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Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Austin, Texas


Dual-Diagnosis Treatment in Austin, Texas

Dual-diagnosis treatment is at the core of our programming at Ava Recovery.
Drug and alcohol addiction is not a singular event that occurs in a vacuum. Addiction in itself is a progressive and complex disorder that develops over months and even years. There are many risk factors that can make some people more vulnerable to addiction. One of the most common causes of drug and alcohol abuse are unresolved mental and psychological issues. When people struggle with a substance abuse problem AND a mental health issue at the same time, it is known as dual diagnosis.

Data provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows that 9.2 million Americans are afflicted with dual diagnosis disorder. It is also estimated that 45 percent of Americans experience a dual diagnosis. Additionally, 23 percent of young adults in the United States have a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis is a complex condition requiring specialized and professional help in a dual diagnosis treatment center.

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Why is Dual-Diagnosis Treatment Necessary?

Dual diagnosis treatment programs are an absolute must for those who struggle with the co-occurring disorders of mental illness and substance abuse. The simple fact is that both mental illness and addiction are intertwined, and those who struggle with dual diagnosis face enormous problems. If someone with co-occurring disorders goes to just mental health treatment or just substance abuse treatment, these services are not well equipped to deal with the complexity of dual diagnosis. Oftentimes, only one of the disorders are identified and will receive sole attention in treatment.

Even if both disorders are identified, people may bounce from one form of treatment to another. There may be instances where people with a dual diagnosis may not find treatment at all. These fragmented and inconsistent approaches create gaps in treatment which may worsen their condition. The integrated services of an Austin dual diagnosis program help the individual recover as a whole person and heal their family and the community at large.

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Exploring Dual-Diagnosis Treatment in Austin, Texas

Simply defined, dual diagnosis programs in Austin are a fusion of substance abuse and mental health treatment programs. Dual diagnosis treatment utilizes an integrated and holistic approach where you will be thoroughly tested and evaluated for both substance use disorders as well as mental health disorders. In these specialized programs, you will receive intensive medical and therapeutic care that addresses your dual diagnosis. In Austin’s specialized dual diagnosis programs, addiction treatment staff and mental health staff work together to create a treatment program customized to meet your unique and specific needs.

Dual diagnosis treatment in Austin features a blend of traditional and innovative therapy programs that are researched, created, and tested by Masters-level clinicians.

Additionally, dual diagnosis programs in Austin offer comprehensive and evidence-based treatment services for specific populations such as men-only, women-only, LBGTQ+, and other groups.

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Our Dual-Diagnosis Program in Austin, Texas

Dual diagnosis treatment is part of the core foundation of our program at Ava Recovery in Austin, Texas. Discover how our unique approach combines evidence-based, traditional, holistic and modern therapies to offer our clients a total 360 approach to treatment.

When you or a loved one enter our drug rehab in Austin, our facilities are state-of-the-art, safe, secure, clean, and feature top-notch amenities. Many of these facilities have private, suite-like bedrooms and have a welcoming atmosphere that is relaxing and creates a feeling of home.

Our Texas addiction treatment center has current and proper state and national accreditation from regulatory bodies such as JCAHO and CARF. These facilities also have experienced Masters-level clinicians and addiction, treatment staff. As stated earlier, dual diagnosis treatment programs in Austin use an integrated, holistic approach to treat the underlying issues of your substance abuse as well as any mental health issues.

The components of our dual diagnosis treatment program Austin include the following:

Medical Detoxification

Undoubtedly, medical detox is the first and most important step in long-term recovery from dual diagnosis. Long-term substance abuse significantly changes brain chemistry and functioning. When you abruptly quit using drugs, you will experience a variety of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms that can be very uncomfortable and painful to endure. Depending on your overall health, the number of substances you are taking, and the quantities of the substance or substances, the withdrawals you experience have the potential to be life-threatening.


With the aid of expert medical staff, the medical detox process will help you taper off substances gradually in a safe, secure, and clean environment. Our experienced staff will utilize medication management as well as effective interventions such as nutrition therapy and recreational therapy. These services are available 24/7, and staff will closely monitor your health and well-being to help the withdrawal process be as comfortable as possible. The goal of detox is to help you achieve mental and physical stability so you can transition into an intensive treatment program.

Comprehensive Assessment

Once you are both physically and psychologically stable, you will undergo a thorough evaluation performed by mental health professionals as well as addiction treatment staff. This evaluation will assess your overall well-being, including your emotional, physical, social, and psychological health. Treatment staff will use the results of this evaluation to create a customized treatment plan that is tailored to meet your unique and specific needs. This treatment plan is dynamic in the fact that it can change as your needs change during the course of treatment.

Residential Inpatient

Another crucial component of dual diagnosis rehab in Austin is residential treatment. Your individualized treatment program will feature a broad spectrum of traditional therapies as well as more holistic and innovative approaches.

Therapy is a cornerstone of inpatient treatment and is done on an individual basis as well as in groups and family settings. Common therapies used in dual diagnosis include:


  • psychotherapy
  • cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • motivational interviewing
  • trauma-based therapies
  • relationship/marriage conflict therapies

Dual diagnosis programs also feature emerging holistic therapies such as art therapy, reiki, sound therapy, and guided meditations. Another important component of inpatient treatment is medication management—especially for those struggling with mental illness. Under the close and strict supervision of experienced treatment personnel, powerful medications will be prescribed as part of an overall care regimen. Since the medications used in treatment are powerful and have high addiction potential, experienced treatment staff will closely monitor and prescribe these medications.


Aftercare programs are an especially important component of dual diagnosis residential treatment in Austin. We know that managing substance abuse issues and mental illness tied to dual diagnosis is a lifelong process. Therefore, it is vital that you receive ongoing counseling and support after you complete a dual diagnosis treatment in Austin. Aftercare may include continued therapy and 12-step group support in an intensive outpatient treatment program. This also will include continued mental health counseling, life skills training, and access to vital community resources. Additionally, aftercare could include moving into sober living housing or a mental health residential treatment facility depending on the level of continuing care you need after you complete a formal treatment program.

Located just outside metro Austin, in Buda, Texas, we offer you a luxury environment that encourages healing and rejuvenation. Our secluded property provides you with a safe and comfortable, world-class setting where you can focus on your recovery.

We offer free consultations to anyone who reaches out for help. Did you know most major insurance carriers will cover the costs associated with treatment? Contact our trusted treatment team today to discuss your personal options for treatment.

Ava Recovery is proud to offer a variety of treatment options to provide you with a treatment plan that fits your needs. From detox to residential inpatient to aftercare and beyond, we’re with you each step of the way. Learn more about how we can help right now.

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When you or a loved one makes a commitment to go to treatment, the feelings can be overwhelming for the individual and family. At Ava Recovery - drug & alcohol rehab in Austin, Texas, we are committed to building a relationship with you as soon as we make contact. We work hard to build a treatment case that is measurable and can be attained.

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If you or a loved one is struggling with dual diagnosis, you may feel a tremendous sense of powerlessness and hopelessness. With all the dual diagnosis treatment options in Austin that are available, you may be unsure of which program best suits your needs. You may even have gone through treatment in the past but were unsuccessful. Ava Recovery is here for you if you feel you have nowhere to turn.

Ava Recovery is a boutique treatment center in Austin that features proven treatment programs that are evidence-based, extensively tested, and proven to work for you. Our team provides anxiety and depression treatment in Austin. Our mission is to provide each client with the best quality detox and residential treatment that heals the mind, body, and spirit. No matter the severity of your mental illness or addiction, Ava Recovery is committed to giving you the tools and support you need to manage and overcome dual diagnoses.

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