Dual-Diagnosis Rehab and Addiction Treatment

When a person has an addiction to legal or illegal drugs, they will generally seek to overcome their need for the substance at an addiction treatment center, like True Recovery in Orange County.

Dealing with alcohol and drug addiction is already difficult, but this condition can be even more overwhelming when it occurs alongside one or more mental disorders. Unfortunately, many individuals with substance addictions also suffer from mental illnesses.

What is Dual Diagnosis?

When a person has both an addiction to drugs or alcohol and a mental disorder, it is called a dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders.

True Recovery has a developed a unique approach to dual diagnosis treatment which combines medical, social, spiritual, and psychological care to ensure the greatest possibility of success at our dual diagnosis treatment center in Orange County, California.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

True Recovery in Orange County, CA is a dual diagnosis treatment center and rehabilitation center licensed by the Department of Health Care Services.

Dual-diagnosis treatment facilities allow people to get the help that they need, and at True Recovery, you can find a dual-diagnosis rehab program to help you get your life back on track.

True Recovery’s dual diagnosis programs can help individuals who are experiencing the complex manifestation of multiple co-occurring disorders while combating addiction.

Dual diagnosis treatment facilities like True Recovery are not only aimed at addressing substance abuse, but also the underlying psychiatric diagnosis as well. Co-occurring disorders can range from mild to severe depending upon the drug being used, the mental illness, and the length of the problem.

What Are Common Conditions Associated With a Dual-Diagnosis?

Certain mental health issues are more commonly associated with a dual-diagnosis than others.'

Some of the common mental disorders that occur with substance abuse include:

  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Borderline personality
  • Trauma

Some of the common mental disorders that occur with substance abuse include anxiety, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder, and depression.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is yet another condition that commonly occurs alongside addiction, as does post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders and panic disorder.

In addition, certain substance addictions commonly occur with mental illnesses, including alcohol, amphetamine, and cocaine addiction. Hallucinogen, heroin, and methamphetamine addictions are also common in dual-diagnosis situations.

A table showing the overlap of dual diagnosis patients

Why Is Dual-Diagnosis Treatment Necessary?

When a person has a dual-diagnosis, either substance abuse led to a mental illness or the mental illness developed first, with substance abuse beginning as a form of self-medication.

In either situation, one problem can greatly exacerbate the symptoms of the other.

As a result, a person who has co-occurring disorders cannot put off the treatment of their drug addiction while seeking treatment for their mental illness, nor can they postpone treatment of their illness until after completing drug rehab if they desire a successful recovery.

This is where dual-diagnosis addiction treatment programs come in. True Recovery specializes in Dual Diagnosis and is a premier Orange County Treatment Center.

What to Expect of a Dual-Diagnosis Addiction Treatment Programs

Effective dual-diagnosis addiction treatment programs will be staffed by professionals who are experienced in treating a wide range of mental health issues.

Before signing on with a program, one should verify that the facility is experienced with the specific mental health issue that they are suffering from.

A program for the treatment of a dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorder should also have the ability to educate clients on their conditions and on how mental illnesses and drugs interact.

In addition, dual-diagnosis treatment facilities should also provide addiction counseling that is specific to their co-occurring disorders.

Successful programs must also provide their clients with tools that can aid them on their road to addiction recovery as well as help them cope with future challenges they may encounter.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Orange County

At True Recovery in Orange County, individualized dual-diagnosis treatment services are a part of our addiction treatment program.

With our extended-care dual-diagnosis program, we provide our clients with individualized care that speaks not only to their specific co-occurring condition but to their personal experience as well.

We work closely with our clients while they are undergoing treatment to customize a plan that will help them discover their interests and passions. Together, we work to build up their life skills based on these interests and help them establish goals.

This strategy is helpful in reducing the risk of future substance abuse and building the coping skills needed for a successful recovery, whether this is one's first time seeking treatment or they've relapsed in the past.

Find out more about our dual-diagnosis rehab: Fill out our contact form or call our admissions counselors directly, 24 hours a day, at (866) 399-6528.

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