couple listening to therapist at ashburn virginia addiction treatment therapiesInsight Recovery Centers make treating substance use disorder a priority. Our Ashburn Virginia addiction treatment therapies cover a wide range of individual needs. Thus, we are best able to provide the customized care individuals need.

Dual Diagnosis

For some patients, their substance abuse is a symptom of an underlying mental health issue. Often, individuals aren’t even aware they have the underlying mental health issue. Individuals self-medicate with drugs and alcohol because it alleviates the pain or discomfort they are in. However, to heal from addiction and reduce the risk of relapse, both issues need to be treated. Until both are, neither can be resolved. For example, you may have both an addiction to alcohol and an anxiety disorder. When this occurs, professionals call it a co-occurring disorder and use dual diagnosis treatment to address both conditions at once. Fortunately, the founders of Insight Recovery Centers designed a unique dual diagnosis recovery program that goes above and beyond to get patients in the best possible position for lasting recovery.

Therapists use dual diagnosis to explore the underlying causes of addiction. Then they provide the appropriate treatment based on an individual’s needs. Through dual diagnosis, individuals get comprehensive treatment covering more areas of their life needing clinical attention.

Other Ashburn Virginia Addiction Treatment Therapies

Whether or not you or a loved one is suffering from a co-occurring disorder requiring dual diagnosis treatment, our team provides a variety of therapeutic options. For instance, individuals can explore any of the following: 

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and it’s cousin dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) are common and useful forms of talk therapy. CBT focuses on reducing negative self-image. It does so by zeroing in on dysfunctional emotions and thinking which then leads to damaging behavior. Cognitive-behavioral therapy then works through these negative emotions to turn them towards positive, productive actions. DBT deals with how to properly express and manage emotions. This is a form of talk therapy where clients learn how their expressions do or do not fit appropriately given various situations and how others interpret the client’s emotional responses and outbursts. It’s a means to reconcile how an individual perceives themselves and how others actually seen them so to identify appropriate and healthy expressions of feeling.


Using practices like meditation and breathing exercises, mindfulness counseling teaches patients how to break away from negative thought patterns before they lead to mental health issues. Also, it raises an individual’s awareness of themselves and others in their current moment and environment. Through meditation and other mindfulness-based practices, individuals are better able to address and deal with mood disorders like depression and anxiety. Also, it has been shown to aid individuals in managing chronic pain thus making it an excellent counseling for those looking to move away from prescription pain medications. By not only heightening an individual’s understanding and awareness of their physical body but also their emotional motivations and mental state, clients are able to improve their all-around well-being in a more holistic manner.

Harm Reduction:

Harm reduction is grounded in the idea that individuals may not be able to or are unwilling to stop using substances like drugs or alcohol. Therefore, the best route to take in treating substance use disorder is to take an approach that seeks to reduce the negative effects of substance use. This includes not just the effects on the individual and those around them but also addresses how to reduce or avoid stigma, engage in practical interventions, and ensure that users of drugs and alcohol get the healthcare they deserve with the respect they deserve.

Motivational Interviewing:

Also, some clients may find motivational interviewing useful to come up with new goals and strategies for recovery. For those struggling with trauma, our specialization in trauma-informed care and dual-diagnosis could be an effective means of addressing issues impacting substance use disorder. However, no matter the therapeutic option, Insight Recovery Centers will guide individuals through recovery at a pace appropriate for them.

Insight Recovery Centers

Substance use disorder can cause serious damage to both the individual struggling with substance abuse but also those around them. This is why it is so important not only to seek help but find the appropriate level of treatment. Fortunately, our Ashburn Virginia outpatient addiction treatment center is staffed by experienced and compassionate therapists dedicated to helping individuals heal. Outpatient addiction treatment like Insight Recovery Centers’ can help individuals overcome their addiction and substance abuse. We use several therapeutic options to do so, such as:

  • Alcohol Moderation
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Mindfulness
  • Dual diagnosis treatment

Individuals can get the help they need in person or via telehealth virtual appointments. Reach out to us today at 703.592.6946 to learn more. Now is the time to find help and return yourself to full health.