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Dual Diagnosis 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 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 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.

What are Common Conditions Associated With a Dual Diagnosis?

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

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.

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

  • EAnxiety
  • EAttention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • EBipolar Disorder
  • EDepression
  • EPersonality Disorders
  • EBorderline Personality
  • ETrauma

Addiction Treatment

At True 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.