I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
Oftentimes addicts and alcoholics suffering from a co-occurring disorder, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD or bipolar disorder, will self medicate their symptoms with drugs and alcohol. This is dangerous as drug and alcohol use will exacerbate mental health problems and vice versa. This is also why it is not uncommon for an addict or alcoholic with a mental health disorder to go undiagnosed. The symptoms of alcohol and drug addiction—paranoia, anxiety, impulsive or erratic behavior, depression, weight loss/gain, suicidal ideation—are similar to symptoms of psychological and psychiatric disorders. It is not until an individual gets sober and is no longer under the influence of alcohol and drugs that an accurate diagnosis can be made.
A Christian dual diagnosis program treats drug and alcohol addictions alongside psychological and psychiatric disorders. Dual diagnosis programs combine a 12 Step approach with pharmacotherapy to provide comprehensive treatment for clients. Concurrent treatment for both disorders is critical to long term recovery. A relapse in one area often precedes a relapse in the other. In order to achieve lasting sobriety, we must be willing to admit that we cannot heal on our own. We must be able to accept help from the people that God has placed in our lives and be open to the different paths we must take in order to heal and grow in our recovery.
Recovering Souls is a free service that finds individuals struggling with dual diagnosis the help they need. We work with Christian dual diagnosis programs across the country and can find one that is right for you. Attending a Christian dual diagnosis program affords you the opportunity to work with board certified psychiatrists and licensed mental health professionals who specialize in addiction, while seeking to strengthen your relationship with God. Christian dual diagnosis programs practice the latest methods while also applying the teachings of the Bible.
If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, there is hope. Contact Recovering Souls today and allow us to find you the help you need. We will work with you to determine what type of treatment program is most appropriate for your needs and then provide you with a professional recommendation as to which treatment center would be best for you. Don’t wait for the problem to get worse—call us now at 1-800-832-5250.