Dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorders, are when an individual is dealing with a mental health disorder such as anxiety, PTSD, depression, or a personality disorder, in addition to a diagnosis of Substance Use Disorder.

Dual diagnosis is very common amongst those who suffer from addiction, with the underlying mental health or co-occurring disorder often fuelling addictive behaviors. It is important that co-occurring disorders are treated at the same time as addiction, as part of a comprehensive treatment program, to increase the possibility of successful recovery.

Comprehensive Treatment Plans for Dual Diagnosis

When a person has dual diagnosis, they essentially have two separate illnesses, with each needing its own treatment plan. The interaction and relationship between disorders should be established at an early stage of the recovery process. If you attempt to treat addiction without addressing any co-occurring disorders, the likelihood of relapse increases, making it even more difficult to achieve and maintain sobriety.

At One Step Rehab, our small, yet highly qualified team have extensive experience in the fields of mental health and addiction recovery. They can provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that is truly personalised, ensuring no stone is left unturned in our quest to provide the most effective treatment programs.

Before arriving to Thailand and entering a recovery program at One Step Rehab, you will receive a professional and confidential assessment from a qualified mental health professional, who will take an in-depth exploration of your full medical and psychological history (based on the information you provide). We ask that you answer any questions honestly, so that One Step can provide the best treatment.

By identifying any prior diagnoses, we can begin to craft an individualized treatment plan for you, ready for your arrival. The information you provide will be assessed and reviewed by our clinical team for the duration of your treatment, to ensure that any co-occurring disorders and dual diagnoses are identified and treated accordingly.

Accurate diagnoses from qualified professionals is essential for determining an appropriate treatment plan. With permission from the client, if required, we will gladly collaborate with any existing primary care physicians, or other mental health professionals to provide the highest level of care possible.

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