The Practice

Dual Diagnosis

Women’s Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Mental health disorders and addiction frequently go hand in hand. It is estimated that up to 80% of young women who suffer from a mental health disorder are also afflicted with substance use disorder. Women are also more prone to eating disorders and self-harm than are men. Diagnosing and treating these conditions is crucial to restoring a young woman to health and make it possible to achieve lasting recovery. Unattended, mental health problems can exacerbate a woman’s negative self-image, damage relationships, create emotional instability, lead to resistance in treatment, and significantly increases the risk for relapse.

Turnbridge clinicians continually assess each woman to identify any co-occurring mental health issues and design a personalized dual diagnosis treatment program to address them. Using CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and DBT (dialectic behavioral therapy) in addition to complimentary modalities, our therapists help young women understand the conditions affecting their mental health and worldview and work to lead a life free from their symptoms.