Dual Diagnosis Disorder

Dual Diagnosis Disorder
Dual Diagnosis is a combination of any mental disorder and addiction. A person with a Dual Diagnosis has two separate illnesses and each needs its own treatment plan.

What is Dual Diagnosis?

This disorder is sometimes not well understood by the medical establishment, even though as many as half of those with drug or alcohol addiction also have some form of mental illness. Often dual problems, if not treated in an integrated manner, can lead to a high incidence of relapse. For example, if the addiction is treated, but not the underlying psychiatric disorder at the same time, it can complicate the process and relapse may occur. Or, if the two illnesses are treated by different doctors, they may not have a fully comprehensive picture of the person’s health.

What Are The Signs & Symptoms Of Dual Diagnosis?

Treatment & Our Approach

All of Papillon’s residents follow their own Individual Treatment Plan that is used to guide their progress through the three Rehabilitation Blocks: Self-System Development; Trauma Processing; and Reintegration. The result is a personalised and holistic approach to each of our residents’ mental recovery with the goal of sustainable reintegration at the end of their 3-month stay.

The best treatment for Dual Diagnosis is integrated intervention—when a person receives care for both their diagnosed mental illness and substance abuse. The idea that “I cannot treat your depression because you are also drinking” is outdated—current thinking requires both issues be addressed.

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