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What Is Dual Diagnosis?
A dual diagnosis is a condition in which a person experiences both a substance use disorder and any other disorder simultaneously.
These co-occurring conditions may include any two or more substance use disorders or mental health disorders listed in the (DSM-5-TR) more than one drug addiction, a drug and alcohol addiction, a drug addiction and a psychological or eating disorder (such as depression or anorexia), or drug addiction and a medical diagnosis (such as AIDS or cirrhosis).
Some of the most common: anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, PTSD, ADHD and mood disorders.
These conditions represent high-risk patients who do not usually respond as well in rehabilitation programs that don't meet their specific needs.
While each type of condition may exist independently, the combination of a medical or mental illness with drug or alcohol use disorders can compound the acute and long-term effects, emphasizing the importance of seeking help from a provider who specializes in the treatment of co-occurring disorders.
Our professional staff is highly skilled at the Master's level in treating adults with co-occurring disorders under the direction of our addiction psychiatrists and the Medical Director. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use while experiencing symptoms of one or more other disorders, please contact Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center to schedule a consultation.
How Does Dual Diagnosis Treatment Work?
At TRRC, we first perform a comprehensive health assessment to ensure our clients have accurate diagnoses. The presence of mind-altering chemicals, such as alcohol or drugs, can have a dramatic effect on a person’s mood and behavior; therefore, we treat those with addiction or alcoholism as their primary diagnosis.
When there are indicators of possible dual diagnosis, it is much more apparent once any illicit or addictive substances are removed from all systems of the body, through medical detoxification.
We are an integrated care facility, which means, our inpatient clients meet with addiction psychiatrists and other Master's level mental health professionals for assistance in diagnosing and treating co-occuring disorders.
For best practice and case management, we work together with designated professionals, while sharing medical and clinical information and updates regarding each client's progress; and as a team, we help our clients find the most efficient route to effective treatment and long-term recovery.
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Best decision of my life. I tried to leave after 3 weeks, and ended up staying 4 months and that’s exactly what I needed. The staff went above and beyond to take care of me, and over 6 years later I am grateful to still be clean. I owe it all to Touchstone and their amazing staff.
I am forever grateful for Touch Stone Ranch. I went into the program set on staying 30 days. After I finished detoxing, I realized I had a LOT more problems than just drugs & alcohol. I chose to stay for a total of six months. Biggest financial risk I have ever made but ETERNALLY GRATEFUL that I made this choice because my quality of life is POLAR opposite to how I have been living my entire life. I chose to stay at TRRC for six months persuaded by no one but my Higher Power. They worked with me on how to pay for it, which eased my mind a lot & helped me better focus on my recovery & mental health. I have been diagnosed with PTSD for most if my adult life due to being kidnapped & trafficked when I was younger. I never thought I would be able to feel safe in my own body or be able to function like a “normal person”. The counselors at Touchstone care soo much about everyone (bless them for even putting up with my crazy self & all of my rage). I now have a year sober (been using since I was 12 & I am now 30, I NEVER thought a year of sobriety would be possible). But beyond the miraculous sobriety, I now feel AT PEACE. I have learned to manage my anger, prevent panic attacks, face my fears & truths of reality, & I have a special relationship with a Power greater than myself. I am involved in my community, my business is growing again, & I’m sponsoring 5 women in AA. I am able to help these women in ways that Touch Stone helped me & there is no greater fulfillment than sharing what has been given to me. I can not express my gratitude enough for TRRC. I am finally free from the past & free from the mental chaos of addiction. I 100% recommend Touchstone if you are serious about recovering from drugs & alcohol. I have been to other rehabs, hospitals, programs & nothing is in comparison to TRRC. It’s not peaches & cream the entire time because you are going to be working through some heavy stuff. If you are honest with yourself & willing to put in the work, this place will save your life just as it saved mine.
I was speaking with my AA sponsor the other day and the subject of Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center came up, because I was telling him I don't think I'd be sober if it wasn't for the people at Touchstone. He asked if I'd ever told you guys that, and of course I have not. I've been sober for 13 months now, and it really hasn't been that much of a struggle. I credit working my AA program, and my experiences at Touchstone. As you're aware, I stayed with you guys several times, and before Touchstone I'd been in multiple other facilities. I can't put my finger on what it is, but there's something unique about Touchstone, and I knew you guys could help me. I didn't know what it was going to take, but I knew it was there, so I kept coming back. I thought alcohol was my problem. Actually, being a non-functioning alcoholic is a huge problem, but Touchstone helped me figure out that alcoholism is only a symptom. Once I started addressing my mental issues and worked on how I interacted with people, the drinking became much easier to address. None of the other recovery centers gave me that awareness, and certainly didn't try to address it. The counselors at Touchstone didn't just help me develop awareness of my core problems, they also worked with me; hacking at them from every angle to figure out what was going to work and what wasn't. Thank you for being willing to let me work through things in my own way, and allowing me to stay beyond the 90 days this last time. Even though I really didn't want to stay, JD was able to show my wife and I that it was the best thing to do, (I think if JD had his way I'd have been there at least a year). Between JD and Monica I always felt secure that they were really looking out for me. I came to think of JD as more of a friend than just a counselor, and I think he understood me better than I was able to understand myself. Also, my wife always loved Monica. I'm unable to simply accept things that are told to me, (heck, you and I have had a couple disagreements). JD understood that and would often provide me with materials to do my own research and come to my own conclusions, which was vital to my understanding, acceptance, and recovery. I'm not drinking, and I've become mostly accepting of life on life's terms. I don't worry about things, and feel like I've found my own version of serenity. That's not to say everything is hunky dory; I'm still not working, and I'm unsure what to do with the rest of life. My background is in Technical Program Management, and I can say for sure I don't want to go back to that anxiety inducing maelstrom. Given my personal experiences, I have put some thought into starting my own recovery center or some kind of addiction focused nonprofit, going back to school to study neuroscience seems interesting, or maybe I'll just become a Walmart Greeter. I may not be sure what I want to do, but I do know that as long as I'm sober anything is possible, including fulfillment and joy. I'm thankful for the help I received at Touchstone, and I'm convinced that no other place could have helped me. So thank you for being there. -Larry
Hi Jill, Thank you so much for allowing me to go to Family Weekend. It was amazing! I’m still taking deep breaths and saying “WOW”. I learned so much! I can’t thank you enough for everything you and everyone at Touchstone Ranch has done for Brad, me and my family. You have been wonderful to work with and I’m so grateful for the experience. If there’s ever any way I can help someone that’s asking for referrals, etc. please feel free to use me as a reference. Thanks again so much! Best always, -Sandy
Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center completely saved my life, before I made my decision to come here I was completely lost I was the most selfish, angry, scared, person I could be. I was also one of the biggest liars you had ever met. My thought process was really messed up. I almost lost everything; my family, who is most important in my life. I would have ended up dead, if not physically dead, emotionally and spiritually. I had no relationship with God what so ever. I was living life like a bump on a log, all I wanted to do was to use drugs and drink alcohol. I was pretty much a slave, they completely controlled me. Making all the wrong decisions, I was in control of my life, or at least thought I was. Coming to Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center really changed the way that I am going to live my life; knowing now that I do have a choice. I choose to stay sober one day at a time; Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center taught me the knowledge I need to go out in the world and stay sober. The most important thing they taught me was when I was in control I was making all the wrong decisions; to give my thought and actions to a higher power. The counselors are awesome people, some of the smartest, most caring, and loving people I have ever met. If you are ready to get sober, Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center is the place you need to be. The staff and counselors are all willing to give their all to help you. I have the confidence now that I never had to live a loving sober life. -Kyle
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Help Is Available for Co-Occurring Conditions
People with co-occurring disorders may have a substance use disorder that involves drugs or alcohol combined with a mental health illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or other conditions. Treating these disorders concurrently with specialized care is critical in achieving optimal outcomes. To learn more about dual diagnosis treatment or to reach out for help, please contact us at (254) 918-2009.