Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers for Adolescent

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Adolescent Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Zenith Behavioral Health in Arizona employs a staff skilled in treating adolescent boys who need assistance in overcoming addiction and mental health disorders through our dual diagnosis treatment centers for teens.

We form a team dedicated to helping your son become the healthy young man you know he can be. It can be difficult to admit that your child is in trouble. It often proves even harder to find the right treatment for them so they get the help they need. If your adolescent son suffers from a drug or alcohol addiction along with a mental illness, it makes finding the right dual diagnosis treatment centers for them even more important. Contact our adolescent dual diagnosis treatment centers in Arizona today.

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What is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is having both a substance use disorder and at least one diagnosable mental illness. Approximately half of those who develop an addiction to drugs or alcohol also deal with a mental health disorder, making the need for dual diagnosis treatment centers for adolescent boys and girls important. Males tend to be more likely to develop a dual diagnosis. 

Any combination of addictions and mental illnesses can occur, such as depression and alcohol addiction or bipolar disorder and Adderall addiction.

Common mental illnesses that occur with a dual diagnosis include:

Some of the addictive substances that are part of a dual diagnosis include:

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Crack
  • Heroin
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Methamphetamines
  • Hallucinogens
  • Prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Opioids
  • Marijuana
  • Synthetic cannabinoids
  • Inhalants

How Do Adolescent Treatment Centers for Dual Diagnosis Work?

When an adolescent attends dual diagnosis treatment centers, they receive a variety of types of therapeutic treatment. Our staff is trained in how to address dual diagnosis in adolescents and help them overcome their challenges. We understand how difficult it is to be young, confused, and dealing with what feels like some very adult problems. Because of this, we guide each young person through their journey in recovery.

We also feature several types of therapy so that each young person we treat has exposure to the right kinds of treatment for their needs. These therapies include:

Individual Therapy

This therapy provides the backbone of treatment by allowing the individual to speak openly about their fears, experiences, and concerns. They learn healthy coping skills and ways to heal themselves.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

This type of talk therapy proves effective in treating substance use disorders, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and more. It helps teach and motivate people to use positive behaviors when faced with challenges.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

This type of talk therapy aids in overcoming diagnoses like depression, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse. It helps people change their unhealthy thinking and begin to choose healthier thoughts and behaviors.

Group Therapy

Group therapy allows males in the same age group to come together with a common goal of overcoming their challenges. Peer support can provide the inspiration to make important life changes, as well as develop bonds with others who have similar goals. 

Family Therapy

When one child suffers, the entire family becomes affected. For this reason, we provide family therapy in order to help the entire family unit work together in healing and putting the past behind them.

Vocational Training

Young males who have lost time in their lives to addiction and mental health disorders may fall behind in planning for their futures after leaving school. We help them discover their passions and plan for vocations and schooling that will help them transition into adulthood ready to take on the world.  

Contact Our Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers for Teens in Phoenix, Arizona

Does your adolescent son need help to overcome his addiction to drugs or alcohol? Does he need additional help learning to manage a mental health disorder? If so, Zenith Behavioral Health in Phoenix can provide the answers you’ve been looking for. We treat boys ages 13 to 17 by teaching them how to overcome their substance use disorder and better manage their mental health. We include family therapy to help the entire family unit heal and grow from this challenging situation. 

For more information about our adolescent dual diagnosis treatment centers, please visit our admissions page today. Find the help you need for your son.

Benefits of Our Adolescent Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers in Arizona

When you send your adolescent child to our dual diagnosis treatment centers for teens, they receive a variety of benefits that will carry them through long after they leave us. To start with, we provide an in-depth assessment of each person we treat in order to fully understand their needs. This allows our team to understand which therapy modalities and treatment approaches will benefit your child the most. 

When someone receives treatment for a dual diagnosis, it saves both time and money. The two conditions of addiction and mental illness often feed into one another, making it important to seek treatment for both simultaneously. 

For example, when a young person experiences troubling symptoms of mental illness, they often turn to drugs or alcohol to soothe or mask them. Alternatively, someone who has a substance use disorder may develop a mental illness or increase the symptoms of an existing one. When a dual diagnosis is treated, the person gains ground with both diagnoses.

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Has your life become ruled by anxiety, and you feel ready to take back the reins? Our adolescent mental health treatment center in Phoenix, AZ, can help you. Call (602) 847-9887, or fill out the confidential callback form below, and learn how we can help you live a life free from anxiety.