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Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Treatment in Alaska

Free by the Sea is a nationally recognized rehabilitation facility specializing in dual diagnosis/co-occurring treatment services for those struggling with addiction. Located in Ocean Park, WA, we have different treatment options to assist with recovery so you or your loved one can achieve a healthy and drug-free life.

Proudly serving residents in Alaska, including Anchorage and Juneau.

What Is Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Treatment?

Individuals who form an addiction to drugs or alcohol while having a mental or emotional disorder fall under dual diagnosis/co-occurring treatment. While battling an addiction, certain disorders can interfere with the success of recovery, causing an inevitable relapse. Through guidance and support from professional staff, addicts can achieve victory over their drug addiction. Dual diagnosis/co-occurring treatment is common for those suffering from addiction. Close to half of those seeking treatment have a mental or emotional disorder.

We also look closely at the intersection of the emotional life of all clients (not simply those with a diagnosis of a specific mental disorder) with his or her addiction. Sometimes we find that, in addition to feeding the addiction, the substances are doing some additional work in the client’s life, for example, helping to regulate emotions (“I don’t like how I am feeling”) or dealing with the aftereffects of trauma. One of the tasks of the client in recovery is to learn skills to do whatever “additional work” has been previously done by the substances. In the absence of learning what additional work the substances may be doing in the client’s life and finding effective ways of doing that work (by skills), the client is laid open to relapse. We address these concerns both in classes (like DBT Skills Training) and in individual one-on-one sessions with a mental health professional. All clients are assigned a mental health professional with whom they generally meet with weekly (or twice weekly if more intense work is needed) to look at these aspects of their addiction and recovery.

Free by the Sea utilizes support groups to assist with treating mental and emotional disorders for those suffering from substance abuse. The following disorders with support groups include:

What Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Treatment Services Are Offered?

What Symptoms Do People with Co-Occurring Disorders Experience?

Symptoms of a dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorder vary based on the individual’s history, personal life, and behavior. Each disorder presents itself in different ways, which is why co-occurring treatment for addiction is recommended by medical staff who can accurately diagnose any underlying problems during the recovery process. Detecting and diagnosing emotional and mental disorders are imperative to the success of recovery.

Why Choose Free by the Sea?

Free by the Sea is a beautiful campus, located on the Long Beach Peninsula in Ocean Park, WA. Our community of dedicated professionals are committed to provide care to all individuals with dignity and respect. Client centered care respectful of individual needs and concerns is the foundation of our approach. We adhere to evidence-based practices which are focused on successful outcomes for long term recovery. Services provided include:

  • 77 treatment beds.
  • Masters level addiction counselors.
  • High quality evidence-based addiction treatment, including gambling.
  • DBT, CBT, EMDR and trauma informed treatment addresses underlying issues of addiction that include depression, anxiety, self-esteem and relationships.
  • Relapse Prevention, Life Skills, Addiction education provided in groups and individual sessions
  • Twelve step meetings include celebrate recovery, wellbriety, dual disorder and AA/NA/GA
  • We offer residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care.
  • Peaceful and safe setting located on five acres facing the Pacific Ocean.
  • Multi-sport areas that include volleyball/basketball courts and an exercise room.
  • Nutritionally designed meals to restore health

Why Wait? Call Us Today.

If you or a loved one are facing an addiction problem, contact Free by the Sea today. We can provide the right treatment program for your needs to prevent relapse.

Contact Free by the Sea

Free by the Sea has experienced and compassionate staff dedicated to help those residing in Alaska recover from their addictions. Our comprehensive programs increase success and provide continued support after treatment is complete. Contact us for more information or to seek the treatment you need.