What is the Dual Diagnosis program at Cadabams?
When people struggle with substance misuse as well as a mental illness, they are said to have comorbidity. The drug might cause the comorbid illness, or the condition could already be present. These are some of them:
- Drug-induced mood disorders: As ironic as it may seem, a substance used to make someone feel better might actually make them feel melancholy or have mood irregularities.
- Substance-induced psychotic disorders: Certain drugs (such as cannabis, hallucinogens, and others) affect our perspective of reality in profound ways. But what if they permanently affect your perception or cause you distress? Substance-induced psychotic illnesses are one of the comorbid conditions of substance abuse where the development of the psychotic illnesses can be traced or linked with the abuse of substances.
The Dual Diagnosis program at Cadabams is aimed at helping individuals who have comorbid mental health disorders along with substance abuse. It addresses both substance abuse and the associated psychiatric illness to ensure comprehensive recovery. It also involves the family in the recovery process and achieves long-term and sustainable healing.
What does the program involve?
- The treatment approach includes a combination of medication, counseling, psychotherapy, group therapy, and more. In combination with our multidisciplinary team, our comprehensive approach accelerates recovery from substance abuse.
- The medication is prescribed by the psychiatrist after a complete and comprehensive evaluation of the individual.
- Psychotherapy is a process that includes Insight building, rapport building with the individual, which then leads to further treatment approaches.
- Therapeutic approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT), Motivation Enhancement Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and more are seen to be effective in helping individuals overcome addiction.
How does this program ensure effective and sustainable recovery?
The program is very successful. It primarily addresses substance abuse and then moves on to address the comorbid mental health disorder. What are the benefits of this program?
- We can understand the individual and their condition better, allowing us to administer more personalized treatment plans.
- Families can get a lot more involved and invested in their loved one’s recovery, making the recovery more comprehensive.
- It allows the individual to take a leave of absence, go out of the de-addiction center, and back to daily life to see how their recovery sustains, while still being under clinical supervision.
- It is a monitored environment, where the individual can avail a multidisciplinary treatment approach, allowing them to recover in the long term.