Insight To Recovery offers addiction treatment that inspects your issues as a whole. We do this by providing each of our clients with psychological evaluations. Co-occurring disorders are one of the primary reasons people begin abusing drugs or alcohol in the first place, and co-occurring disorders are one of leading causes of relapse. When you go through addiction treatment, we’ll do a series of comprehensive psychological evaluations from the time you first enter the center until the time you leave.

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Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction

Nobody wants to be different than other people, which is why it’s difficult to come to terms with the fact that you may have some type of mental illness, such as depression. Due to a lack of education about mental illness, many people don’t realize the symptoms when they arise. Severe symptoms of anxiety, depression and hyperactivity disorders can be debilitating, and people may find that alcohol or drugs offer them an escape.

Addiction is a disease of the mind, and sometimes a dual diagnosis is a result of the person’s addiction. Many addicts seek out psychological evaluations while they’re abusing drugs or alcohol because they’re experiencing symptoms of mental illness, but they don’t fully disclose the fact that they’re abusing mind-altering substances. The long-term effects of substance abuse can cause symptoms of mental illness, and sometimes they go away after people have been medically detoxed and their minds begin to heal.

Psychological Evaluations in Addiction Treatment for a Dual Diagnosis

When you first arrive for addiction treatment, your initial psychological evaluations will take a look at different aspects of your behavior. Some of these include:

  • Intelligence
  • Paranoia
  • Hostility

This doesn’t give us a complete diagnosis, but it helps us to understand the current state of your mental condition. The tests will be done through two different types of tests: clinical interviewing and assessment of intellectual function (IQ).

The other tests that you go through while you’re here will allow us to better pinpoint the mental illness associated with any potential dual diagnosis. Although people with a dual diagnosis have a difficult road ahead of them when it comes to recovering from addiction, it’s definitely possible. We’ll work closely with you to teach you how to manage your mental illness while also giving you strategies to overcome your addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Insight To Recovery is passionate about giving you the best care possible when it comes to treating your mental health as well as your addiction. We want to instill a confidence in you that allows you to go back out into the world knowing that you never have to drink or use again as long as you’re willing to do whatever it takes to overcome your addiction.

Let’s defeat your addiction. Psychological evaluations are just another step in getting you better. Call us today so we can get you started on the path to a successful recovery.