At All Points North, we want to help you move from surviving into thriving. Treatment is more successful when you address healing beyond the symptoms and dig into the root causes. More often than you might imagine, drug or alcohol addiction can mask mental illness, or vice versa. Without getting to the root issue, treatment acts as a patch for the real underlying conditions. We’ve seen it happen time after time – maybe you’ve gone through a similar experience: clients seek support for addiction, but not the underlying mental disorder. After treatment, they fall back into a lifestyle of addiction and eventually relapse.
Luckily, there is an alternative path: when you work to address co-occurring disorders, you’re more likely to find long-lasting recovery.
DUAL-DIAGNOSIS TREATMENT THAT WORKS
At All Points North London, we want to help you move from surviving into thriving. Treatment is more successful when you address healing beyond the symptoms and dig into the root causes. More often than you might imagine, drug or alcohol addiction can mask mental illness or vice versa. Without getting to the root issue, treatment acts as a patch for the real underlying conditions. We’ve seen it happen time after time – maybe you’ve gone through a similar experience: clients seek support for addiction but not the underlying mental disorder. After treatment, they fall back into a lifestyle of addiction and eventually relapse. Luckily, there is an alternative path: when you work to address co-occurring disorders, you’re more likely to find long-lasting recovery.
What Is Dual-Diagnosis Treatment?
Many people who struggle with substance misuse also experience a co-occurring mental health disorder. Leaving a mental health condition untreated can lead to worse treatment outcomes and a higher risk of relapse.
Dual-diagnosis treatment addresses addiction and mental health simultaneously without prioritising one condition over the other.Read More
WHAT ARE CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS?
It’s estimated that as many as half of those with substance addictions also suffer from mental health disorders. Typically, dual-diagnosis clients may struggle to maintain sobriety. Intimacy can be difficult, and it’s common to experience erratic mood swings, violent tendencies, or uncontrolled anger. If you struggle with an undiagnosed co-occurring disorder, you may find it hard to formulate and convey your thoughts and might feel socially inept or develop solitary tendencies as a result. It might be hard to maintain employment and you may have issues managing your finances or controlling your spending.
Some of the most common co-occurring disorders found coupled with addiction are:
- Generalised anxiety
- Eating disorders (not treated by APN)
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
- Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
When we identify the co-occurring disorders as the root cause, we’re able to develop a more strategic approach to healing. Dual diagnosis not only helps you understand yourself better, but it also helps you understand the contributing factors that led to your addiction.
UNLOCK REAL HEALING
If you’ve tried to cope with a mental disorder by seeking “relief” in the form of drugs or alcohol, you may have unknowingly entered a vicious cycle that can quickly spiral out of control. Our client, Ashley, came to APN Lodge in Colorado, USA after years of childhood trauma that led to excessive drinking. By addressing trauma and alcohol addiction, Ashley was able to open herself up to the possibility of transformation and embrace her full potential to find her authentic self in the process.MEET ASHLEY
A FULL CONTINUUM OF CARE
Wherever you are, start there. All Points North has built a full continuum of care to provide multiple “front doors” where you can get started with treatment, whether you’re in crisis, maintenance, or have already made progress. APN London offers in-person and remote individual therapy, group therapy, support groups, and neurotechnology for co-occurring disorders.
If more intensive treatment is found to be beneficial, residential treatment and partial hospitalisation programmes are available at All Points North Lodge in Edwards, CO, USA. Outpatient groups, individual therapy, and support groups are also offered virtually through APN Connection. Not sure where to start? That’s pretty normal. Our in-house team will help you sort out all the details and find the right starting point for you.
RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FOR CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS NEAR VAIL, CO
APN Lodge is our primary location for residential and partial hospitalisation treatment – with programmes generally lasting 30+ days. When you start treatment, our comprehensive team will develop a custom-curated plan for your unique needs. You will work with a primary therapist one-on-one and join a vast array of tailored groups to help you navigate your past, present, and future. Your treatment plan will be determined based on your individual needs, and not all therapies will be right for everyone.
YOUR COLORADO THERAPY OPTIONS
The expert team at APN Lodge near Vail, CO will create your treatment plan by pulling from interventions including dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, process groups, family therapy, family-of-origin work, psychoeducation, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), art therapy, music therapy, experiential therapy, and a variety of other modalities. In addition to your typical schedule, you may be eligible for adjunctive therapies like Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for additional work on depression, anxiety, OCD, or smoking cessation.
YOUR DUAL-DIAGNOSIS TEAM
The team around you matters in your success, so we’ve packed it with deep experience and a variety of specialties. Our clinical team contains industry-renowned leadership and a diverse lineup of masters level therapists with expertise in addiction, plus anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, bipolar, and more.MEET THE TEAM
DECIDING YOUR NEXT STEP
Schedule a free consultation with a member of the APN team to share a bit of your story and determine the right next step for you. Our team is happy to go over treatment and financial options.