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What does the dual diagnosis program offer at Palm Partners?

Dual diagnosis refers to a condition where the patient has both a substance addiction coupled with a psychological disorder. Common examples of this would be cocaine addiction along with an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia, or it could be the combination of alcoholism and depression, which sends the patient spiraling out of control.

These are often very hard to diagnose and also lead to some amount of confusion as to which kind of treatment would be ideal to resolve them. Very often, treatment programs that are used for single addiction problems are wary of accepting patients who have dual conditions. This is because most rehabilitation centers tend to specialize in either substance abuse or psychiatric conditions, not usually both. When an addiction is combined with another real disorder, then treating the individual becomes more difficult.

If you or one of your loved ones has co-occurring disorders, there are treatment options available. It would be best to consult with your doctor before you make any kind of selection just to ensure that you are doing what’s right for you or your loved one.

The best addiction treatment centers will treat not only the alcohol or drug addiction, but also any mental health disorders of the patient. This process is called dual-diagnosis, and is very important for a successful recovery. It is often the case that a mental health disorder was the cause of or a significant factor in the development of the addiction in the first place. Mental health issues like depression need to be treated at the same time as the addiction, with individual and group counseling, in order to get to the root of the problem, and avoid returning to addiction.

Many addiction treatment programs also include help with housing assistance, family counseling, and relationship management. The best addiction treatment program should care for the addict as a whole person, and not focus only on their addiction.

Dual Diagnosis Program at Palm Partners deals also with Trauma Resolution. Many addicts and alcoholics, as well as their families have experienced trauma in their lives. This trauma, if repressed, can lead to other symptoms and ultimately end in relapse.

Our highly skilled and specialized clinicians use the most current methodologies to resolve all levels of trauma. Palm Partners is the leader in the successful treatment of Dual Diagnosis and Trauma in conjunction with the client’s recovery from chemical dependency.

Dual Diagnosis Program at Palm Partners Recovery Center is designed to assist clients who suffer from a co-occurring disorder along with their chemical dependency. Clients learn about their problem (such as depression, bi-polar disorder or anxiety) and then learn the necessary coping skills to manage the problem.

Emphasis is placed on the inter-relationship between the two conditions so as to mitigate relapse potential for both the chemical dependency and the co-occurring disorder.

Palm Partners dual diagnosis program clients are provided with an array of adjunct holistic services to help the symptoms and discomfort associated with the problem. Tai Chi, Yoga, meditation, nutritional counseling and Rapid Trauma Resolution are just some of the above referenced adjunct services that clients respond to extremely well.


If you are seeking dual diagnosis treatment at Palm Partners please dont hesitate to call 877-711-HOPE(4673) or go to



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