Co-Occurring Treatment

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At TruHealing, we treat co-occurring disorders, which is when an individual experiences both a substance use and mental health disorder(s) at the same time. For many people, addiction and mental health problems occur together. Either disorder can develop first, and one often leads to the other. For example, someone with severe anxiety or depression might turn to alcohol or drugs to cope. Alternately, an individual with an addiction might experience brain changes that lead to mental health issues. Finally, underlying biological conditions can make some people more susceptible to both disorders. 

The road to recovery with co-occurring disorders can seem challenging. However, at a co-occurring disorders treatment center, specialized help is available to treat both.

But why is a co-occurring treatment center more effective than separate treatment? The two conditions influence each other, so you cannot treat mental illness without also addressing addiction. If you receive treatment for addiction but not for mental health, your mental health symptoms can be a trigger for picking up substances again. If you receive treatment for a mental health disorder without addressing addiction, treatment won’t be as effective because alcohol or drugs can exacerbate symptoms, you won’t be present to work on your mental health recovery, and any medication you’re prescribed may interact poorly with alcohol or drugs. 

What can you expect from a co-occurring disorders treatment center? For many individuals with substance use issues, recovery must begin with detox. After detoxing, the staff at your co-occurring disorders treatment center will create a personalized treatment plan for you. Most clients in integrated treatment go through both group and individual therapy. At some centers, family therapy is also an option and can help you and your support network understand how to work together.

We can help you begin your journey to recovery. Learn more by calling 888-89-SOBER.

Our Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Program

To help our clients understand the root causes of their addiction and learn healthy coping skills for mental health disorders, we offer a number of therapies, including the following:

  • Recreational Therapy
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Trauma-focused Treatment
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Family Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Self-medication with alcohol and drugs is common for someone with an untreated mental health disorder. Our facility is also equipped to provide medical detoxification if necessary to treat acute withdrawal and provide you with the safety you need in order to start treatment. Detoxing alone can be dangerous, but we have staff available 24-7 to monitor and support you.

We also provide exercise programs, nutrition education, recreational opportunities, and other activities that support your well-being.

Recreational Therapy

During your time at our co-occurring disorders treatment center, you’ll have the opportunity to visit local attractions and participate in outdoor activities with staff. These trips allow you to build relationships with others and improve your own well-being. Our recreational mental health therapies include nature therapies like hikes and walks. These activities are proven to ease stress while boosting recovery.


Expressive Therapy

Expressive therapy uses the arts to help you process and express emotions in a nonverbal way. A therapist will guide you while you use art or music to connect with and express your feelings.


Group Therapy

At TruHealing’s co-occurring disorder program, you’ll participate in group therapy. This common mental health therapy can help you form relationships with others who have experienced similar struggles. That kind of support can be invaluable in helping you recover.


Trauma-Focused Therapy

For many individuals, past trauma plays a role in mental health. Through targeted therapy, you’ll begin to understand how trauma might have impacted you and how you can start to heal.


Motivational Interviewing

Addiction can cause you to feel depressed or anxious. Through motivational interviewing, you’ll use positive affirmations to regain control of your thoughts. This therapeutic modality focuses on your strengths to figure out what will motivate you in recovery. 


Family Therapy

For some, mental health crises can cause a strain on relationships with loved ones. That’s why we incorporate the family into mental health treatment as appropriate. We provide education and therapy so your family can learn healthy strategies to set boundaries, deal with family issues, and start to heal.



Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is commonly used in mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Its purpose is to help you learn healthy coping skills for stressful situations. Our staff will work with you to develop your goals and create action plans for future challenges. You’ll learn to deal with stress in a positive way and safeguard your future.



Your recovery journey doesn’t end when you leave our programs. Instead, we’ll help you learn tools and strategies for future success. Additionally, we will give you a list of resources for when you encounter familiar or new stressors out in the world. Your long-term success is our goal, and the therapies we utilize will help you build a foundation so you can achieve lasting recovery.

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While at our facilities, you’ll experience expert support while you recover in peaceful, comfortable surroundings. To find out if a co-occurring disorders program is right for you, our admissions team is available to answer questions. Don’t wait to take the first step towards treatment for co-occurring disorders. Reach out today at 888-89-SOBER.


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