Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center in New Jersey

When The Whole Person Is Hurting, The Whole Person Should Be Helped.

Treatment for a dual diagnosis in New Jersey must be approached from a comprehensive, whole-person perspective. If substance abuse disorder is combined with another diagnosis but treated in isolation, the results of treatment may not be as successful.
When treating only one condition, the risk of relapse is much higher. This can lead the patient to feel defeated that their “treatment didn’t work,” thereby exacerbating both existing conditions exponentially.

Dual Diagnosis Defined

Dual diagnosis refers to the care of patients who present with both mental health challenges and a substance use disorder. When existing together, these conditions can be a lethal combination.
This doesn’t mean one can or will cause the other. However, if a dual diagnosis is neglected, one condition can exacerbate the other. At Epiphany Wellness Center, we firmly believe in a holistic, whole-person approach to patient care for dual diagnosis.
We treat each patient with the intent to improve their overall quality of life in every way possible, including mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual.
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Treating Addiction and Mental Health Issues

How Common Is A Dual Diagnosis?

Studies have shown that young people who mature in an erratic or stressful environment are more likely to turn to substances and may be more prone to mental health issues later in life.
Over 7 million adults have a dual diagnosis. But did you know that 34.5% of patients with co-occurring conditions were only treated for their mental health diagnosis?[1]
This means their substance abuse disorder was left unaddressed, leaving the patient without necessary resources.

Who Gets Proper Treatment?

At traditional rehab facilities in New Jersey and across the country, only 9.1% of patients with a dual diagnosis were treated for both conditions.

Perhaps the most troubling statistic is that over 52% of patients with co-occurring conditions do not seek or receive no treatment at all for either diagnosis.[2] To properly diagnose a co-occurring disorder is is imperative that the patient undergoes a medical detox program first.

Long-term recovery

What Does A Dual Diagnosis Look Like?

Even if a patient has never received an official medical or psychiatric diagnosis, the symptoms can still be highly disruptive to their normal routine. Severe depression and anxiety may present as self-isolation, reduced functioning, poor performance at work or school, or a lack of motivation.
When stressful circumstances or environments become overwhelming, their symptoms can intensify. It’s not uncommon for patients experiencing these conditions to turn to substances such as alcohol, drugs, or opioids in a misguided attempt to self-medicate.
What often happens is that if an addiction or substance use disorder begins to take over, the statistics above prove they’re more likely to seek treatment only for the substance abuse rather than for both conditions. They may find that when treatment is completed, the same initial symptoms reappear and increase the risk of a relapse.

Treating Dual Diagnosis In New Jersey

At Epiphany Wellness Center, patients undergo a detailed assessment prior to receiving care. Using a variety of holistic and evidence-based modalities, we will develop a customized care plan that addresses both the substance use disorder and the underlying mental health conditions.

We offer an intensive outpatient program in New Jersey, a step down outpatient program as well as partial hospitalization programs and an aftercare program that are designed to enable patients to focus on rebuilding their lives, one day at a time. If you or someone you love is struggling with co-occurring conditions, getting help as soon as possible is the only way to secure a healthier and happier future.

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Depression is a mood disorder where patients experience profound feelings of sadness and hopelessness or are despondent for extended periods of time. At least 4.7% of adults in America experience regular feelings of depression, and over 11% percent of emergency room visits are determined to be related to depression.[3]
Patients with clinically diagnosed depressive disorders will experience a disruption to their everyday life and could lead to a variety of physical and psychological issues. In 2020, our country saw nearly 46,000 suicide deaths reported due to depression.[4]

Signs of Depression Include:

If you or a loved one are in the throes of a depressive disorder, with or without an official diagnosis, please reach out today to begin seeking immediate care. The future can be brighter than it feels right now. We’re here to guide the way.


The difference between the average anxious experience and an anxiety disorder is that the symptoms are fleeting. When the situation is over, the feelings of panic, dread, and unease fade away.
A person struggling with an anxiety disorder is actually a cluster of disorders where they experience constant and excessive fear that is not indicative of their circumstances.
The ADAA reports that over 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety, making it the most common mental illness.[5] The sheer likelihood of this diagnosis increases the chances of co-occurring conditions exponentially.

Signs of Anxiety Disorders


Bipolar disorder creates varied mood swings that are intensified and unpredictable. People with Bipolar disorder will experience exaggerated highs and lows but are always on alert, never knowing which will present next.
They may feel at war within themselves and will repeat cycles of hyper and manic behavior, then feel indifferent and hopeless.
Experiencing these strong contradictions can be exhausting and make it difficult for many to function on a daily basis. This pattern often creates tension in their family and work relationships.

Signs of Bipolar Disorder


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a debilitating anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a single terrifying event or many small exposures over time.
Their “fight or flight” response doesn’t dissipate even though the event is over and the threat is gone. The effects linger for weeks, months, or even years afterward.
People with PTSD may experience flashbacks or avoid people and environments that are triggering.

Signs of PTSD

Self-Medicating Isn’t The Answer. Healing Is.

New Jersey dual diagnosis care plays a critical role in successful substance use disorder treatment. Studies have found that a holistic approach to co-occurring conditions resulted in 75% of patients maintaining long-term stability and abstinence, regular group attendance, improved relationships, and enhanced social functioning.[9]
If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of any of these disorders, with or without an official diagnosis, and are turning to substances to alleviate the symptoms, we can help.
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Our Process For Treating Dual Diagnosis In New Jersey

Our process offers an individualized treatment program that will address all facets of the patient’s mental condition as well as their substance use disorder. It’s essential to treat all conditions together in order to have the highest chance of success.
At our dual diagnosis rehab center in NJ, our clinical and medical care staff provide counseling as well as medication management to concentrate on symptom management and healthy habit development as well as overall life improvement.

Where Science Meets Humanity

Using a variety of unique modalities and evidenced-based therapies, our providers are driven by a patient-forward approach to care and support. We strive to target and treat the root cause of substance use disorders.
Through psychiatric, therapeutic, and medical services, the patient can finally experience true transformation when those root issues are treated. This makes the road to sustainable recovery and overall wellness far smoother than only treating their substance use disorder.
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