Dual Diagnosis Treatment

At Nexus, we recognize that drug and alcohol addiction is commonly associated with underlying or untreated mental health disorders. Anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, ADHD, and other psychiatric disorders frequently coincide with an individual’s substance abuse. These co-occurring disorders may have developed as a result of drug and alcohol use, or may have been a factor in why an individual began using in the first place. Regardless of when the disorder manifests, it’s crucial that they be addressed during substance abuse treatment in order to give clients the best chance at recovery. Otherwise, clients risk returning to their communities without tools to deal with any underlying mental health disorders, and may find themselves turning to drugs or alcohol as a way to self-medicate.


Since drug and alcohol addiction is a chronic brain disease, individuals are more likely to see long-term success if they participate in a treatment program designed by medical and mental health professionals. At Nexus, we coordinate with physicians and therapists who perform a thorough assessment of new clients in order to determine if any underlying mental health disorders are present. If there is any co-occurring disorder, we coordinate with the appropriate professionals to ensure it is treated with the same level of care and expertise as an individual’s addiction.

Some of the modalities used in dual diagnosis treatment include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Multidimensional Family Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and
    Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Surf Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Meditation and Mindfulness

In addition to the initial assessment, we coordinate care to ensure clients continue to be monitored by mental health professionals throughout their stay. If a mental health disorder becomes apparent once an individual has time away from drugs or alcohol, our treatment team is able to address it immediately.

If you are considering treatment for yourself or a loved one, call us today.

Individualized Care

At Nexus, treatment for every client will be customized to meet his or her individual needs. By tailoring treatment to the individual, we give our clients the best chance of success as they transition back into their families and communities.

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