A dual diagnosis can vary greatly. One person may suffer from alcoholism and depression. Another person may struggle with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and opiate drug abuse. In 2014, it was estimated that 7.9 million people in the United States suffer from both a mental health disorder as well as an addiction to drugs or alcohol.1
In order to combat both problems, a dual diagnosis and faith-based treatment may be the best way to approach the recovery process. At Faith in Recovery, we use our faith-based recovery program to help those suffering from a co-occurring disorder on the path to a more stable and sober life.
One of the challenges of treating co-occurring disorders is that it can be hard to determine which problem came first. The two are usually so intertwined that it only makes sense to treat them together in order to get the best results. Our Christian recovery program focuses on a holistic approach to co-occurring disorders and faith-based treatment so that you can heal your mind, body, and soul with God’s help.
Someone who suffers from co-occurring disorders may be struggling with feelings of hopelessness or depression. They struggle to manage their emotions during recovery. A dual diagnosis and faith-based treatment will allow the person to combat these feelings as they strengthen their faith and relationship with God.
A holistic approach to drug treatment will also focus on mediation and mindfulness. You may be able to combat your negative thoughts by focusing on building a connection to God in the process of self-discovery. By reflecting on your thoughts rather than trying to escape them, like you used to use drugs to do, you may be able to get to the root of your problems as well. Along with helping you work through your addiction, these practices, combined with an emphasis on faith, can help you work through your mental health disorder to improve your mental health.
Our faith-based drug and alcohol treatment center encourages prayer for addiction. Using prayer to connect with God for both your addiction as well as your mental health disorder can give you hope for the future. When you trust in the Lord to guide your through this process, you will find that your prayers for both problems will be answered.
You do not need to feel alone. Many people struggle with a dual diagnosis, and faith-based treatment could be the solution to finally get you where you want to be.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Behavioral Health Trends in The United States