Dual Diagnosis Program

Roughly 50% of people with substance use disorder also have another mental illness. But healing from both conditions is possible at Talbott Recovery. Our dual diagnosis program treats substance use and co-occurring mental illness at the same time. You receive personalized care reflecting methods that consistently lead to excellent outcomes.

Programs & Services

Talbott Recovery Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Why Choose Us?

We deliver integrated treatment to people with a primary diagnosis of addiction plus a co-occurring mental health disorder. This approach enables you to get to the source of both issues so you can move forward with your life.

You receive addiction recovery services through our partial hospitalization program (PHP) or intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP). Care also includes mental health therapies and medication if necessary.

Highlights of our program include:

  • National leader: Talbott Recovery was among the first programs specializing in addiction treatment for doctors, lawyers and pilots. Licensed professionals come to us from across the nation, Canada and Europe due to our high success rates. Now, similar treatment methods are available to any eligible patient, regardless of occupation. Learn more about us.
  • Addiction medicine specialists: Board-certified addiction psychiatrists and physicians help guide your recovery. They have completed rigorous training in addiction recovery and stay current with new research findings. Meet the staff.
  • Convenience: We make it easier to fit dual diagnosis treatment into your busy schedule. Services are available at our main campus in Atlanta and in Dunwoody. Day and evening sessions are available. If you are coming to us from far away, you can also stay in our nearby recovery residences.

Is the Dual Diagnosis Program Right for Me?

Dual diagnosis treatment may be right for you if you are 18 or older and dealing with both addiction and another mental illness. Get more information by reading answers to frequently asked questions.

We treat people dependent on one or more substances, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates
  • Painkillers
  • Methamphetamine
  • Stimulants

Mental health disorders may include:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Dual Diagnosis Program: What to Expect

Staff pay careful attention to your needs, making it a little easier to heal from a dual diagnosis and commit to substance-free living. You receive coordinated services from addiction medicine specialists, masters-level therapists, continuing care coordinators, case managers and family counselors.

Dual diagnosis treatment involves:

  • Assessment: You undergo multiple evaluations, enabling us to determine your psychiatric, psychological, social and family needs. We also ask about symptoms and how addiction is impacting your life. Find out more about admissions.
  • Treatment planning: Staff work together to determine the addiction and mental illness therapies that meet your needs. Care includes individual and group therapy. Find out more about addiction recovery treatments.
  • Medication-assisted addiction recovery: Medications may be necessary if you are recovering from alcohol or opiate addiction. Addiction medicine specialists prescribe specific drugs to relieve withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings.
  • Monitoring: Throughout treatment, we monitor your progress and make necessary adjustments. You also see an addiction medicine specialist every week, especially if you are on medications. They help ensure you are receiving the right drugs for your needs.
  • Continuous care planning: We coordinate services that support your ongoing sobriety. Staff assist you in finding a psychiatrist or therapist close to home. We also connect you with our alumni addiction support services.

Dual Diagnosis Treatments We Offer

We help you pinpoint the root of addictive behaviors and mental illness. You then participate in a variety of therapies that empower you to achieve your recovery goals.

Your personalized care plan may include:

  • Eye movement desensitization and processing (EMDR) accelerates your brain’s ability to heal from traumatic memories. It involves eye movements that help the brain recognize that an unpleasant event is over and no longer a threat to your well-being.
  • Family counseling involves therapies for you and your loved ones to address relationship issues and strengthen your bond. Loved ones also learn how to support your sobriety. Explore addiction family therapy.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) raises awareness of substance use triggers and how to avoid acting on them.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) focuses on accepting feelings such as grief and disappointment in order to bring healing.
  • Psychoeducation teaches you about the many ways addictive behaviors impact your physical and mental health.

More information about substance use counseling for dual diagnosis

Therapy is the cornerstone of addiction treatment at Talbott Recovery. Masters-level therapists cover a range of topics, giving you the skills you need to maintain long-term sobriety.

Topics we cover include:

  • Interpersonal communication: Tips for building and maintaining trusting relationships
  • Family systems: Easing strained family dynamics through healthy communication techniques
  • Grief resolution: Embracing your true feelings and finding healthy ways to move forward
  • Life skills: Self-control, problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Mindfulness: Relaxation, spirituality and meditation
  • Relapse prevention: Guidance may include self-care, reaching out to your support system or journaling

Get Help Now at Talbott Recovery Campus

Learn more about admissions or call us at 844-947-8323. Intake specialists are available 24/7. We accept most commercial insurance plans and TRICARE®, the U.S. military health benefits program.

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Easy access to addiction recovery services

Services are available on campuses in Atlanta and Dunwoody. If you do not live in the area, we offer nearby recovery residences with 24-hour supervision from Talbott Recovery staff.

Are you or a loved one struggling with addiction?

We can offer a way out. A lifetime of recovery and treatment is just one phone call away. Take a step toward a happier, healthier life.