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Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment in Aurora CO

When a person has a mental health condition with addiction, it is harder to beat addiction without proper treatment. Dual diagnosis treatment is an approach that simultaneously addresses addiction and mental health issues. Designed to improve chances of staying sober, dual diagnosis addiction treatment is an integral part of Colorado Addiction Recovery Services’s rehab program.

Understanding the Importance of Dual Diagnosis Treatment During Rehab

Recent research shows that at least 9 million people in the United States have a co-occurring disorder with addiction.[1] Both mental health issues and addiction are chronic brain disorders. For some people, a mental health issue leads to substance misuse. For instance, if a person has anxiety and suffers unpleasant effects, the individual may drink or take opioids. If a person feels depressed and exhausted, the individual may misuse a stimulant drug.

Cravings can still happen after treatment, but properly treating an unmet mental health need can reduce relapse risks. If a mental health condition remains untreated, a person may wind up relapsing multiple times. We focus on treating addiction and mental health needs at our state-of-the-art facility. We provide excellent care and compassionate support as people recover at Colorado Addiction Recovery Services.

When Does a Person Need Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment?

To better understand when to seek treatment for yourself or someone else, it helps to know essential signs. There are several potential signs associated with addiction and with mental health issues. Remember that signs can vary based on different substances and mental health issues.

Potential Signs of Mental Health Issues

Although there are many others, these are some common signs of mental health issues:

  • Disorientation
  • Confusion
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Withdrawing from people
  • Feeling sad or down
  • Anxiousness
  • Excessive worry or fear
  • Suicidal thoughts

Potential Signs of Addiction

There are also many other possible signs of addiction, but these are some common ones:

  • Mood swings
  • Behavioral changes
  • Poor hygiene
  • Withdrawal from people
  • Poor work performance
  • Neglecting responsibilities
  • New legal or financial problems
  • Secretive behavior

Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment During Rehab

At Colorado Addiction Recovery Services, our professionals create custom, comprehensive treatment plans. The goal of each plan is to minimize relapse risks. These are some benefits of dual diagnosis treatment during rehab:

  • Certified therapists help people understand the connections between mental health and addiction.
  • Participants learn coping strategies to help deal with the effects of both conditions.
  • Therapists help participants develop a strong strategy for preventing relapse.
  • Participants learn how to identify triggers and avoid or deal with them.
  • Both the participant and the therapist work together to pinpoint the causes of addiction or mental health disorders.

Our dual diagnosis program in Aurora, Colorado, includes inpatient residential treatment and multiple therapy modalities to overcome addiction and treat mental health concerns.

Learn More About Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment in Aurora CO

If you or someone you know needs help overcoming addiction and managing mental health needs, we are here for you. We provide a clean, safe and supportive environment. Colorado Addiction Recovery Services in Aurora is an inpatient rehab facility that welcomes everyone. We are also a Medicaid-focused facility that accepts the Colorado Health First program. If you have questions about Medicaid covering rehab, we will be happy to help. We also provide case management and family support services.

Please contact us to learn more about our facility and Medicaid-covered dual diagnosis addiction treatment during rehab.


[1] https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/medications-counseling-related-conditions/co-occurring-disorders

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