Dual Diagnosis Arizona

We understand the complexities of dual diagnosis treatment and can help you get the care you need to reclaim your life. Contact us today to request care at one of our dual-diagnosis treatment centers in Arizona.

Comprehensive Care Tailored to Your Unique Healing Journey

At Purpose Healing, our treatments go beyond addressing the symptoms of dual diagnosis. We focus on healing the whole person and equipping you with the tools you’ll need to lead a fulfilling, purpose-driven life. We are committed to guiding you on your path to recovery.

We will work with you one-on-one to accurately diagnose any mental health disorders that co-occur with your substance abuse disorder. Then, we will help you create a unique treatment plan that gives you the tools you’ll need to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. 

This can include inpatient rehab, one-on-one therapy, group sessions, medication management, and more. Contact Purpose Healing today to schedule an evaluation if you struggle with a dual diagnosis. We have dual-diagnosis inpatient treatment centers in Phoenix and Scottsdale. 

What is Dual Diagnosis?

A dual diagnosis refers to cases where a patient has a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder. This is also known as co-occurring disorders. These conditions often make recovery more challenging. Your substance abuse disorder may impact your mental health disorder and vice versa. That is why it is essential to understand the relationship between the disorders for effective treatment. 

How Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Co-Occur 

Many people with mental health disorders turn to substances as a way to cope with their symptoms. This leads to substance use disorders. Similarly, substance use can make existing mental health conditions worse. That is why it is essential to address both at the same time. Treating both gives the patient the best chance at long-term recovery. 

How Often Does a Dual Diagnosis Occur?

Dual diagnosis is more common than you might think. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), about 9.2 million adults in the US have a co-occurring disorder. Substance abuse affects about 40.3 million people in the United States. 

Impact of a Dual Diagnosis on Your Recovery Journey

A dual diagnosis can significantly impact your recovery journey. It may lead to more persistent symptoms, increased risk of relapse, and longer hospitalizations. However, with the proper treatment, recovery is possible. Purpose Healing is dedicated to helping you break free from the cycle of dual diagnosis and move toward a healthier, happier life.

Common Dual Diagnoses

When it comes to dual diagnoses, several combinations are more common. Understanding these common dual diagnoses is crucial to providing effective treatment. Keep reading to learn more about some of the most common co-occurring disorders.


If you are depressed, you may have persistent sadness and hopelessness. You may also experience a loss of interest or pleasure in activities. When combined with substance use, individuals may turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to self-medicate. This can help temporarily alleviate their emotional pain. However, it can also lead to a cycle of dependence and worsening depressive symptoms.


Anxiety disorders often occur with substance use disorders. These disorders can include social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and panic disorders. Individuals with anxiety may use substances to cope. This can result in addiction and worsening of their anxiety symptoms.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder involves extreme mood swings, from manic highs to depressive lows. Individuals may use substances to self-medicate during depressive episodes or intensify manic episodes.


People with ADHD may have difficulty with attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. They can also have difficulty managing their emotions. People with ADHD may be two to three times more susceptible to developing substance use disorders. They often use stimulants, like amphetamines or other substances, to self-regulate their symptoms. 

Borderline Personality Disorder

Patients with BPA may experience intense mood swings, unstable relationships, and a fear of abandonment. They may engage in risky behaviors to ease their emotional distress. This means they are often at a higher risk of substance abuse

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD results from exposure to traumatic events. Many people with PTSD turn to substances to numb the emotional pain or to cope with disturbing flashbacks and nightmares. Some studies show that up to 46% of patients diagnosed with PTSD also have substance abuse disorders.

Challenges of Co-occurring Disorders

There are many challenges when it comes to treating dual-diagnosis cases. This can be due to the complexity of the underlying mental health condition or lack of access to specialized care. Learn more about these challenges. 

Complex Diagnosis and Assessment

Diagnosing both mental health and substance use disorders can be intricate. Symptoms may overlap or mask each other, making it difficult to determine the primary issue. Accurate assessment is crucial for developing an effective treatment plan.

Relapse Risk

Individuals with dual diagnoses have a higher risk of relapse. Treating one condition while ignoring the other can lead to relapse. Untreated mental health issues may drive substance use or vice versa. Mental health disorders are often chronic and persistent. Effective treatment may require ongoing support.

Limited Treatment Options

Not all treatment centers can handle co-occurring disorders. This can limit access to appropriate care, leading to inadequate treatment in order to effectively treat dual diagnoses, where both must be treated. A lack of integrated care can lead to fragmented treatment and reduced effectiveness.

Choosing Medication That Doesn’t Interfere With Sobriety

When treating dual diagnoses, medication management also becomes complex. Some psychiatric medications may interact negatively with substances of abuse. Additionally, some mental health medications can increase the risk of relapse.

Why Choose a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center?

Choosing the right dual-diagnosis treatment center is a critical decision on your path to recovery, as a dual diagnosis requires specialized care. By choosing a dual-diagnosis treatment center, you gain access to an integrated approach to healing. These centers provide many evidence-based therapies and personalized care plans. They also offer a supportive environment. This allows individuals to share common experiences with others and can give you the best chance of long-term recovery. 

What Our Treatments Include

At Purpose Healing, we offer various evidence-based treatments to address dual diagnosis. Keep reading to learn more about our comprehensive approach to care. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT helps individuals change negative thoughts and behaviors. It also provides practical strategies to manage stress, anxiety, and depression. This can help prevent relapse. 

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing aims to increase your motivation to make positive changes in your life. It also helps you explore your own reasons for change and set achievable goals.

Family Therapy

We understand the importance of involving your loved ones in your recovery journey. Family therapy sessions help improve communication and rebuild trust. It can also provide a support system for lasting recovery.

Medication Management

We carefully monitor those who need medication to manage their mental health disorders. We will also adjust the medication to ensure the most effective treatment.

Psycho-Educational Group Therapy

In group therapy sessions, you’ll connect with others facing similar challenges. Psycho-educational group therapy provides education about dual diagnosis coping skills. They also offer the opportunity to share experiences and strategies for recovery.

Relapse Prevention Training

Learning how to recognize and prevent relapse is crucial for long-term recovery. Our relapse prevention program equips you with the strategies you need to maintain your sobriety.

Meditation & Yoga

We integrate mindfulness practices like meditation and yoga into our treatment. This can help you manage stress, improve mental clarity, and promote well-being. These practices provide a holistic approach to healing the mind and body.

Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous

We also encourage you to participate in 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). This provides ongoing support and a structured framework for maintaining sobriety. These groups offer peer support and guidance to help you stay on track.

What Our Programs Include

We are committed to providing the highest standard of care for individuals facing dual diagnosis. We understand the challenges you are experiencing and are here to support you on your journey to recovery. Learn more about our programs. 

Medical Detox

Detox is often the first step in dual diagnosis treatment. It allows us to safely remove the substance from the body while addressing any withdrawal symptoms. Our medically supervised detox program ensures you are as comfortable as possible during this process.

Residential Inpatient Rehab

Our residential inpatient rehab program provides a structured environment. This allows you to focus on your recovery without distractions. You’ll have access to 24/7 support, evidence-based therapies, and a supportive community.

Partial Hospitalization Program

For individuals who don’t need 24/7 care but still need intensive support, our partial hospitalization program (PHP) is an ideal choice. PHP allows you to receive comprehensive treatment during the day and return to a safe, supportive environment in the evenings.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is designed for those who have made significant progress but still need support. It offers flexibility, allowing you to continue your daily routine while receiving the help you need.

Why Choose Purpose Healing Center?

At Purpose Healing Center, we are proud to be one of Arizona’s most trusted dual diagnosis rehab centers. See why our patients trust us with their recovery journey.

Research-Backed Treatment Options

Our commitment to evidence-based treatment sets us apart. We use therapies that have been rigorously studied and proven effective in treating dual diagnosis. By choosing Purpose Healing, you are accessing the latest and most effective methods for healing.

A Holistic Approach to Care

We believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms of dual diagnosis. Our holistic approach encompasses mental, emotional, and physical well-being. This approach ensures that you receive comprehensive care and support throughout your recovery journey.

Care Tailored to the Unique Needs of Dual Diagnosis Patients

Every individual struggling with dual diagnosis has unique challenges and circumstances. We recognize that a one-size-fits-all approach simply doesn’t work. We tailor your treatment plan to meet your specific needs. This ensures that you receive the most beneficial care for your situation.

We’ll Help You Get to the Root of Your Addiction

Understanding the underlying causes of addiction is essential for lasting recovery. At Purpose Healing, we’re committed to helping you delve into the root causes of your substance abuse and mental health issues. By addressing these core issues, we provide you with the tools and insights necessary for a successful and lasting recovery.

How Our Dual Diagnosis Treatment Works

Step 1: Comprehensive Evaluation

We will start with a comprehensive evaluation. This allows us to identify co-occurring disorders. We will also assess any other underlying factors that may be contributing to your dual diagnosis.

Step 2: Tailor a Plan for Your Needs

After the evaluation, we tailor a treatment plan that aligns with your specific needs. We will integrate evidence-based therapies, holistic approaches, and other interventions. This allows us to provide you with the most effective care.

Step 3: Begin Your Recovery Journey

Once your evaluation is complete and we have a plan, you can begin to heal. We will be with you every step of the way to ensure your journey is a success. Give us a call today to get started.

How Much Does Our Dual Diagnosis Program Cost?

We understand that cost can be a concern when seeking treatment for dual diagnosis. We work with all the major insurance companies to provide access to care to as many patients as possible. We would be happy to answer any questions and can help determine if your insurance company will cover your care. Call today to learn more about the cost of care.  

Get the Care You Need to Manage Your Dual Diagnosis

At Purpose Healing Center, our mission is to transform your life. Don’t let a dual diagnosis hold you back any longer. Contact our dual diagnosis treatment center to learn more about our program. Let us help you on your journey to lasting recovery and a purposeful life.