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Seeking Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Omaha, NE

Woman talks to therapist about seeking dual diagnosis treatment in Omaha, NE

Millions of Americans struggle with substance use disorders (SUD), and millions also struggle with mental health disorders. A dual diagnosis, a co-occurring disorder, is when individuals have both simultaneously. Living with SUD is never easy, and it becomes even more challenging when you’re also struggling with your mental health.  

If you’re seeking dual diagnosis treatment in Omaha, NE, Northpoint Omaha is here to help. Our experienced treatment team members understand how co-occurring disorders impact daily life and how they influence one another, creating a cycle that is nearly impossible to break without comprehensive, integrated treatment. Recognizing a dual diagnosis can be challenging, especially if unaware of the signs and symptoms. Contact our team online or call 888.687.8014 to speak with an intake specialist and learn about dual diagnosis treatment. 

Recognizing the Need for Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Omaha 

Omaha is known for its education system, low cost of living, great job opportunities, and a strong economy. Still, Omahans are no strangers to co-occurring disorders. According to the CDC State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System, among those in Omaha who died from an overdose in 2020 and 2021:1 

  • 28.7% had a history of mental health issues 
  • 15.5% had a history of mental health treatment 
  • Others perceived 26% to be depressed at the time of their death 

It is essential to note that these statistics reflect only a tiny percentage of the total population in Omaha. It is estimated that approximately 9.2 million American adults have a co-occurring disorder.2  Recognizing the signs of dual diagnosis can be challenging because the symptoms of one condition can mask or exacerbate the symptoms of the other. If you may need dual diagnosis treatment, Northpoint Omaha can help. 

What Are the Signs of Dual Diagnosis? 

People with dual diagnoses have overlapping symptoms that can affect each other. Dual diagnosis refers to various combinations of disorders, with symptoms varying between individuals and depending on the specific disorders. For instance, someone with alcohol use disorder (AUD) and bipolar disorder will have different symptoms compared to someone with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and opioid use disorder (OUD). Genetic, biological, and environmental factors also influence symptom presentation. Some signs of dual diagnosis include: 

  • Substance abuse starting at the same time as mental health symptoms 
  • Substance abuse worsening existing mental health symptoms or causing new ones 
  • Using drugs or alcohol to self-medicate anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues 
  • Previous unsuccessful treatment attempts for either the SUD or the mental health disorder 
  • Impaired functioning in multiple areas of life not solely explained by one condition 
  • Increased risk-taking behaviors 
  • Unpredictable and severe mood swings 
  • Social isolation and withdrawal 

A family history of substance use disorders and mental health disorders can increase the risk of dual diagnosis. Determining the order of occurrence between the mental health disorder and SUD can be complex. Recovery from dual diagnosis requires integrated treatment that addresses both conditions simultaneously. 

Treating Dual Diagnosis in Omaha, NE 

Having a dual diagnosis makes all areas of daily life more challenging to navigate. At Northpoint Omaha, we know that recovery is possible and can provide the tools to help you or your loved one. Northpoint Omaha relies on integrated, evidence-based, and holistic therapies to help heal the mind, body, and spirit. Here, some of the treatment modalities you can expect include: 

  • Individual counseling 
  • Group therapy 
  • Family therapy 
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • Art therapy 
  • Mindfulness practices 
  • 12-step groups 
  • Relapse prevention therapy 
  • Medication-assisted therapy 

Through outpatient dual diagnosis treatment in Omaha, NE, you can receive comprehensive care in a safe, supportive environment without stepping away from your daily responsibilities. Our intake specialists can help determine which program is best suited to your needs. 

Call Northpoint Omaha to Enroll in Our Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program     

At Northpoint Omaha, our compassionate and experienced team can help you understand your dual diagnosis and how to improve your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Contact us online or call 888.687.8014 to discover the benefits of dual diagnosis treatment in Omaha.  

 

Footnotes: 

  1. CDC State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS) – 2020 and 2021 
  2. SAMHSA – Co-Occurring Disorders and Other Health Conditions