At the Blanchard Institute, we understand that there’s a great deal more to recovery than simple abstinence. In fact, stopping the use of alcohol and drugs is just the beginning. If substance use disorder treatment fails to address the underlying causes of a client’s chaotic use of alcohol or drugs, there is little chance of long term recovery.

That’s why we place such heavy emphasis on treating the underlying issues that lead to substance use disorder. The Blanchard Institute’s experienced, highly-trained clinical team will address these co-occurring issues in a confidential and supportive manner.

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The Blanchard Institute’s Mental Health Team

Our Dual Diagnosis treatment program starts with our compassionate and experienced team of therapists, counselors, and medical practitioners. We have master’s level therapists on staff that hold extensive experience in dual diagnosis counseling. Each of our therapists is highly trained in trauma care and works to maintain a therapeutic environment that’s welcoming and non-confrontational. This gives them the ability to treat the substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health conditions simultaneously.

Trauma in all of its forms is one of the most common causes of addiction. That’s why we strive every day to ensure that our entire facility is trauma-informed. This means that we offer a safe community that is stable and comfortable enough for clients who are struggling with a mental health disorder in addition to their problematic drug or alcohol use.

Lastly, we have a physician that oversees each client’s initial physical and psychiatric assessment. The physician also plays a substantial role in forming an individualized care plan for each of our clients. When necessary, additional help can come from the many relationships we’ve built with physician partners in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina.

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Many of our clients who suffer from substance use disorder also live with a co-occurring mental health disorder. The Blanchard Institute’s ability to address co-occurring disorders has allowed us to be a comprehensive resource for families in North Carolina.

We place a heavy emphasis on treating the underlying issues that lead to a substance use disorder because we understand that there is much more to recovery than just abstinence.




Dual Diagnosis - Heredity


Some may be more vulnerable to substance use or mental health disorders based on their genetic makeup.

Dual Diagnosis - Brain Development


When you use a substance at a young age and when your brain is still developing, you significantly increase the chances of having a dual-diagnosis later in life.

Dual Diagnosis Stress Trauma


Those that have experienced a traumatic event or high levels of stress may be more prone to addiction.

Dual Diagnosis Neurological Factors


Emotional or mental instability can lead to both mood disorders and/or substance use.

What to Expect From Our Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

In order to treat a client who suffers from both a substance use disorder and a co-occurring mental health disorder, our counselors create a highly individualized care plan and implement it right away. We offer counseling in both individual and group settings, as well as holistic practices that serve to heal our clients in mind, body, and spirit.

Our dedicated, compassionate team has years of experience in treating co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and many more. Here are the treatment modalities that are most commonly used to treat these mental health disorders:

  • Trauma Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Biosound Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Acupuncture
  • Yoga

The Blanchard Institute’s ability to address co-occurring disorders has allowed us to be a comprehensive resource for families in North Carolina.

If you or someone you care about is suffering from a substance use disorder– with or without a co-occurring disorder– please contact online today.

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