Dual diagnosis (or co-occurring) disorders
Dual diagnosis (or co-occurring) disorders refer to a person who struggles with both substance abuse and a mental health disorder, such as anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder.
Challenges of dual diagnosis disorders
Dual diagnosis disorders are particularly challenging to treat. Often times, people struggling with substance abuse have one or more undiagnosed mental health issues. Until these mental health issues are treated, users will likely continue to self-medicate their symptoms with drugs or alcohol, even if they’ve gone through drug and alcohol treatment.
Similarly, if people undergoing mental health treatment continue to abuse drugs and alcohol, they will be unable to manage the symptoms or address the underlying causes of their mental health issues.
Dual diagnosis disorders treatment
It’s important that individuals who struggle with both drug and alcohol abuse and mental health issues seek treatment at a facility that specializes in treating dual diagnosis disorders.
We specialize in the treatment of dual diagnosis disorders. Upon admission, clients will undergo a thorough review of their substance abuse and mental health history to determine the best course of treatment. Our dual diagnosis treatment track treats both substance abuse and mental health issues concurrently, and we aim to educate our clients on how to best manage the symptoms of both of their disorders.
Dual diagnosis treatment includes individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, psychiatric care and medication management. We work with our clients to determine the best course of treatment to manage their symptoms, from a medical, psychological and physical perspective.
Mission Viejo Executive Recovery Home
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