dual Diagnosis Care

Our team at Mind Body Optimization sets a new standard in dual diagnosis care that incorporates evidence-based therapies, holistic practices, and alternative modalities into treatment plans. Our approach allows us to cater to the diverse needs and preferences of each person seeking support.

Also, our commitment to ongoing research and innovation enables us to continually evolve and enhance our services. By doing this, we can continue to provide cutting-edge care that prioritizes the well-being and recovery of our patients.

A Deeper Dive Into Our Evidence-Based Therapies and Holistic Healing Modalities at MBO

Mind Body Optimization combines evidence-based therapies with more holistic approaches to provide a well-rounded approach to treatment. We integrate traditional therapy with alternative techniques like mindfulness, yoga, and hormone testing (coming soon).

Evidence-Based Therapies Offered at MBO

At MBO, we may integrate many types of evidence-based therapies into your wellness journey, such as:

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

This method focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors. CBT promotes healthier coping mechanisms and improved emotional regulation for individuals who struggle with mental health disorders, SUDs, and co-occurring disorders.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

This technique is designed to reduce the distress associated with traumatic memories by helping process and resolve past experiences. This, in turn, reduces symptoms and promotes emotional healing.
Since many individuals with dual diagnosis symptoms have deep-rooted trauma, this therapy can help them start to reframe the way their mind and body reacts to triggers and harmful memories.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

This type of talk therapy uses education and emotional exploration to help patients learn skills to manage intense emotions. It focuses on four core skills – mindfulness, acceptance/distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)

This method of therapy is best for helping patients overcome negative thought patterns and habits associated with substance abuse to enhance their motivation for lasting and sustainable change.

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

MI uses talk therapy to help patients overcome substance abuse disorders. It guides people toward finding the inner motivation to make positive changes in their lives. It takes MET to the next level by using an in-depth assessment to identify the obstacles in a person’s life.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

This approach is a type of CBT that focuses specifically on addressing negative thought patterns and habits to help patients develop a healthier lifestyle.

Holistic Therapies Offered at MBO

At Mind Body Optimization, we understand the profound impact of integrating holistic approaches into our dual diagnosis treatment plans.
Our dual diagnosis treatment approach relies heavily on holistic therapies such as:
  • Experiential therapy: This type of therapy uses engaging activities, such as role-playing, music, arts, and family sculpting, to help patients move through their emotions and understand them on a deeper level.
  • Mindfulness-based interventions: These therapies encourage present-moment awareness and acceptance. This promotes stress reduction and emotional well-being. These interventions may include meditation and mindfulness-based breathing techniques. 
  • Harm reduction techniques: These techniques focus on minimizing the negative consequences of substance use in order to reduce stigma and prioritize health. They empower people to make healthier choices, supporting their journey toward recovery and improved wellness.

Well-Rounded Approach to Wellness

Holistic approaches are valuable complements to traditional dual diagnosis treatment. They enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of the healing process.

With both of these elements, MBO creates a comprehensive treatment framework that addresses the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit.

These integrative wellness modalities offer extra tools for coping with mental health symptoms and substance use cravings. They also foster inner strength and self-awareness. This empowers people to actively take part in their recovery journey.

Discover the Power of Dual Diagnosis Treatment at MBO

At Mind Body Optimization, we recognize the importance of effective dual diagnosis treatment. Comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment plans are key to addressing the complex relationship between substance use disorders and mental health conditions.
Our dual diagnosis treatment approach guarantees that our clients receive personalized care that addresses their unique needs. This fosters holistic healing and long-term, sustainable recovery.
MBO is dedicated to promoting healing and empowerment for all our clients. We aim to do so in a way that is both manageable and sustainable. Our treatment center is one where mental health is embraced with compassion, expertise, and confidence.

Contact Mind Body Optimization Today

If you’re seeking customized care and effective solutions for substance use disorder and mental health conditions, Mind Body Optimization is here to help. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing holistic and integrated treatment plans tailored to your specific needs.

Reach out to us today for more information on our dual diagnosis treatment plans. We’re here to help you heal.