pair of women talking at dual diagnosis treatment center virginiaOften when individuals find themselves struggling with substance use disorder, it is a response to some underlying mental health issue. When individuals seek treatment, if this underlying issue isn’t addressed, then relapse is likely once treatment is complete. Thus, finding the right dual diagnosis treatment center Virginia residents can trust is vital to get back to full physical and mental health. Fortunately, Insight Into Action Therapy has a unique program designed to help clients address and overcome their issues.

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center Virginia

At Insight Into Action Therapy, we’ve developed a unique dual diagnosis treatment center Virginia residents can look to when dealing with both addiction and mental health issues. 

Co-founders Cyndi Turner and Craig James developed our Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program© (DDRP) to assist individuals and their families dealing with mental health issues, substance use disorders, and/or process addictions like pornography, gaming, gambling, overeating, and shoplifting. The dual diagnosis treatment program incorporates age-appropriate and phase-specific treatment for any stage in recovery. 

Further, our Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program© stands out from other drug and alcohol dual diagnosis treatment programs in several ways. First, our therapists are experts who receive ongoing training. Collaborating with a treatment team, they use evidence-based models tailored to fit each client’s specific needs avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach. Second, Insight Into Action Therapy understands not everyone who drinks or uses drugs is an alcoholic or addict. There is a spectrum of substance use and through interviewing and psychiatric evaluations we determine different levels of treatment. Third, we do not require 12-Step recovery meetings. Rather than force individuals into treatment they aren’t interested in or won’t serve their needs, we believe in therapeutic options where clients know their goals, are comfortable, and willing participants. 12 Step programs can work, but they are not appropriate for everyone. 

Finally, our goal is to help clients find balance. Substance use affects the individual, but it also impacts family, work, friends, and loved ones. Because of this, clients need to understand how their lifestyle contributes to or hinders their own mental and physical health and that of others.

5 Phases of the Dual Diagnosis
Recovery Program©

At Insight Into Action Therapy, we address four key areas–recovery/sobriety, mental and physical health, primary support, and education/employment. When clients enter our dual diagnosis recovery program, they’ll not only move progressively through the five phases but also benefit from other supplemental therapies unique to their needs. The five phases include:



We begin with a clinical interview followed by standardized measurement tools, drug screen, Breathalyzer, coordination with involved professionals, and referral to appropriate treatment levels. This allows our team to understand each client’s physical requirements and the degree of need they are in terms of addiction.



Our goal is to help clients and their families self-assess and learn the signs, symptoms, and solutions for behaviors that brought them into treatment. Education helps clients and families make healthier choices regarding behaviors, thus reducing negative consequences.


Primary Treatment

Often, this is the longest and most intensive part of our dual diagnosis treatment center in Virginia. The primary treatment phase may include group, individual, family, or couples counseling as well as drug/alcohol screening. Rather than set a specific amount of time strictly and broadly applied to every client, we view successful completion due to progress. When clients make gains in the four areas mentioned above, they are successful. Thus, for each client, this process will progress along a different timeline.


Relapse Prevention

We strive to minimize the frequency, impact, and duration of a relapse. We are realists. Relapse may happen. What matters most is how clients respond to that relapse. Thus, clients learn their warning signs and develop a personalized relapse prevention plan while knowing they are supported no matter what happens.



Those who complete treatment through this phase have higher rates of success. May include periodic individual or family sessions and drug/alcohol screening.

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Take our Alcohol Moderation Assessment

Your score reflects your likelihood of being able to successfully practice alcohol moderation. If you scored more than 3 points, you may have a substance use disorder. It is strongly advised that you reach out to a professional for help.

< 0 Points:  Good chance of practicing alcohol moderation

1-5 Points: Fair chance of successful moderation

6-10 Points: Poor chance of practicing alcohol moderation

>11 Points: Unlikely to be able to successfully moderate alcohol use

Your answers are not saved and do not get sent to anyone.

Do I have more than two drinks a day for men/one for women?

Has my alcohol use been increasing?

When I drink do I have a hard time stopping?

Do I have any medical issues?

Am I taking any medication?

Have there been repeated consequences from my alcohol use?

Have I experienced trauma or have a PTSD diagnosis?

Am using alcohol to change my mood?

Has my alcohol use negatively affected my loved ones?

Do I have any mental health concerns?

Do I use any other non-prescribed mood altering substances?

Do I have any legal, probationary, or work issues?

Was I raised in a heavy drinking environment?

Have I had withdrawals from drinking?

Do I have elevated liver enzymes?

Have I experienced blackouts?

Was my first drink before age 15?

Will I review my alcohol use with my support system?

Do I have alcohol-free outlets or hobbies?

Am I willing to go through a period of abstinence?

Insight Into Action Therapy

Whether you or a loved one is struggling with substance use disorder, getting help is vital. Addiction is a disease. So, like any disease, it requires professional attention so individuals can heal properly. Ignoring substance use will only worsen issues at home, work, and relationships. 

Insight Into Action Therapy also maintains a network of referral resources, including detox, intensive outpatient programs, sober living, and residential facilities, to provide the best results from the dual diagnosis treatment center Virginia. So reach out today at 703.935.8544 and explore the services we provide.