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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimated in 2017 that more than 14% of adults in U.S. households struggled with a mental health disorder. But what do mental health issues have to do with drug or alcohol treatment? Sometimes, a substance use disorder (SUD) can co-occur with a mental health condition. This is referred to as dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders. 

Some rehab facilities offer dual diagnosis treatment programs, and call them that.

Others provide mental health treatment programs that can be customized to include addiction treatment like mental health treatment centers do—if they don’t refer people struggling with addiction to a nearby rehab facility. Skywood Recovery offers mental health treatment programs in Augusta, Michigan, that can handle patients struggling with one mental health disorder or a dual diagnosis that includes addiction. Call 269.280.4673 to get started on the road to mental wellness. 

Common Mental Health Treatment Programs

Skywood Recovery’s mental health treatment center offers the following programs:

However, a very high percentage of those seeking addiction treatment are also assessed and found to struggle with a co-occurring mental health disorder. For example, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and trauma disorders can also easily co-occur with a SUD. 

What Comprises Mental Health Treatment Programming

In the past, mental health and addiction treatment professionals treated SUDs and mental health disorders separately without any connection. Over time, it became clear that this outdated model was less than ideal. As we grow in our understanding of the connection between mental health and addiction, treatment professionals have developed a dual diagnosis approach to treat these co-occurring disorders simultaneously. Today, experts acknowledge that treating these issues together is critical, and integrated treatment is accepted as the most appropriate option for lasting long-term sobriety. This is why dual diagnosis treatment is the preferred approach in all cases of co-occurring disorders involving a SUD to help patients eventually live happy and full lives.

Effective mental health treatment or dual diagnosis treatment typically has the following components:

  • Psychotherapy – Also called “talk therapy,” this treatment method helps patients understand their mental health disorder and teaches them how to manage their symptoms. Therapists will also help patients develop healthy coping mechanisms for day-to-day life.
  • Group therapy – This type of therapy puts patients with similar mental health disorders together in a secure and supportive environment. Here, they can share their experiences and learn from one another under the guidance of a mental health professional.
  • Family therapy – Family members can be essential in a patient’s mental health treatment and recovery. In family therapy sessions, mental health professionals can help patients and their families communicate better, understand the mental health disorder, and develop a support system.
  • Activity therapy – Also called “recreation therapy,” this treatment method uses fun activities to help patients learn new skills, cope with stress, and socialize in a healthy way.

Some mental health disorders can also be effectively treated with medication. A mental health professional will work with a patient to find the proper medication, monitor side effects, and adjust the dosage as needed.

From Our Clients

I went to Skywood in 2020 and I came in believing I was gonna die. Thinking that I would be left alone in a room to whither away. Needless to say I was very wrong. I was cared for and heard. My needs were met perfectly, my therapists were incredible. The staff goes above and beyond to help you through a tough process. The knowledge from the staff is amazing and helpful! I made lifelong friends and was setup for aftercare! I would recommend and definitely go back if I ever needed help again!

– Natasha

Benefits of Undergoing a Mental Health Treatment Program

Mental health treatment programs offer several benefits that can help patients struggling with mental disorders. These programs can give patients the tools to manage their mental health disorders and live healthy, productive lives. Some of the most significant benefits of mental health treatment include the following:

  • Improved mental well-being
  • Improved relationships
  • Increased functioning
  • Reduced symptoms

In dual diagnosis cases, mental health treatment benefits patients by teaching them how to control their mental health disorders and cope with addiction triggers. This can help patients avoid relapse and maintain long-term sobriety. 

Find Mental Health Treatment Programs in Augusta, Michigan, at Skywood Recovery

At Skywood Recovery, the staff treats co-occurring mental health disorders that involve addiction. However, there is a separate program for that. The Skywood Recovery mental health treatment centers offer specific programs for common mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. Contact Skywood Recovery today at 269.280.4673 to learn more about what’s offered at the center in Augusta, Michigan, and how the Skywood Recovery staff can help you or someone you care about.