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Common Conditions we Treat at SagePoint IOP

Substance Use Disorders

The following are some common symptoms of a substance use disorder.  The person struggling with a substance use disorder may exhibit some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Unsuccessful attempts to stop using alcohol or drugs

  • Person finds it difficult to have a good time without drinking alcohol or using substances

  • Others express concern about the person’s drinking or substance use

  • Family and personal relationships are negatively affected by the person’s substance use

  • Person continues to use substances in spite of negative consequences which may or may not include arrest, job loss, damage to significant relationships, damage to physical or mental health, etc

Mental Health Disorders

 At SagePoint IOP, we treat a variety of mental health disorders and challenges from a holistic, trauma-informed, and evidence-based approach.  Some of the conditions we treat include: 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • PTSD

  • Bipolar Disorder I & II

  • Social Anxiety

  • Co-occurring Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders

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What does it mean to have a co-occurring disorder?

The term “co-occurring” disorder describes someone who struggles with both a substance use disorder and another type of psychiatric/mental illness. This condition could include depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, ADD or ADHD, or any number of other mental health or behavioral issues. According to SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), approximately 7.9 million adults in the United States had a co-occurring disorder. Also, people with a mental health disorder are more likely to experience a substance use disorder and people with a substance use disorder  are more likely to have a mental health disorder when compared with the general population. About 50% of Americans seeking substance use disorder treatment have been diagnosed as having a co-occurring mental and substance use disorder.

A co-occurring disorder can be difficult to diagnose due to the complexity of symptoms, as both may vary in severity. We have found, in many cases, people receive treatment for one disorder while the other disorder remains untreated. This may occur because both mental and substance use disorders can have biological, psychological, and social components. Other reasons may be an overlap of symptoms, or other health issues that needed to be addressed first. In any case, the consequences of undiagnosed, untreated, or an undertreated co-occurring disorder can dangerous, if not fatal.

What are common co-occurring (dual diagnosis) disorders?

Mood Disorders

  1. Major Depressive Disorders/Episode

  2. Persistent Depressive Disorder

  3. Bipolar Disorder 1

  4. Bipolar Disorder 2

Anxiety Disorders

  1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  2. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  3. Social Anxiety

  4. Panic Disorder with and without Agoraphobia

**Although there are other mental health disorders that may affect those with a substance use disorder, 50% or more of the co-occurring disorders fall into the mood and/or anxiety category.

How does SagePoint IOP treat co-occurring disorders?

SagePoint IOP believes that individuals with co-occurring disorders are best served through “integrated treatment.” Integrated treatment addresses the mental and substance use disorders at the same time, which in turn creates better outcomes. We find that this integrated approach to co-occurring disorders is vital in improving the quality of our clients’ lives and well-being.

Here are some links for further education, explanation and support:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association: https://www.samhsa.gov/

If you know someone who with a co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder who needs help, please contact us at (916) 286-1061 or email us at info@sagepointiop.com.

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