Mental health issues are one of the main causes of addiction. Similarly, many people who struggle with substance use disorder, addiction to drugs, or alcohol relapse because of mental issues. It’s also quite common for individuals to turn to drugs or alcohol when they suffer from a mental health issue like anxiety or depression to find relief. Unfortunately, this only makes the underlying mental health condition worse while increasing the risk of developing a dependency or addiction. When getting help for addiction, individuals need to find a facility specializing in dual diagnosis therapy, the most effective means to treat both conditions. For example some people may have a substance addiction with underlying depression. That individual would be best seeking out dual diagnosis that encompasses opiate addiction treatment and individual therapy for depression. Without the proper attention, mental health issues will persist and worsen, making a recovery and sober living much more difficult, if not impossible. At Beaches Recovery, our team of mental health experts and addiction treatment professionals offer a full continuum of care from detox center programs to therapy; our dual diagnosis treatment give individuals the greatest chances of success.