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Dual Diagnosis

What is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual Diagnosis is a term defining the simultaneous occurrence of both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder being experienced by an individual.

Mental illness and substance abuse are closely linked. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that 45 percent of people struggling with addiction also have a co-occurring mental health disorder. In addition, individuals diagnosed with a mental health condition are about two times (2x) more likely to also suffer from a substance use disorder.

Get Treatment For Co-Occurring Disorders

Mental Health Disorders Linked to Substance Abuse Include:

  • Attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Schizophrenia

Specialists in Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

In co-occurring cases, the mental health disorder tends to be the underlying problem while substance abuse manifests itself as a symptom of that problem. That’s why our team at SOBA New Jersey knows that treatment of both mental health and substance abuse disorders is critical to a client’s successful recovery.

A dual diagnosis requires specific treatment outside the realms of traditional addiction treatment centers. The team at SOBA New Jersey is uniquely qualified to treat co-occurring disorders. We are experts in understanding the specific psychological problems and addictive behaviors our clients exhibit and it is with this understanding that we can properly treat both disorders extensively to facilitate a full, comprehensive recovery.

Assessing Individuals With A Dual Diagnosis

Individuals that enter our treatment program undergo thorough assessments and evaluations. This allows our team to see exactly what their treatment plan will require. It also highlights any co-occurring issues that our treatment plan will need to address. Our team repeats these assessments at specific checkpoints throughout treatment to continually monitor for underlying mental health disorders. Our evaluation process makes sure every client receives the care required.

What is a Co Occurring DisorderView Full Infographic at: Co-occurring Disorders Treatment

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Responding to COVID-19 & Continuing Treatment

The disease of addiction does not cease its torment due to other pandemics. With this in mind SOBA New Jersey is keeping its doors open while taking mindful steps to keep our patients and team safe and healthy.

These steps include a mandatory health screening for all visitors and new clients coming into our facilities as well increased efforts in cleaning and disinfecting all offices, facilities, treatment rooms and living spaces. We also provide Telehealth treatment services for clients to continue treatment and maintain recovery from the comfort and safety of their homes. Learn More.

The crisis of COVID-19 can very easily give the disease of addiction the excuse it needs to continue ruining your life or the life of a loved one. This is why the doors at SOBA New Jersey remain open.

Don't give your disease a reason to continue it's daily ravaging of your life and the lives of everyone around you. Use the time you have now to make a positive decision for yourself and come to SOBA New Jersey.

“Change only happens when the pain of holding on is greater than the fear of letting go".