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Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Overcoming an addiction is hard enough; it’s even more challenging when you must also tackle a mental health issue. To better serve our most vulnerable patients, Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center offers services designed to target both addiction and psychiatric problems. Turn to us for dual diagnosis treatment in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

What Does Dual Diagnosis Mean?

Dual diagnosis (also known as co-occurring disorders) refers to when a person suffers an alcohol or drug addiction and a mental health disorder at the same time. In many cases, a person first develops a psychiatric problem and self-medicates with alcohol or drugs.

Alternatively, a person’s chemical dependency problem can become so severe they develop symptoms of a psychiatric disorder. Examples include episodes of depression, fits of rage, hallucinations, or suicide attempts.

How We Can Help

If you or a loved one is battling addiction, a mental health issue, or both, take the first step toward recovery by calling us toll-free at 888-616-3089. We offer no-cost assessments and accept most forms of insurance.

Our drug treatment programs aim to help patients identify the underlying problems driving their behaviors. With the help of our medical professionals and peer support, participants come to understand why they feel the way they do. For example, does a patient drink because they are depressed, or are they depressed because of their drinking? The next step then is to learn and practice the positive behaviors necessary for turning their life around.

Contact us to request a free assessment and learn more about our treatment programs. We’re located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and serve patients from throughout the surrounding communities.