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The Phoenix Recovery Center offers a number of different, customized programs to fit the needs of its clients. Located in Utah, our facility is able to create an environment of healing using unique treatment options. Our knowledgeable staff is prepared to assist with issues of mental health, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis. We are able to accomplish this through three options:

The Phoenix Recovery Center is prepared to offer any and all of these options to those who come to us for assistance.

What Is Dual Diagnosis?

When an individual has both a substance abuse issue as well as a mental health issue, this is known as a dual diagnosis. These conditions play off one another and create a cycle of issues that only a program such as those offered at The Phoenix Recovery Center can handle.

Substance Abuse

The primary reason a person enters a treatment program is for substance abuse issues. This means that they have found themselves unable to participate in daily living without the help of illicit substances. For many people, this behavior stems from the avoidance of trauma.

A person who has substance abuse issues may be addicted to one or more of the following:

Any of these can have adverse effects on how a person thinks and acts.

Mental Health

For many people, the issue of mental health is often the missing piece that leads to a dual diagnosis. While substance abuse may stem from trauma, there may also be some form of mental health issue that has gone undiagnosed due to a variety of reasons. The most common mental health disorders that are prevalent in a dual diagnosis include:

These two pieces must be present for a dual diagnosis. When this happens, The Phoenix Recovery Center is prepared to assist in treatment.

Dual Diagnosis and Partial Hospitalization

Though there are a number of options for treatment, many people choose the partial hospitalization program at The Phoenix Recovery Center. PHP is an excellent alternative to inpatient care for those that may not need such an intense program. However, it is a more structured and focused program than that of a typical therapist or doctor. 

This program involves full day-long activities but allows the individual to go home instead of staying overnight at the treatment facility. It is often the best option for those with a dual diagnosis who have been through initial addiction treatment but are capable of maintaining their lives outside of a treatment facility.

Methods of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

The Phoenix Recovery Center has a number of ways to help treat individuals with dual diagnoses.

Addiction Treatment

One of the first things to treat is addiction. Following a detox program, people will require a variety of different therapies, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT). These will work together to help the individual understand their addiction and work towards making things better.

Psychotherapy

With individual therapy, a person can begin exploring their addiction’s mental health aspect. During this type of therapy, they will develop a plan of action that will carry them through the treatment process and even further through recovery. For many people, psychotherapy will be an ongoing responsibility used to keep both addiction and mental health under control.

Trauma Therapy

Many people going through dual diagnosis treatment will find that one thing they have in common is trauma. For a number of them, this trauma stems from childhood and has not been dealt with in any meaningful way. Therefore, they may have turned to substances as a way to dull the mental and emotional pain. Trauma therapy will allow individuals a safe space to examine their trauma and get to the roots of their issues. The goal is to deal with the problems where they began in order to understand how to deal with their current situation.

Group Therapy

For people going through addiction treatment, group therapy can play a valuable role. In many cases, addiction has caused people to alienate friends and family. They may also be lacking basic social skills. This means that they are at a disadvantage as they attempt to reintegrate into society.

Group therapy allows these people to rediscover social interaction with individuals just like them. Their shared experience will bring them together and create bonds that they may have had trouble forming before. It will also serve as a practice ground for them to give each other advice, form friendships, and realize that they are not alone.

Recovery Capital

At The Phoenix Recovery Center, we are interested in providing recovery capital to each person that comes through our doors. We utilize education and skill development in an effort to create a sustained level of recovery at every level of care.

There are three areas that, when combined, provide the best chance for lasting success:

  • Personal recovery capital: Focuses on finances, housing, etc., and also looks at hopes and beliefs for a meaningful life
  • Relationship recovery capital: Focuses on family, social relationships, and the level of support the client has outside of treatment
  • Community recovery capital: Focuses on schools, employment, support groups, etc., and these are the pieces that help a person during treatment

When a person is able to grow their recovery capital, they give themselves a more stable treatment and recovery process.

Making the Choice

When a person enters The Phoenix Recovery Center, the dual diagnosis treatment center in Utah, they are making a choice. They are saying that not only are they ready for a diagnosis, but that once they receive it, they are ready to deal with it. For some people, dealing with trauma, addiction, and mental health can seem overwhelming. However, at The Phoenix Recovery Center, we provide the care and direction necessary to put people on the best path for them. To learn more about our dual diagnosis program and what it can do for you, call The Phoenix Recovery Center at (801) 438-3185.

 

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