Inpatient Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Up to 65% of people who abuse substances have a co-occurring disorder, and they are most effectively treated concurrently.  Treatment of  substance abuse and mental health concerns used to be completed separately, but research over the last several years indicates that the two diagnoses frequently go hand-in-hand and benefit from being treated together; this is referred to as dual diagnosis treatment. Frequently those with a mental health concern attempt to self medicate in order to try to feel better, which can eventually lead to addiction and has a compounding effect on the mental illness, even though short term it might seem like it is helping the person feel better. 

 A co-occurring diagnosis can be a major influence and contributor to substance abuse and addiction because when additional chemicals are introduced to the neurotransmitter structure of the central nervous system, this can amplify symptoms of addiction or a mental health disorder and lead to a much more significant problem. Corner Canyon Recovery is an experienced dual diagnosis treatment center that is dedicated to treating both substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues.


A person attending dual diagnosis treatment in Utah.

How Our Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center Works

Corner Canyon’s medical, psychiatric, and clinical team completes a full assessment prior to beginning treatment planning.  This is crucial to effective intervention since each individual’s concerns are different and a cookie-cutter approach frequently misses important factors that are influencing the person and can impede progress if not addressed.  

Co-occurring diagnoses can improve quickly if treated concurrently since one concern influences the other.  Once a client is fully assessed they begin to participate in Corner Canyon’s treatment program, which includes components that address each individual’s concerns.  Co-occurring diagnoses in clients who abuse substances include: 

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Personality Disorders like Narcissism, Borderline, Anti-Social, and Histrionic 
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Mild Eating Disorders
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
  • High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

The most effective treatment of substance use disorders includes concurrent treatment of co-occurring mental health disorders. Corner Canyon’s diagnostic and treatment teams evaluate whether these disorders exist, then plan treatment that addresses these concerns behaviorally, mentally, emotionally, and with medication if necessary.

Seeking Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Utah

 A thorough assessment is needed to determine if you or a loved one have co-occurring disorders. At Corner Canyon Recovery, our inpatient services can help you treat any substance abuse issue that is coinciding with mental health concerns. We do so by determining what is causing the self-medicating and addiction, and help the client change the cycle into a healthier one. With a variety of helpful treatment options, we are able to get to the root of the problem and help our clients get their lives back. To learn more, fill out the form below to schedule an evaluation. 

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