Substance Use and Dual Diagnosis

Living with mental illness and substance abuse (dual diagnosis) can make your recovery more difficult. But with specialized treatment, you can heal and move forward with your life.

Patient discussing substance abuse and dual diagnosis services

Windmoor Healthcare is a trusted name in inpatient dual diagnosis services. We can help you gain lasting sobriety and relief from severe mental illness.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Why Choose Us?

Our dual diagnosis program meets the unique needs of adults, 18 and older, experiencing co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse. It involves detoxification (detox) along with therapies to address psychiatric concerns. Patients typically achieve inpatient treatment goals within five to seven days. Complex cases may take longer.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Quick admission: When you are dealing with mental illness and substance abuse, healing can’t come quickly enough. This is why our admissions staff are available 24/7. Eligible patients can be admitted within an hour. We also accept appointments and walk-ins any time, day or night. To get started, call 727-322-7222 or contact us.
  • Dignified environment: We treat you with compassion and respect. This may be your first experience in an inpatient program, or you may have tried inpatient care before. No matter where you are in your recovery journey, you get the compassionate care you deserve. We also offer heartfelt encouragement that can make it easier to achieve your goals.
  • Flexibility: If the initial stages of detox make you sick, we focus on your well-being. You may need a few days of rest to help your body recover before moving forward with mental health therapies. We carefully watch your progress and start the next phase of treatment when the time is right.
  • Medically assisted detox: You come off controlled substances under the watchful eye of specially trained nurses who check on you around the clock. When appropriate, we prescribe medications that prevent complications like breathing issues. This approach may be necessary while detoxing from alcohol or benzodiazepines.

Inpatient Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Our staff uses a variety of techniques to help you break habits and thought patterns that may have been holding you back from recovery. In addition to detox, you undergo intensive one-on-one therapy and participate in group sessions. We also offer special services supporting your sobriety and well-being. Read more about what to expect.

Evidence-based treatment modalities

Therapists use various techniques to guide you toward exploring, reflecting and processing your thoughts, feelings and experiences. Doing so helps you move forward to a healthier life.

Our methods include:

  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Living in Balance
  • Matrix Model
  • Motivational interviewing
  • S.E.L.F. (safety, emotion, loss and future) framework
  • Seeking Safety
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy

Group therapy

Group therapy sessions can help you build skills that support long-term recovery from mental illness and substance abuse. Some of the topics we cover include:

  • Dealing with trauma
  • Decision-making
  • Emotional regulation
  • Grief processing
  • Problem-solving
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management

Wellness services

When you feel good about yourself, making decisions that benefit your sobriety and mental health is easier. We offer a broad range of wellness services and therapy groups, including:

  • Art therapy
  • Healthy lifestyle skills
  • Living in Balance
  • Mindfulness
  • Pet therapy
  • Recreational therapy

On-site sobriety support

Representatives from nationally recognized addiction recovery programs regularly come to Windmoor. They include:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • SMART Recovery

Who Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment For?

People dealing with mental illness and substance use achieve better results from specialized programs like ours. There’s no reason to feel embarrassed about needing help. At Windmoor, you are surrounded by people who see you as an individual and want to help you feel better.

Our program is for people with co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness whose symptoms disrupt their daily lives. You may benefit from our program if you have:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance use disorder, including alcohol, opiates, methamphetamines and benzodiazepines
  • Suicidal ideation or intent

We’re Here to Help

Call 727-322-7222 or contact us to get help now. Admissions representatives are available 24/7 to provide no-cost, confidential assessments. If there is a mental health crisis, please call 988 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Help and hope are closer than you think.

Personalized mental health and addiction treatment is ready for you. We are here to help.