CARes provides counseling services targeted just for women, men, and for those who have a dual diagnosis. We offer Women’s Individual Counseling Sessions, Women’s Recovery Group, Men’s Individual Counseling Sessions, and Men’s Recovery Group. These gender-specific groups have been designed to provide a safe environment for women and men with an alcohol/substance abuse diagnosis to explore their gender roles and how it impacts their addiction. We also offer a Relationship Group to assist individuals in understanding how their addiction has affected relationships, dynamics of a healthy relationship, and healthy communication.
We have a special Dual Focused Program just for those individuals who have a dual diagnosis including anxiety and depression coping skills, anger management, and we also offer psychiatric evaluation and follow-up care for those diagnosed.
What is a dual diagnosis?
A person who has both an alcohol or drug problem and an emotional/psychiatric problem is said to have a dual diagnosis. To recover fully, the person needs treatment for both problems.
How common is dual diagnosis?
Dual diagnosis is more common than you might imagine. According to a report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association:
- Thirty-seven percent of alcohol abusers and fifty-three percent of drug abusers also have at least one serious mental illness.
- Of all people diagnosed as mentally ill, 29 percent abuse either alcohol or drugs.
What kind of mental or emotional problems are seen in people with dual diagnosis?
The following psychiatric problems are common to occur in dual diagnosis – i.e., in tandem with alcohol or drug dependency:
- Depressive disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder.
- Anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and phobias.
- Other psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and personality disorders.