Effective Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Mental Health and Addiction

Dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorder, affects a significant amount of people who have a drug addiction or alcohol addiction. Those with a dual diagnosis are considered to be high risk and may have different responses to the standard alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation programmes. Dual diagnosis treatment is very important and needs to be specifically addressed for people with co-occurring disorder because they are more inclined to engage in destructive behaviours such as self-harm or even suicide attempts.

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Why choose The Dawn’s dual diagnosis rehab programme?

Our holistic dual diagnosis rehab programme ensures that clients overcome their disorder in both a mental and physical way. The Dawn has a licensed team of professionals who have comprehensive experience in dealing with addiction and mental disorders. Upon arrival, we assess each and every one of our clients to ensure that they are given the best treatment plan possible. Our highly-personalised dual diagnosis treatment programme is intensive yet effective. We also provide round the clock medical assistance and have a 1:1 staff to client ratio so you can be sure that you will be taken care of.

We offer private accommodation in a beautiful riverside-setting in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Our peaceful centre offers a great place to get away from it all and really focus on yourself. We also ensure that our clients have access to healthy food and complementary therapies, such as spa and massage therpay.

What are the benefits of inpatient dual diagnosis rehab?

There are many benefits of inpatient dual diagnosis rehab. Inpatient facilities offer:

24/7 onsite assistance and safe supervision

The right tools that are required for recovery

Removal of damaging influences and triggers

Peer and professional support

Programme that is structured in a way that gives the best possible chance of success

Numerous therapy options that can help with recovery


What options are available for dual diagnosis treatment in Thailand?

The Dawn offers an integrated dual diagnosis treatment since many people with this disorder do not respond to standard alcohol and drug treatment in the same way as other clients. Additionally, since the risk of self-harm, self-destruction and suicide are heightened with co-occurring disorders, our licensed professional team will come up with a personalised treatment plan that is catered to each individual.

Our integrated dual diagnosis treatment is used to serve people with two or more mental health conditions or substance abuse disorders. We co-ordinate treatment for multiple disorders, arrange bundled interventions and have our therapists collaborate in a single setting to ensure that each of the clients conditions are properly addressed and treated.

What are co-occurring disorders?

Dual diagnosis describes people who suffer from two or more medical disorders at the same time. A person who has a drug or alcohol addiction as well psychological disorder like depression, anxiety, PTSD or schizophrenia qualifies for this diagnosis.

The National Bureau of Economic Research states that mental illness and substance abuse has a definite connection.According to their report, patients with existing mental health disorders are accountable for the consumption of roughly 38% of all alcohol, 44% of all cocaine, and 40% of all cigarettes, while those who have had previous mental health Cost of risperdal disorders are accountable for even higher consumption percentages for alcohol, cocaine and cigarettes.

What is the link between mental health and addiction?

The most common issue that links mental illness and addiction is self-medication, which describes when a patient aims to medicate their unwanted or uncomfortable mental health symptoms by using drugs and/or alcohol. The following examples represent a case where one disorder causes another:

  • A person with depression starts to use marijuana to make the pain more bearable
  • A person who experiences panic attacks uses benzodiazepines to calm their symptoms or prevent them from starting
  • A person who developed childhood PTSD takes alcohol and/or drugs to cope with the trauma
  • Individuals who abuse cocaine tend to take the drug to feel confident and euphoric, however prolonged use leads to symptoms of anxiety issues, such as suspiciousness, paranoia and hallucinations

All of these cases begin as a temporary form of escape, but with continual use, substance abusers may find themselves over the edge of addiction.

How to maintain recovery after dual diagnosis rehab

Our 1:1 staff to client ratio ensures full attention and support whenever you need it. But after completing treatment, the next step is to rebuild a fulfilling life out in society once again.

In many cases, staying in a sober house can provide a necessary intermediary step, by letting patients live outside the rehab centre but in an environment that is nevertheless controlled and free from drugs and alcohol. Life in a sober house puts patients together with one another in comfortable living conditions, continuing the atmosphere of mutual support and encouragement that they need to re-enter society in a satisfying and productive way.

The Dawn also provides other methods of support, even after patients complete their inpatient stay. One of these is our online aftercare programme in which group and individual counselling sessions allow you to connect with us – and with other patients – via face-to-face video chat. Our online aftercare system provides a welcome environment to talk about ongoing issues and needs, while receiving advice and support to help you overcome the challenges of daily life.

Our dual diagnosis programme will help you learn to manage your stress and emotions, stay connected to other people, and rebalance your lifestyle in a positive way. To find out more about our dual diagnosis services, contact The Dawn today.


Our client’s life long recovery and success is what we care most at The Dawn. We also realise that relapse and setbacks are a reality for many beginning their recovery journey, which is why we offer a Relapse Assurance Guarantee for clients who have completed treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. If any client relapses for any reason after completion of our programme, we welcome them back for 30 days, at no additional cost.