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What is Dual Diagnosis?

Updated: Jan 10

At PRC Recovery, emphasis is laid on addiction being treated as a mental disorder. That being said, we cannot ignore that co-occurring disorders are a very real component for some and need to be treated accordingly.


What is Dual-Diagosis
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Studies done by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) show that dual diagnosis affects as much as 45% of people diagnosed with substance abuse disorders in the US. We must offer an integrated treatment plan that addresses both disorders as interconnected mental issues.


What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders refers to the substance abuse disorder not being the only illness presented. Other mood or psychiatric disorders are also diagnosed and may include the following:


  • Panic Disorders

  • Depression

  • Bipolar

  • Schizophrenia

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Eating Disorders


How We Treat Dual Diagnosis


  1. Psychological and medical assessment by our consulting doctor to screen for possible barriers.

  2. Intake Assessments with a life history questionnaire were done at admission to identify possible previous diagnoses and challenges faced by the client to determine goals for the individualised treatment plan.

  3. Daily inventory is done by the client to establish thinking and behavioural patterns or monitor progress in key areas.

  4. A mood journal is also introduced for clients who struggle to identify their emotions or to help them see recurring patterns. It is also used to monitor the adverse effects of medication and prompt the registered counsellor for undiagnosed illnesses.

  5. Refer positive screenings to our consulting clinical psychologist and consulting psychiatrist for confirmation of screening and possible therapeutic and medicinal intervention.

  6. Our registered counsellor conducted a personality typing and strength survey to help the case management team and the client with effective one-on-one counselling.

  7. Integrated treatment plan addressing both disorders as interconnected mental issues.

  8. Group therapy sessions and one-on-one counselling sessions using evidence-based therapy to teach coping skills and strategies as well as education on the disorders.

  9. Physical and nutritional programs to promote healthier lifestyles.

  10. Aftercare planning to take into consideration any barriers and relapse prevention.

  11. Strategies for effective measures in the case of a relapse.


Our Treatment Philosophy


  • Evidence-based therapy is done by our registered counsellor. Therapy includes CBT, DBT, Gestalt Therapy and Family Systems Therapy.

  • 12-step recovery program allowing for mental and transformative practices and tools.

  • Feedback Informed Therapy. Addiction is a family disease and progress and challenges are not only dealt with between client and staff but family participation is vital.


Our Program


  • Professional personalised treatment aligns the goals with the client’s desired outcome, followed by measurable, time-sensitive steps towards achieving them.

  • The holistic recovery approach examines physical healing, mental health, emotional well-being, and spiritual beliefs and values.

  • Therapeutic community therapy where peer recovery becomes a foundation in their new lives.

  • Group and family therapy.

  • Aftercare services and support.


Why Choose PRC Recovery?

We are a registered treatment centre specialising in the treatment of addictive disorders. Our individualised approach to treating addiction is based on international standards and includes the many proven modalities in the treatment of addiction.​ Contact us today to find out more.


Summary:

Discover the significance of dual diagnosis in addiction, affecting 45% of individuals with substance abuse disorders. PRC Recovery provides integrated treatment, featuring psychological and medical assessments, evidence-based therapy, and holistic recovery approaches. Explore personalized programs, including group and family therapy, and aftercare services, and why choosing PRC Recovery ensures an individualized, international-standard treatment for addictive disorders. Contact us today for comprehensive and effective addiction treatment.

Prevalence of Dual Diagnosis

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), up to 45% of individuals diagnosed with substance abuse disorders in the US also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. PRC Recovery emphasizes the need for an integrated treatment plan that addresses both substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues.

Defining Dual Diagnosis

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Holistic Treatment Philosophy

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