Treating Co-Occurring Disorders.

Nearly one-third of individuals with mental disorders also live with a coexisting addiction.

Similarly, almost half of individuals with a severe mental illness live with addiction or substance use problems.

These co-occurring disorders require integrated treatment methodologies, often referred to as dual diagnosis treatment. Incomplete treatment, meaning addressing only one of the issues, often leaves you with underlying and ongoing issues. These conditions tend to worsen if left untreated..

What are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Co-occurring disorders are when you have two or more mental health disorders at the same time. For instance, having a substance addiction, and depression would be co-occurring disorders that require dual diagnosis treatment.

Some examples of common co-occurring disorders include:

  • Depression and substance use
  • Anxiety and substance use
  • Trauma and substance use
  • Eating disorders and substance use
  • Bipolar and substance use

Often you may not realize there are complicated and complex underlying issues causing your addiction. You may seek treatment for your addiction only to discover that you also have a condition like depression or anxiety. For the best results, it is important to treat both.

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

When undergoing dual diagnosis treatment, you address the more serious condition first. Generally, this means that a client will detox from any alcohol or drugs in their system, then enter treatment. At Integrative Life Center, we take over once detox is complete.


Once in treatment, you’ll participate in initial assessments to help us determine the best course of action for you. Residential care is the most recommended treatment for someone with a dual diagnosis. Untangling the roots of your illnesses and implementing a dual diagnosis treatment plan requires a high level of expertise and long-term care.

Signs of Co-Occurring Disorders

Those living with co-occurring disorders have difficulty functioning day-to-day.

Some common signs of co-occurring disorders include:

  • Difficulty with friendships and relationships
  • Financial problems
  • Legal problems
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Difficulty holding a job

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program: What to Expect at Integrative Life Center

At Integrative Life Center, it is our mission to help you return to your authentic self. Above all else, we are trauma-focused and heart-centered.


As an organization, we value and respect others and their choices. We believe in leading with compassion and kindness. We do our work with equal parts integrity and confidence.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Approach

Our expert clinicians and therapists work closely with you to provide comprehensive care and maximize the full potential of dual diagnosis treatment. The addiction treatment team at Integrative Life Center uses proven measures that tackle mental health illnesses, addiction, and all underlying causes.


Our expert clinicians and therapists work closely with you to provide comprehensive care and At Integrative Life Center, our philosophy is “Real Life, Real World, Real Recovery.”

Our expert clinicians and therapists work closely with you to provide comprehensive care and Our treatment center provides a safe, supportive, and real-world environment. Our care continuum approach means we meet you where you are. At every step of your journey through recovery, we cater to your needs. While many options exist for those who live with addiction or mental illness, fewer centers offer the full spectrum of care like Integrative Life Center.

Our Treatment Center

INTEGRATIVE LIFE CENTER OFFERS PROVEN CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS TREATMENT IN NASHVILLE USING INTEGRATED, EVIDENCE-BASED ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAMS, INCLUDING:

Our licensed, Masters-level medical and clinical staff members are expertly trained and experienced in working with multiple, co-occurring addictions, behavioral disorders, trauma, and codependency.

IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE IN NEED OF CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS TREATMENT, CONTACT INTEGRATIVE LIFE CENTER AT 615.455.3903 TO GET STARTED ON YOUR PATH TO RECOVERY, COMPLETELY AND PERMANENTLY.