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Treatment for Dual Diagnosis in Wisconsin

Treatment for Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis, also known as co-occurring disorders, refers to the presence of both mental health and substance use issues in an individual. According to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), approximately 50% of individuals with a mental health disorder will also experience a substance use disorder at some point in their lives.*

This means that someone with dual diagnosis is struggling with two separate but interconnected conditions that require specialized treatment and care.

Our Approach

At Miramont Behavioral Health, treating dual diagnosis involves an integrated and coordinated approach that addresses both the mental health disorder and the substance use disorder. Treatment is provided in a therapeutic environment managed by doctors, who are board-certified psychiatrists. 

The Professional Care Team Includes:

Dual Diagnosis Facts from NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness**

  • Those with mental illness are more susceptible to addiction.
  • Substance use is twice as prevalent among adults with mental illness—because of the desire to self-medicate symptoms.
  • Some people with mental illness may not even know that their substance use constitutes as a disorder.
  • Prolonged use of substances increases the underlying risk for mental illness.

Dual Diagnosis Facts from NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness**


Some of the most common mental health conditions associated with dual diagnosis include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia and ADHD. These conditions often coexist with substance use disorders, creating unique opportunities in treatment and recovery.

People with dual diagnosis issues may use alcohol, opioids, prescription drugs and benzodiazepines to self-medicate mental health issues and this creates a vicious cycle. Let Miramont help break this pattern.

Our Comprehensive and Integrated Treatment Includes:

our care help clients to:

Caring for the whole person

Let us help and support your individualized needs, in a caring clinical environment and where all your issues are understood. We want to help and will provide the tools, and skills for recovery and to assist with your overall wellness.

We know that recovery is an ongoing process, so we will assist with your aftercare resources and coordination of care to provide you with continuing support.

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