A Substance abuse disorder is rarely limited to addiction itself. Many people struggling with drug or alcohol addiction also suffer from unresolved trauma and mental health disorders. Treating addiction without attending to corresponding mental-emotional distress is like trying to use play-doh for a heart transplant. It’s wholly ineffective. Dual diagnosis treatment recognizes the relationship between addiction and mental health disorders and can effectively treat both leading to significantly improved chances of long-term success in addiction recovery.
At Oceanfront Recovery, we pride ourselves on integrating dual diagnosis treatment into individualized addiction treatment programs that utilize evidence-based techniques. To learn more about dual diagnosis treatment at Oceanfront Recovery, contact us at (877) 296-7477.
An Introduction to Dual Diagnosis Treatment
For most people, addiction is not an isolated occurrence but rather the symptom of and counterpart to other mental health issues. Professionals trained in dual diagnosis treatment can assess the root causes and related issues and then offer techniques and strategies that target both the addiction and the underlying disorders that affect and exacerbate addiction.
People with a dual diagnosis often experience denial and may be included to ignore medical advice and treatment because mental disorders alter their perceptions and perspectives. Additionally, a person experiencing significant mental distress may turn to drugs and alcohol because nothing else alleviates the symptoms. Dual diagnosis therapy can treat these issues in conjunction allowing for true recovery.
Dual diagnosis treatments can include medical support, prescription medication, psycho-social interventions, and a variety of therapy techniques, including 12-step programs, psychotherapy, family therapy, residential programs, ongoing outpatient treatment, educational and vocational support, and more.
The Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment
For individuals experiencing mental health disorders in addition to a drug or alcohol addiction, dual diagnosis can have numerous benefits, including:
- Receiving a full psychiatric assessment
- Learning how to recognize triggers
- Learning how to cope with triggers in a healthy manner
- Gaining an understanding of the root causes of addiction
- Gaining an understanding of the nature and qualities of your condition
- Receiving comprehensive mind and body treatment
- Learning how to plan for the future
- Socializing practice and support
- Working through trauma in a safe space
- Learning to change thought processes
- Knowing you’re not alone
- Experiencing focused care that untangles overlapping symptoms
In addition to these benefits, Dual diagnosis treatment is an investment in the healthy future you deserve. A dual diagnosis treatment program is a holistic approach to gaining a renewed sense of self, healing addiction, and addressing the intertwined realities of living with a mental health disorder.
Further, a dual-diagnosis treatment program helps you know that you’re not alone and that healing is possible. It can expedite treatment and enhance the success of addiction recovery efforts. A greater understanding of your condition can help make it manageable, and peer support groups can create a sense of community where you can talk with others who understand the nature of what you’re going through and camaraderie as you navigate tumultuous waters and the path of recovery together.
Experience the Dual Diagnosis Treatment Difference at Oceanfront Recovery
At Oceanfront Recovery, we have extensive experience, including dual diagnosis therapy in our individualized addiction treatment programs. Through comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment, we empower our clients to take control of their lives. From inpatient to residential to outpatient addiction support, we can integrate dual diagnosis therapy into any program to help aid recovery. Know that you don’t have to suffer alone, and recovery is possible.
We offer dual-diagnosis treatment in a boutique facility where we treat clients with sensitivity and care in an intimate, serene, and comfortable setting two blocks from the Pacific Ocean in Laguna Beach, CA. To learn more, contact us at (877) 296-7477.