Drug dependency, or addiction, rarely happens by itself. It usually is accompanied by mental struggles, sometimes by mental illnesses, which make the drug dependency likely to occur and more difficult to treat. Which came first? Is one more responsible for the problems you now face? This comingling of problems is why it is such a precious experience to stay at our luxury facility, where you not only can enjoy the soothing effects of nature but also be in the experienced hands of caring and compassionate staff.

What Is a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center?

a woman talks to a psychiatrist at a st augustine dual diagnosis treatment centerDual diagnosis is the practice of addressing any co-occurring mental health problems in addition to addiction. In the case of Pearl of the Sea Retreat, this is part of our residential rehab program. Some centers, especially older ones, address mental illness and addiction in different programs, if not in different facilities altogether.

However, Pearl of the Sea is a new, cutting-edge facility that employs the most effective treatment methods. At our St. Augustine dual diagnosis treatment center, we combine therapy programs to meet your specific, unique needs. These options are part of our comprehensive luxury addiction services.

Why Should I Choose Dual Diagnosis?

The short answer to this question is that dual diagnosis treats you as an individual. Your problems with mental illness and addiction are not separate, so why should your treatment be? Our dual diagnosis treatment center will offer you a rehab program that tailors itself to your specific needs.

It is also important to recognize that “dual diagnosis” is becoming a bit of a buzzword in the addiction treatment community as of late. As a result, many people fear that it is an empty term, or worse, a pseudoscience. This could not be further from the truth. Dual diagnosis is a widely recognized and respected practice in the mental health field. In fact, many experts even call it a necessary step forward in addiction treatment.

The mental health problems that dual diagnosis can treat include but are not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bipolar disorder

How Does This Fit Into Pearl of the Sea Retreat’s Other Offerings?

Fortunately, Pearl of the Sea has a diverse range of services. If we discover you are wrestling with more than one mental health problem, we have the resources to treat them. Do you need assistance with structuring your dietary and nutritional schedule? We have experts to help you. If your addiction relates to chronic pain, we can even help you with pain management and relief.

Some people’s addictions occur as a result of past trauma. It can be difficult to recover when your substance use is an escape from an unaddressed prior experience. This is why Pearl of the Sea Retreat also offers trauma therapy. Our therapy sessions include individual, group, and family settings as well.

Pearl of the Sea’s goal is not just for you to be abstinent from your substance. Our goal is to help you grow as a person, address your struggles, and build a network of support around you. For more information on how our dual diagnosis treatment center can help you, contact us today by calling 855-763-2545!