Dual-Diagnosis | Getting to the Root of Addiction With Discovery & Treatment
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Dual Diagnosis: Getting to the Root of Addiction With Discovery & Treatment
Addiction Mental Health | 18 January, 2023

What is dual diagnosis? The term simply means that when an individual presents with both symptoms of a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder. Another term for when multiple conditions are present simultaneously is “comorbidity.”

Depression & Addiction

For instance, depression and anxiety can underpin and fuel addiction, but they may vary in type and complexity. Several different types of depression can present themselves in an individual. Of these types of depression, the most commonly found in addiction cases are Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD).

Anxiety & Addiction

Anxiety often triggers cravings in someone suffering from addiction. Like the different types of depression that can manifest, there are a variety of subtypes of anxiety. It is common to find Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) as co-occurring disorders in dual-diagnosis treatment for addiction. The interactions between SUDs and anxiety are multifaceted and variable.


Dual Diagnosis

Trauma-Informed Care

Addiction is a “biopsychosocial” disease. Every day, scientists are finding out more and more about trauma-informed care. At Paramount Wellness Retreat, our integrated care approach to recovery treatment ensures that discoveries about trauma-informed approaches to drug and alcohol addiction treatment are applied optimally. While addiction does not always stem from a core trauma or (a series of traumas), it is a common underlying root cause of many addictions and addictive behavior.


What are the benefits of receiving a Dual-Diagnosis treatment?

  • A fuller understanding of yourself
  • An explanation of certain addictive behaviors
  • A revelation that trauma may be at the root of addiction
  • Finding out how to meaningfully explore and examine your psyche
  • A way to build a roadmap for effective treatment


Once a treatment team— such as our renowned experts at Paramount Wellness Retreat— for drug and alcohol recovery review your case and circumstance, a personalized treatment plan can be created and implemented.


What is the importance of an individualized treatment plan for drug and alcohol addiction treatment?

  • You get a uniquely crafted solution to your specific circumstance
  • A dual diagnosis can inform your path forwards
  • An integrated care approach yields the best results for addiction recovery

For true recovery and personal regrowth, we must fully understand the root of our problems. Ready to learn more about our personalized addiction treatment center in Connecticut? Contact Paramount Wellness Retreat today!

If you or someone you know suffers from addiction,
Paramount Wellness Retreat is here to help.

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