Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs

AM Behavioral Health provides comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis, addressing co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

The Prevalence of Dual Diagnosis

Millions of adults in the United States are impacted by co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, a condition known as dual diagnosis. When left untreated, these co-occurring disorders can significantly diminish daily functioning and quality of life.

The prevalence of dual diagnosis is staggering. The widespread rates of dual diagnosis underscore the critical importance of simultaneously addressing both the mental health condition and the substance use disorder through comprehensive, integrated treatment approaches. 

Treating just one issue while leaving the other unaddressed often allows the cyclical pattern of symptoms to perpetuate itself.

Addressing Dual Diagnosis in Our Community and Beyond

Founded in 2022, AM Behavioral Health was established with a vision to strengthen community wellness through innovative, quality treatment. Our patient-centered approach focuses on fostering resilience and empowering individuals on their journey to recovery.

At the heart of our treatment center is an interdisciplinary team of experts dedicated to providing a full continuum of care. 

Our Ohio-based staff includes psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, counselors, and peer support specialists who collaborate to deliver comprehensive treatment tailored to each client’s unique needs.

The AM Behavioral Health Difference

AM Behavioral Health’s integrative, biopsychosocial treatment model addresses the mind, body, and spirit through personalized care plans. Our cutting-edge therapies and evidence-based practices are delivered in a nurturing, home-like environment that promotes healing and growth.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our:

Individualized treatment plans tailored to each client’s needs

Utilization of innovative, evidence-based therapies

Interdisciplinary team of highly-trained professionals

Nurturing facilities that foster recovery

Continuum of care from inpatient to aftercare services

Our Approach to Dual Diagnosis Treatment

At AM Behavioral Health, we recognize the intricate interplay between mental health and substance use disorders. 

Our integrated treatment approach simultaneously addresses both conditions through a comprehensive range of services, including:

Our goal is to break the cyclical pattern of dual diagnosis by treating the root causes and providing our clients with the tools to sustain long-term recovery.

The Interplay of Mental Health and Addiction

The relationship between mental health and substance use disorders is complex and bidirectional. Mental health conditions can increase vulnerability to substance abuse as a means of self-medication or escape, while substance use can often trigger or exacerbate psychiatric symptoms.

This interplay creates a vicious cycle that can be challenging to break without proper intervention. Attempting to treat only one condition allows the other to perpetuate the cycle of symptoms, undermining the recovery process.

Integrated treatment that addresses both the mental health disorder and the substance use disorder simultaneously is crucial for achieving lasting recovery and improving overall well-being.

Why Integrated Treatment Matters

Comprehensive, integrated care that targets co-occurring disorders offers numerous benefits, including:

By treating the whole person through a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach, integrated treatment increases the likelihood of sustained recovery and improved quality of life.

Common Co-Occurring Disorders

Dual diagnosis can involve various combinations of mental health and substance use disorders. In fact, it’s estimated that anywhere from 50-80% of individuals with substance use disorder also struggle with a mental health disorder. 

Some co-occurring conditions are particularly prevalent, such as:

Depression and Alcohol/Drug Addiction

Anxiety Disorders and Substance Use Disorder

Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use Disorder

PTSD and Substance Use Disorder

At AM Behavioral Health, we offer specialized programs and tailored treatment plans to effectively address these and other common co-occurring disorders.


Do you have questions regarding dual diagnosis and recovery? We’re here to provide support.

Dual diagnosis refers to the coexistence of a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder in the same individual. These conditions often exacerbate each other, creating a cyclical pattern that requires integrated treatment.

Treating only one condition allows the other to perpetuate the cycle of symptoms, undermining the recovery process. Integrated treatment addresses the root causes of both disorders simultaneously, improving treatment engagement, outcomes, and reducing the risk of relapse.

Our integrated approach incorporates therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), medication-assisted treatment (MAT), trauma-focused therapies, and psychoeducational groups.

These treatment modalities will vary depending on individual needs, goals, and experiences.

If you or a loved one is struggling with a dual diagnosis, call us at 937-236-1800 to learn more about our comprehensive treatment programs and take the first step towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Evidence-Based Treatment at AM Behavioral Health

Our integrated treatment approach incorporates a range of evidence-based therapies and modalities proven effective in treating dual diagnosis, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT helps clients identify and modify unhealthy thought patterns and behaviors contributing to their conditions.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): DBT teaches mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills.
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI): MI is a client-centered counseling approach that enhances motivation for positive change.
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): MAT combines behavioral therapy with FDA-approved medications to treat substance use disorders.
  • Trauma-Focused Therapies: These therapies help clients process and heal from traumatic experiences.
  • Psychoeducational Groups: Educational groups provide information and coping strategies for managing symptoms.
  • 12-Step Programming: 12-step facilitation and support groups foster peer support and accountability.

Through this comprehensive range of evidence-based treatments, we empower our clients to develop the skills and resilience necessary for sustained recovery.

Your Path to Healing Starts Here

If you or a loved one is struggling with a dual diagnosis, AM Behavioral Health is here to guide you on your journey to wellness. 

Reach out to our knowledgeable and compassionate team today to learn more about our comprehensive treatment programs and take the first step towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.