Dual Diagnosis

Creative Care offers Dual Diagnosis Treatment


If you or your loved one have a dual diagnosis, that means there are one or more co-occurring disorders with an addiction. At Creative Care, mental health experts identify the other contributing disorders that may be amplifying addiction so they can customize a recovery plan based on your individual needs. For compassionate care in a welcoming, elegant, and comfortable atmosphere, call to speak to a specialist now.


From depression to anxiety or trauma, many mental health disorders can influence or cause addiction. In fact, many adults who struggle with substance abuse don’t even realize they have a mental health problem. Consequently, Creative Care believes it is imperative to complete an assessment to develop the proper, personalized treatment plan for our patients’ specific needs. Admitted patients with a co-occurring mental health disorder and substance abuse disorder will be best suited for our dual diagnosis program.

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Dual Diagnosis Q&A

What does dual diagnosis mean?

Dual diagnosis means that a patient suffers from both an addiction and a mental illness at the same time. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, research indicates that drugs amplify mental illness. Furthermore, it’s quite common to attempt self-medication for mental illness using drugs. Unfortunately, this only serves to worsen the first problem while developing a new one as well.

The team of mental health experts at Creative Care specializes in dual diagnosis, and they have unique training and experience to support patients through both addiction and mental illness.

What mental health disorders are included in dual diagnosis?

Many patients at Creative Care have a dual diagnosis and need both drug treatment and mental health treatment. For example, some of the many conditions treated include:

  • Anxiety disorders, including adjustment disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depressive disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder

You or your loved one can count on the experienced team for compassionate treatment of nearly all mental health disorders, along with the best in substance abuse treatment.

How does dual diagnosis treatment work?

Upon arrival at Creative Care, the addiction and mental health specialists evaluate all patients for co-occurring conditions during admission. Addiction recovery at Creative Care emphasizes a biopsychosocial approach, which treats the biological, psychological, and social aspects of addiction.

Addiction patients begin shortly after admission, which ensures the most comfortable experience possible while transitioning off drugs and starting the recovery journey.

While in recovery, patients typically see their main therapist for three hour-long sessions each week. Additionally, they have a session with their secondary therapist and meetings with the consulting psychiatrist as needed. Furthermore, patients participate in a 12-step program with the full support of their care providers and a local sponsor.

Additionally, you or your loved one participate in yoga classes, art therapy, equine therapy, and time in the beautiful serene setting before spending each night in a luxurious room that’s designed for optimal comfort.

How long does dual diagnosis treatment take?

The minimum program length at Creative Care is 30 days. However, for dual diagnosis patients, the expert care providers typically recommend at least 60-90-day stays. With co-occurring conditions, there are many different things to consider and deal with during recovery. As a result, longer treatment plans often lead to the best results for long-term wellness.

The Creative Care team is here to help you or your loved one cope with dual diagnosis and thrive in a healthy recovery. Call to talk to a specialist now.