Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers in Massachusetts

Medically Reviewed

Jack Maroney

Medically reviewed by Jack Maroney, MSHCA, LADC1

Written by Lake Ave Recovery Staff
Updated on August 13, 2023

Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Massachusetts

Treatment at Lake Ave Recovery is unlike any other Massachusetts treatment center. IOP is a great treatment of choice for most substance use disorders, including opioid, alcohol and heroin dependence that offers flexibility for your day-to-day life and is offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Our treatment CURE is founded in Compassion, Understanding, Respect, and Empathy.

Trying to get through life with an addiction to drugs or alcohol causes great emotional and physical damage. When you also carry the burden of having a mental health disorder, it complicates the situation even more. Dual diagnosis is more common than you might think, but the good news is that a professional treatment plan can treat it. Lake Avenue Recovery offers holistic-therapy-based dual diagnosis treatment centers in Massachusetts that teach you to overcome your substance use disorder and enjoy improved mental health.

What is a Dual Diagnosis Disorder?

When a person has both a substance use disorder and at least one diagnosable mental health disorder, the condition is called dual diagnosis. Approximately 7.7 million adults in the U.S. have a dual diagnosis. Sadly, 52.5% of them do not receive treatment for either condition. Either illness can come first and one often influences the other. For example, a person with an addiction to drugs or alcohol often develops symptoms such as depression or anxiety related to their substance abuse. As well, someone who struggles with a mental illness may turn to using drugs or alcohol as a way of self-medicating. From there, they end up developing a dual diagnosis. When either situation happens, it’s imperative that the individual seeks professional help from dual diagnosis treatment centers in Massachusetts.

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Lake Avenue Recovery is an industry leader in addiction treatment in Massachusetts. Our team of top medical experts specialize in dual diagnosis treatment and are committed to ensuring that each patient is treated as an individual. Call us today, we’re available 24/7.

Signs and Symptoms of a Dual Diagnosis Disorder

Many common signs of having a dual diagnosis exist. When someone arrives at our dual diagnosis treatment centers in Massachusetts, we evaluate them to see if this condition is present. Signs and symptoms we will ask about include:
  • Previous or current diagnosis of a mental health disorder
  • Previous or current substance use disorder
  • Consistently feeling anxious or panicky
  • Consistently feeling depressed or hopeless
  • Suicidal feelings or actions
  • Excessive usage of drugs or alcohol to help
    diminish painful emotions or memories
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Disruption of sleep patterns
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Lack of interest in normal activities
  • Isolating from others
  • Difficulty performing well at work or in school

How Does Our Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Massachusetts Work?

The key to helping people achieve better mental and physical health lies in participating in the right therapy modalities for their unique circumstances. When a client arrives at our dual diagnosis treatment centers in Massachusetts, we assess them so we know exactly what treatment goals to set. This helps us create a schedule of therapies designed to help them heal from dual diagnosis. Choices for therapies include:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Ego-Modifying Therapy
  • Experiential and Mindfulness Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Medication-Assisted Recovery (MAR)
  • Psychotherapy
  • PTSD Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Therapy
  • Role-Playing
  • Social Skills Therapy

Some therapies take place one-on-one between the individual and a therapist. Others are group therapies that allow people with common goals to work together and enjoy peer support.

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What to Expect During Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Our facility is located in a picturesque part of Massachusetts among the natural beauty of nature. Our waterside property invites people to feel at home rather than like they are seeking help in a cold, hospital-like environment. Clients begin each day with coffee drinks served by a fireplace while they center themselves and prepare for the day’s work. Our staff of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals provide friendly, confidential care that brings out the best in each person.

We monitor each person for the progress they make during treatment. We make recommendations for how long they stay with us and arrange for transitioning into a lower level of care when needed.

Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Anyone attending our dual diagnosis treatment centers in Massachusetts can expect to enjoy our specialized benefits. First, we employ a staff of highly experienced experts who understand the intricacies of treating people who have both a mental illness and an addiction. They use their training to provide compassionate care that sets us apart from other treatment facilities. We partner with each person to help them empower themselves and build a new life with improved mental health and no need for addiction.

People going through withdrawal from substance abuse often benefit from taking prescription medications to help ease their symptoms. Additionally, people who need assistance overcoming symptoms of mental illness often find relief in using FDA-approved medications. We provide access to these drugs for those who need them and monitor each person to make sure they receive the right kind for their specific situation.

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Find Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Massachusetts Today

Have you found that drug or alcohol abuse has taken over your life and you want the kind of highly effective help that teaches you to become sober for life? Do you also deal with a mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression and want to know how to overcome this, too? Lake Avenue Recovery employs an experienced staff of medical and psychological professionals who can treat both addiction and mental illness. Our dual diagnosis treatment centers in Massachusetts offer you a full range of therapies provided by compassionate clinicians who teach you how to become the healthiest person you can be.

Are you tired of how living with a dual diagnosis keeps you from achieving your goals and living your best life? Contact Us today and let us create a treatment plan that helps you become sober and enjoy better mental health.

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