IN THIS GUIDE
- Northeast Treatment Center, Rockford Center, and 4 other treatment centers. (View All)
- Each rehab in our list has: (a) The Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission or a CARF accreditation for addiction services, (b) Composite online review score of 2.5/5 stars or better (our grading system explained), (c) Robust programs that effectively treat dual diagnosis disorders.
- Looking for a particular level of care? Read our rankings of the best drug rehab centers in Delaware.
Top Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers
Brandywine Counseling & Community Services
302-656-2348 | Visit Website
2713 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware 19805
Brandywine provides substance abuse treatment and co-occurring mental health treatment to Delaware residents aged 18 or older. They accept both insured and self-pay clients and they have several locations across Delaware. Treatment services include individual, group, and family therapy as well as medication and case management. They also work with clients to develop an aftercare plan once treatment has been completed.
What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and depression and anxiety.
Levels of Care: IOP, OP
Online Reviews: B+
Accreditations: Joint Commission
Editorial Note: Brandywine also provides a Perinatal Program for women who are pregnant or are parenting.
Northeast Treatment Center
302-691-0140 | Visit Website
3315 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, Delaware 19808
Northeast Treatment Center works with their clients to create individualized and effective plans as well as continue to provide them support once that program has ended. Clients have access to medication assistance if they need it, and their programs may also include peer support, individual therapy, life skills training, 12-step meetings, and various group therapies. Northeast Treatment Center also offers mental health only services, child welfare services, and specialized programs for those with legal complications or who have been released from jail and struggle with dual diagnosis substance abuse and mental illness.
What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety and depression.
Levels of Care: Medical Detox, Outpatient, IOP, Residential Treatment
Online Reviews: B
Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center
302-994-2511 | Visit Website
1601 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, Delaware 19805
The VA Medical Center in Wilmington provides dual diagnosis treatment to veterans who are struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders. Because it is also a full-service medical center, clients will have access to medical healthcare services alongside individual therapy, group therapy, medication assistance and management, pain management, and case management. Groups discuss topics such as healthy and positive relationships, anger management, and self-harm.
What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, OCD, and schizophrenia.
Levels of Care: Outpatient Detox, Outpatient, Residential
Connections CSP provides dual diagnosis treatment to their clients in a comfortable, home-like setting to ensure that clients feel safe while undergoing treatment. Treatment may also include family-based programs, medication management, employment services, and more depending on their needs. Group therapies are often used to discuss things like life transitions, grief or loss, domestic violence, and problems with the family unit. They also provide telehealth services for those who feel more comfortable with online therapy.
What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Levels of Care: Residential, Outpatient, Sober Living
Dover Behavioral Health
855-609-9711 | Visit Website
404 S Bedford Street, Georgetown, Delaware 19947
Dover Behavioral Health prioritizes client comfort and confidentiality during their time in dual diagnosis treatment. They work with clients of all ages, from 9 years old and up, and they provide age-specific programs so clients are working alongside peers of similar ages and struggles. Though each program is individualized based on the specific needs of each client, programs might include medication management, academic help, psychoeducational groups, skills training, family sessions, art therapy, music therapy, and comprehensive aftercare planning. Residential clients will have access to semi-private living spaces, while outpatient clients may participate in relapse prevention groups and 12-step meetings.
What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and depression and anxiety.
Levels of Care: Inpatient Detox, Inpatient Treatment, PHP, IOP, MAT
Each program offered at Rockford Center is trauma-informed and ethical above everything else. The staff is trained to provide effective, thorough, but responsive therapies so clients are able to get the help that they need quickly. Dual diagnosis treatment programs are broken up by age. Specific plans and treatments are provided to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults separately to ensure they are receiving the most specific therapies possible. Children have access to mostly psychiatric services such as educational services, art therapy, and family therapy sessions. Adolescent care provides medical stabilization when necessary as well as daily group therapies, skills training, expressive therapies, yoga, and academic services. Adult clients over the age of 18 can receive more specialized detoxification services. They may also be provided with medication-assisted therapy, 12-step programs, and relapse prevention techniques. Regardless of age, each client will work with their clinician and other members of their treatment team to determine which therapies will work best.
What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse, anxiety, and depression, as well as a psychiatric-only program.
Levels of Care: Inpatient Treatment, PHP, IOP
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Delaware Addiction Resources
Additional Resources For Finding Help in Delaware:
- Delaware Guidance Services: 1-800-969-4357
- Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
- Read our actionable guide to finding the top drug rehab centers.
- Find out why Joint Commission Accreditation matters.
- Learn about the importance of CARF Accreditation.
Overdose Prevention Resources
- In the event of a suspected overdose call 911 and monitor the individual until paramedics arrive.
- NEXT Distro – Delaware: A national overdose prevention organization, their website provides links and resources for naloxone training and places to get naloxone in Delaware.
- Help Is Here Delaware: A community organization, they provide information about naloxone and where you can get naloxone in Delaware.
- Delaware Overdose Survival Education (DOSE): This is a naloxone education and training program that offers classes to residents of Delaware.
Addiction Recovery Support Meetings
- Alcoholics Anonymous – List of AA meetings in Delaware.
- Alcoholics Anonymous of Northern Delaware – Provides meeting times and locations for people struggling with alcohol addiction in the Northern Delaware region.
- Alcoholics Anonymous of Southern Delaware – Provides a list of meeting locations and times for individuals in the Sussex, County area as well as various resources.
- Alcoholics Anonymous of Central Delaware – List of meetings and resources for individuals in central Delaware.
- Narcotics Anonymous – The Narcotics Anonymous World Services website features a full list of NA meetings in the state.
- Crystal Meth Anonymous – Find CMA meetings all over Delaware.
- Cocaine Anonymous – List of CA meetings in the state of Delaware.
- Al-Anon Delaware – For family members, friends, and loved ones of individuals who struggle with substance abuse or alcohol addiction, Al-Anon provides meeting times and locations as well as resources.
Delaware Dual Diagnosis FAQ
- What are the admissions criteria for dual diagnosis treatment centers in Delaware?
Though the admission criteria for each treatment center may vary depending on their specialties and services offered, in general, a client will need to be struggling from both a substance use disorder and some form of mental illness. Different treatment centers may accept certain age groups or genders, so it is important to contact a center and find out their specific admission criteria. Most places also offer free initial assessments to help determine if they have the ability to offer you some kind of treatment program.
- What are the benefits of a dual diagnosis treatment center in Delaware?
For most people who are struggling with a substance abuse disorder, there is either an underlying cause (such as mental illness), or there is some kind of mental health condition that has been exacerbated due to drug or alcohol use. A dual diagnosis treatment center is equipped with trained professionals and services to address these conditions effectively at the same time. When this happens, clients are better equipped with the skills and coping mechanisms necessary to remain sober long-term.
- How long will I be in treatment?
The length of treatment also varies depending on which program a client is enrolled in. Residential treatment can range from 30 days to a year or more, and outpatient care can go on for as long as the client needs. In most cases, the length of stay will be determined between the client and their treatment team.