Dual Diagnosis Rehab Program for Co-occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

Balance, a specialized program treating addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders with dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)

Do you struggle with both addiction to drugs or alcohol and other mental health concerns, like anxiety, depression, trauma, or borderline personality disorder? If so, you are not alone.

Over nine million Americans are found to have a dual diagnosis of substance use disorder and another mental health disorder. Dealing with them both together can be extremely difficult, but there is a solution. Recovery Centers of America is here to help with Balance, a specialized addiction treatment program tailored to individualizes with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

You are not alone.

Over 50% of those who deal with addiction also experience a mental health disorder

9.2 million adults in the United States have co-occurring disorders

Only 9.1% get
treatment for both

Find recovery and relief from co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders at Recovery Centers of America

By treating your substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health disorders together, you can find relief from your mental suffering and embark on the path to recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. Recovery Centers of America has created the Balance program to help you do just that.

Balance is a dual diagnosis treatment program offered across inpatient and outpatient settings. This means that while we are primarily a substance abuse treatment facility, we do treat some co-occurring disorders if your primary diagnosis is substance-related.  The program is designed to assist patients dealing with substance use disorder and at least one of the following:

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar, or manic-depressive disorder
  • ADHD
  • Significant history of interpersonal conflict/disrupted relationships
  • History of suicidal ideation
  • Self-harm
  • Impulsivity
  • Borderline personality traits
  • History of trauma

To help you overcome struggles with addiction and mental health, Balance will help you develop skills to manage your thoughts, emotions and actions; reduce and manage overwhelming and emotionally intense situations; and improve your quality of life and general well-being.

Heal yourself through acceptance, balance and change

While in Balance, you will be with peers who are also committed to treating their addiction and mental health. You will be guided every step of the way by expert medical and clinical professionals to help you on your path to freedom.

We offer flexible inpatient and outpatient options including:

  • Inpatient: A primary aim of the inpatient group will be to equip you with an immediate ability to manage painful emotions and urges, whether to use substances or engage in self-harm and other behaviors that do not contribute to a life worth living.
  • Outpatient: A longer-term and robust program that teaches you how to apply skills to real-life situations and stressors. The focus is on learning to manage cravings and urges that result in negative consequences, control responses to frustration, skillfully navigate painful emotions and develop better overall well-being.

Our approach: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

To treat your addiction and mental health concerns together, Balance employs Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), a therapeutic approach that has proven effective over time in treating these dual diagnosis disorders. The overall goal of DBT is to help you balance your thoughts, emotions and actions. You will learn how to identify and correct distorted patterns in thought, regulate your emotions, act in healthy, productive ways, and interact effectively with others. The goal is to help you achieve recovery from substance use disorder and improve your mental health.

The four major components of the DBT approach to co-occurring disorders consist of:

In addition to this approach, you will receive holistic treatment sensitive to mental, physical and spiritual enrichment, including:

  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Medication management
  • Psychiatric care
  • Individual therapy
  • Exercise, wellness and nutrition coaching
  • Art and music therapy
  • Yoga
  • 12-Step immersion
  • Family Involvement and support
  • A seamless transition to outpatient programs for continued recovery support, in-person and virtual

Frequently Asked Questions

Balance Locations

Danvers, MA

Questions about starting treatment?

Call 1-800-RECOVERY or complete the form below.

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