What is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis, also referred to as co-occurring disorders and co-morbid disorders, is when an individual suffers from a substance use disorder coupled with a mental health disorder or behavioral health condition. Co-occurring disorders are common in addiction treatment, as about half of individuals struggling with substance abuse also struggle with mental health concerns. The good news is that you can receive treatment for both conditions at our dual-diagnosis treatment center in Los Angeles.

The link between mental health disorders and substance abuse problems

Mental health and substance abuse often go hand in hand. People who suffer from mental health conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and other mental disorders may self-medicate with addictive substances to cope with their emotions. In addition, people with a family history of mental illnesses are more likely to develop an addiction. Dual-diagnosis rehab is important because treatment centers help individuals identify the underlying causes of their co-occurring disorders to determine the best course of action for recovery.

When an individual suffers from both a mental health disorder and a substance abuse problem, both illnesses interact with each other and form a cruel cycle of dependency. It can also lead to relapse and an inability to manage the symptoms of either illness, especially when they occur at the same time. Dual-diagnosis treatment from addiction and mental health treatment centers helps break this cycle by addressing all aspects of a patient’s health. This is why it’s important to treat both illnesses simultaneously.

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Los Angeles

Dual diagnosis treatment at our mental health treatment center is offered to those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction and a co-occurring disorder. Our dual-diagnosis treatment programs take an integrated treatment approach to thoroughly address and rectify both addiction and mental health issues simultaneously.

Our dual-diagnosis treatment centers combine traditional addiction treatment with psychiatric care and psychological counseling to provide the most effective treatment for co-occurring disorders. All treatment services are individualized and tailored to the needs of each person to provide comprehensive care. Treating co-occurring disorders may include a combination of medication management, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, peer support groups, relapse prevention workshops, and other evidence-based drug abuse and dual disorder treatments.

For those who struggle with a moderate to severe substance use disorder and mental health condition, medical detox may be a necessary first step when arriving at our treatment center in Los Angeles. During the detox and withdrawal process, psychotherapeutic medications may be administered to help with the physical symptoms of withdrawal.

At our addiction treatment center in Los Angeles, we provide comprehensive treatment to adults and young adults struggling with co-occurring disorders. We understand the complexities of addiction and mental illness, and strive to provide a safe environment with compassionate care alongside a greater understanding of the root cause of addiction to help individuals create a fulfilling life that supports sustained recovery from addiction and mental illness. With appropriate medical care and support, anyone can safely and successfully find lasting recovery from addiction and mental health disorders.

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The Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual-diagnosis treatment helps people struggling with mental health and addiction. Our dual diagnosis inpatient treatment Los Angeles can provide several benefits, including:

  • A comprehensive treatment plan tailored to meet an individual’s specific needs.
  • Improved mental health, physical health, and overall quality of life.
  • An integrated approach to managing both mental health and substance use issues.
  • Increased understanding of the root causes of substance abuse and mental health issues.
  • The ability to develop new, healthier coping mechanisms and life skills.
  • Improved relationships with family members, friends, and loved ones.
  • Reduced risk of relapse triggers due to more efficient recovery techniques to prevent future relapses.
  • Improved communication, interpersonal skills, and overall emotional wellness.

Dual-diagnosis treatment is a critical aspect of addiction recovery, and it’s essential that those struggling with both mental health disorders and addiction get the help they need. At Gloria Detox and Rehab Center, we provide comprehensive care to truly support recovery and cater to each person’s unique needs and recovery goals.

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How Can I Tell if I Have a Dual Diagnosis Disorder?

It can be difficult to identify a dual diagnosis because symptoms vary from person to person. Generally, those who have a dual diagnosis experience psychiatric disorders or mental issues simultaneously with alcohol or drug use. Signs of a dual diagnosis include the following:

  • Feeling more relaxed or relieved after using drugs or alcohol
  • Struggling to remain sober without a mental health condition worsening
  • Negative thoughts or feelings that worsen when not using drugs or alcohol
  • Trouble functioning in social and work environments
  • Loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Experiencing psychological distress when trying to abstain from drugs or alcohol

To get an accurate diagnosis, it’s important to speak with a qualified mental health professional or addiction treatment specialist. That said, you don’t need to be a medical professional to know you have a drug problem and/or are experiencing mental health issues.

What Types of Mental Health Disorders Do You Treat?

At our dual-diagnosis treatment center in Los Angeles, we understand the importance of properly addressing a mental illness that co-occurs with a substance use disorder. Our clinical team is experienced in treating a wide range of behavioral and psychiatric issues, such as:

If you or a loved one are dealing with extreme mood swings, bouts of hopelessness, suicidal thoughts, flashbacks to traumatic memories, or difficulty managing anger or other mental health symptoms, know that this is not the way to live. Help is available, and our team is here to provide the comprehensive care needed for successful recovery.

To learn more about our treatment services and how we can help you or your loved one, contact us today at Gloria Detox and Rehab Center. An experienced staff member will be happy to answer any questions and discuss available treatment options.

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Gloria Detox & Rehab Center

Overcome the negative effects of common mental health issues and drug and alcohol dependence with our co-occurring disorder services

Effective 7-Day Detox & 30-Day

Our substance abuse recovery programs offer an effective 7-day or 30-day detox to remove drug, alcohol, and associated toxins from your body under the medical supervision of our expert treatment specialists.

Nutritional Support

A healthy, well-balanced diet is a simple way to enhance the recovery process. Our gourmet chef and his team are skilled at preparing nutritious and delicious meals that serve you in recovery, cater to special diets, and nourish and support your body and mind during treatment.

Evidence-Based Therapies

We provide a combination of evidence-based behavioral and cognitive therapies and holistic treatment modalities to address your unique behavioral, mental, and psychological challenges, including individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy sessions.

Opportunities For Fun While You Heal

Our Los Angeles treatment center is filled with opportunities to have fun while you heal. While at our drug rehab, you will have access to a swimming pool, a spacious backyard, a pool table, and much more to keep you entertained and smiling during each phase of treatment!

Sponsor System

Our sponsor system is designed to connect you with one of our previous patients who has fully healed and transformed themselves through our treatment programs. Your sponsor will be there to support you every step of the way on your recovery journey.

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Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment in Los Angeles for Long-Term Recovery From Addiction & Other Mental Health Issues

Take the first step toward drug addiction recovery by contacting our drug and alcohol rehab in Los Angeles, CA – (818) 659-9444. With the right care, you or your loved one can safely and effectively navigate the challenges of drug addiction and associated mental health disorders and achieve sustainable recovery.

Our inpatient dual diagnosis treatment center accepts most health insurance plans. A professional treatment provider on our team is available to work with your insurance provider to assist you in navigating your insurance coverage to minimize any out-of-pocket expenses. If you don’t have insurance coverage, we can help you learn what treatment options are available to you or your loved one.