A person with dual diagnosis

A person with dual diagnosis has both a mental disorder and an alcohol or drug problem. These conditions occur together frequently. About half of people who have a mental disorder will also have a substance use disorder at some point in their lives, and vice versa.

What is dua diagnosis and how do we treat it?

Dual diagnosis“, means that someone has a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) that is present alongside other diagnosable mental health issues, like significant depression, anxiety or trauma related issues. For some individuals, addiction may be the manifestation of underlying mental health issues, and for others, these mental health issues may have developed during the course of the addiction. Dual diagnosis can be quite a common occurrence, and we are therefore well equipped to deal with it.

Whilst Jintara is not a primary mental health centre, our world-class approach allows us to manage and treat both the client’s substance abuse and any co-occurring mental health issues simultaneously.

Often clients will come to us having received treatment from a therapist for mental health issues that did not sufficiently address their addiction, or they may have attended group therapy for addiction that was not able to attend to their specific mental health issues. In reality, both need to be addressed if someone is to stand any serious chance of long-term recovery.

This is the beauty of residential care at Jintara. We can provide comprehensive treatment for both your addiction and other conditions that are associated with it.

In Jintara’s pre-admission process, each potential client is assessed for dual diagnoses. At times, new issues are identified during residential treatment, and these become part of the comprehensive care plan. Jintara works closely with specialist service providers, and acute mental health issues can therefore be promptly dealt with by appropriate referral if needs be.

Integrated care means that each client receives seamless treatment by mental health and addiction professionals, in the same facility. Therapists collaborate closely, to make sure that each facet of the care plan is meeting the needs of our clients.

Jintara’s balanced approach to dual diagnosis treatment is based on the most current and effective evidence-based therapy. We are known for the quality of our services throughout the international addiction treatment community.

How Dual Diagnosis is treated at Jintara Rehab

Treatment for Dual Diagnosis starts long before you arrive at Jintara Rehab. We conduct detailed phone/Zoom assessments with one of our International Therapy Team to understand your unique needs, so we can make sure that you get the proper treatment and care from the moment you arrive.

We assess your immediate condition and if you need medication for detox and to help with withdrawal management, safety and comfort. This assessment is done at our Partner hospitals and always under medical supervision and prescription. The actual detox process is done on site at Jintara and managed by our 24-hour Nursing team, who will check on you regularly.

Soon after your arrival, we will take you to one of our Partner Hospitals for a detailed medical checkup. This includes full blood-work, liver function test, kidney function test and EKG at a minimum. Jintara is the only Thai rehab to include these detailed tests as part of the standard fees, and gives both you and us peace of mind that you are in good physical shape, and if not, we can address it during your stay with us.

Counseling and therapy for groups and individuals help you better understand your problem with alcohol and support recovery from the psychological aspects of alcohol use. At Jintara you will receive approximately 70-hours of clinician face time per month. We are unique at Jintara in that we treat the causes of addiction and not just the symptoms. We call this dual diagnosis and you can read more about that here.

This process usually involves alcohol treatment specialists. It may include goal setting, behavior change techniques, use of self-help manuals, counseling and follow-up care.

Aftercare is optional (but highly recommended) and you can continue working with your Focal Counselor after you leave Jintara.

Why Jintara might be the best treatment option for you.

Jintara Rehab is a small boutique rehab that specializes in support for alcohol addiction, accepting only 10 private clients in a beautiful boutique rehab setting – so you wont be overlooked or overwhelmed. Our focus is on providing the best client experience we can – from our highly experienced and credentialed International Therapy Team, attentive and caring Thai staff, wonderful resort-like facilities and amazing holistic, fitness and nutritional options at a reasonable price.

But if you are still not sure on which rehab is best for you, contact us for a no obligation chat about you or someone you care about.
We are here to help.

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