Treatment Center for Addiction and Mental Health Disorders in Southern California

Addiction and mental illness often occur together, which means treatment should be structured to address both as well. Dual diagnosis treatment is essential to successful drug addiction recovery for many individuals embarking on the path to wellness. After all, mental health treatment can help address underlying issues that may have even existed before active drug addiction.

Navigating a successful substance use disorder treatment program in one of our addiction treatment centers encompasses knowing what a dual diagnosis is. Moreover, dual diagnosis rehab can educate you on why it’s essential to address both the addiction in question and any underlying mental illness. Dual diagnosis rehab isn’t an easy road, but it’s worth it to claim your victory over addiction and help with an existing mental health disorder.

Ranch Creek Recovery is a treatment center in California that can help. We offer dual diagnosis treatment for common co-occurring disorders. Contact us today and get help.

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What Is a Dual Diagnosis?

The term dual diagnosis disorder (also known as a co-occurring disorder) refers to an individual with one or more substance use conditions as well as one or more mental illnesses such as anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Over the years, research at dual diagnosis treatment centers has shown that substance abuse and mental health tend to go hand in hand. As such, treatment must be structured to address both to be successful long-term. Those receiving substance abuse treatment may find it more challenging to get through a program without also addressing their mental health issues.

An example of a dual diagnosis disorder is an individual addicted to alcohol who also has depression, or an individual dependent on painkillers who also has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

In both cases, the substance abuse disorder becomes intertwined with a person’s mental health disorder, and they reinforce each other, leading to a worsening of both disorders. Often, those dealing with co-occurring disorders end up relying on substances to ease the pain of their mental illness. It becomes a vicious cycle that’s hard to resolve.

What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

When dealing with both addiction and mental illness, it’s imperative to deal with each condition both individually and in terms of the way each impacts the other. And in order to treat one, you also need to treat the other. When engaging in dual diagnosis treatment, it’s essential to realize that addiction and mental illness can form a self-perpetuating cycle.

Dual diagnosis treatment programs not only treat both the addiction and the mental health issues but also help individuals in recovery understand the relationship between the two. This aids in recognizing triggers in the future and paying attention to possible relapses in recovery because of one or the other. Addiction treatment that considers co-occurring disorders can be complex because of the medical challenges involved in balancing mental health issues.

Drug abuse can lead to exacerbated co-occurring mental health challenges such as generalized anxiety disorder or depression, which can lead to using drugs or alcohol as a form of self-medication, and so on. Ranch Creek Recovery’s holistic dual diagnosis treatment centers offer patients personalized treatment plans to get them on the road to recovery sooner.

Client Reviews

Ranch Creek Recovery
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M HonM Hon
00:26 19 Jan 24
Staff: 4.5/5Owner, Director, therapists, nurses, counselors, and support staff are all really great. I had no issues with anyone in particular. They are all there to help you however they can. I found that everyone advocated for my well being, were available when I needed them, and did their best to support me, check in on me, and make sure I was happy and comfortable.(why not 5/5? They have had a bunch of turnover and need to update their website with their newer staff members and qualifications. Additionally the Doctors they partner with were not as thorough as I would have wanted, and were kind of pushy with medications)Program: 4/5Small groups for the win! You get a lot of attention if you need it. This is a Holistic approach rehab. They do not focus on any 12 step programs. You have daily classes with different counselors, focusing on the science behind addiction, anger management, talk therapy, art therapy, equine therapy, nutrition, and much more. You have one-on-one sessions twice a week with a Licensed Therapist, and you have access to a gym daily, with a yoga instructor and trainer coming a few times a week. You also have a docent that comes once a week to do sound therapy, and you can learn techniques such as tapping. They have 2 doctors on staff you will have Zoom appointments with, and someone is always present to distribute morning, afternoon, and bedtime medication. You can also always grab whomever is on-call to talk through any issues or questions you have.(why not 5/5? Overall I found that there was too much down-time. I got bored and restless with that much free time and I craved more structure. Additionally I thought that the family Zoom sessions could have served as a stronger resource for loved ones)Location: 4/5Murrieta is a quiet, tranquil area, with mountain views, a lot of farmland, and very little public noise to distract you. When you do leave the house, you get to visit a small farm that is very close by to interact with horses and goats, etc. You also have an outing on Saturdays for a few hours that allows you as a group to get out of the house. The immediate area has all the basic stores and activities you would want, like target/walmart/grocery/7-11/etc as well as mini golf, bowling... You do need to decide as a group where you want to go because you have 1 chaperone and need to stay together at all times.(why not 5/5? There are 2 different houses located about 10 minutes away from each other. The Bass house advertised on the website is much nicer and larger than the Doreen house. During my time the clients staying at the Doreen house were shuttled over to the Bass house for our daily classes and sessions, not being able to utilize their own kitchen, rooms, and bathrooms during the day. I was also told by clients that the Doreen house was not as nice as the Bass House)Amenities: 4/5Pool - (I was there in the winter, so it was not heated and basically unusable, however, I did do some cold plunges just for the shock)Hot tub - available once a week on Friday eveningsYard - Large Grass Backyard and cement patio with tables and chairsGym - Available daily. TV for movies or music. Free weights, yoga mats, and a few outdated cardio machines that mostly worked.Kitchen - Large kitchen, multiple Fridges/Freezers, Huge pantry for preparing anything you want, ovens, microwave, toasters, dishwasher, outdoor gas grill, etc...Pool table, ping pong table, arts and crafts table, outdoor TV, Indoor TV, Computer, land-line house phone.Comfortable rooms and bathrooms with laundry access, and provided bedding and towels.(why not 5/5? I was disappointed that it wasn't clear that the pool and hot tub didn't have daily access as advertised, and that the gym was more outdated than described/pictured. They also could make some very inexpensive recreation investments like a basketball for their outdoor hoop, soccer ball, frisbees, croquet set, bocce, etc for their giant lawn to be used during the extensive downtime)
Dorothy SmithDorothy Smith
00:29 12 Aug 22
Ranch Creek Recovery is the best way to start your new healthy way of life. This program actually saved my life and my sanity. Their Holistic approach was amazing and I learned so much from my counselors and Dr. Dena. With only a limited number of participants in the house at one time, you are guaranteed the one on one time, as well as the group counseling they offer in a safe and comfortable setting. They make you aware that they truly care and are there to support you , listen to you, and most important to teach you. Teach you information about triggers, cognitive behavior and how to stay sober. They include therapy through others means such as Yoga, Meditation, working with Horses and even Physical Training. Ranch Creek makes sure when you leave you are good, Mind, Body and Soul. They have an excellent Intensive Outpatient Program (10) weeks that helps navigate your way back into life. A year ago (received my one year chip June 8, 2022) I was lost and a raging out of control alcoholic. I can proudly say today that I am not. I will always be an alcoholic with an addictive personality. But now I have tools, personal contacts and the faith in myself that I have never had before in my 9 years searching for sobriety. I often reflect back on my time at the Bass house. I am probably one of the few that actually stayed 60 days because I had so much to learn. My insurance did not cover all of the last days, but it was worth it to me, so I stayed. I am so grateful to so many of the staff, Jimmie, Christine, Jonathon, Dr. Dena and countless extended staff to name a few, because there were more. I would not be here to tell you it works, because without the treatment and the help I received, I alive today to tell my journey. If you are ready to face the truth, please give them a call. I promise if you are committed, you will never be the same as when you walked in. Thank you Ranch Creek Recovery.
Martha BlackMartha Black
18:45 25 Jan 22
Also known as Angelica, I couldn’t recommend this place more . This treatment center really helped me get what I have always wished for , Peace with my past , healing , restoration . Ranch Creek Recovery’s program was such a tremendous blessing, life changing experience for me and my family. This week I celebrate 9years of living life in recovery, sobriety. Thank you RCR for saving my life .
00:59 03 Nov 21
I had long term sobriety and was under a lot of stress from my professional position. I began to use cannabis recreationally and soon became dependent. I sought recovery, because I could not stop using cannabis on my own. It was causing issues with my family and in my professional life. I signed up with Rancho Creek Recovery, through my insurance. I attended the pm IOP zoom sessions with Lorri. Her group sessions and the materials she provided, helped me to get off of cannabis. Lorri was a big help in giving me strategies to stay sober and to manage the cravings and ways to deal with my work stress. I would strongly recommend Rancho Creek Recovery's outpatient program and the pm IOP zoom sessions with Lorri. She was a great professional to work with.
Courtney FergusonCourtney Ferguson
19:04 01 Aug 21
I've had a few stints with rehab and none even skinned the surface of what I learned here. Located on a beautiful property in the foothills of Murrieta, with in house groups led by instructors that break it down so in depth. My perspective had a total shift and I can honestly say I owe my life and the promise of a new future to this facility and it's faculty. If you're willing to do the work this is the place to get into your core issues and help you recover from the lifestyle and vices that one is addicted to. I recommend this place to anyone who wants something different from life. DBT, CBT, recovery education, family therapy are just a few of the groups and The program director and Clinical director hand picked a team that is progressive, informed, patient, caring and passionate about what they do. I encourage anyone who's seeking treatment to look into this program I first hand watched others and had my life transformed.
David KlentDavid Klent
09:17 16 Jul 15
Coming to Ranch Creek Recovery, I had been through three different inpatient chemical treatment facilities in CA. I was feeling lost and somewhat hopeless. The serene setting gave me peace and I began healing. The counselors were very inspiring and helped me grow in ways I haven’t experienced in years. I began to see the bigger picture that a life in sobriety can give you. Although I am somewhat scared to leave the comfort and security that Ranch Creek Recovery and staff has brought me, I am also excited to share my growth with my family and to start my new life. Thank you RCR!

Navigating Payment and Insurance

We accept various insurance plans, including Aetna, Anthem BlueCross, Cigna, and more. Our team will help you verify your coverage and understand your out-of-pocket costs, making the financial aspect of treatment as stress-free as possible. We are committed to helping you access the care you need in our substance abuse inpatient programs.

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How Do You Treat a Dual Diagnosis?

One of the best ways to deal with co-occurring disorders is through a multifaceted approach. This means supporting the mind, body and spirit connection and taking advantage of every possible resource to help an individual sustain recovery.

Treatment should incorporate holistic methods as well as proven medical best practices and medication assisted treatment to give someone recovering from addiction and struggling with mental health issues an increased chance of success.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Is Holistic Treatment

Holistic components of dual diagnosis treatment include encouraging individuals to take care of their bodies through physical movement, such as stretching or yoga. Meditation might also be incorporated into an addiction treatment program to help calm an anxious mind.

This is one of the reasons recovery programs are so individualized. What works for some may not for others, while the holistic aspects of recovery might be just what someone with an agitated mind might need to address their co-occurring disorders.

Integrated Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders

It’s been proven in recent studies that integrating treatment for both substance abuse and mental health while in a rehab program lowers the relapse rate and therefore is a more effective approach. In keeping with our holistic philosophy, the Ranch Creek dual diagnosis treatment program treats the entire person, not just the addiction or just the mental health issue.

Common Mental Health Conditions We Are Experienced in Treating:

While there are many mental health issues that affect those struggling with addiction, some of the most common include:

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A Serene Setting for Healing From Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

Nestled in the hills of Southern California, our dual diagnosis treatment center is fully staffed with both psychologists and counselors who have over 20 years experience and are able to diagnose and treat mental health disorders along with substance abuse disorders.

That’s why Ranch Creek is considered one of the top dual diagnosis treatment centers in California. We understand the nature of treating co-occurring disorders and have had significant success in getting those dealing with them on the road to successful recovery.

Treatment for co-occurring mental disorders and substance abuse is no simple checkup. Setting and environment of a dual diagnosis treatment center play important roles in creating a situation conducive to the self-reflection and serenity required to most effectively achieve sobriety and mental health.

What to Expect With Dual Diagnosis Treatment at Ranch Creek Recovery

Dual diagnosis cases are a challenge for medical professionals because one problem is likely to cover up the other. However, a holistic approach to addiction treatment can help identify and treat both problems simultaneously.

As MedlinePlus reports, the most common examples of dual diagnosis involve substance abuse combined with depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, the two can affect each other and can make each other worse.

Will Insurance Cover Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment?

The question of insurance coverage for dual diagnosis treatment depends on the stipulations of the policy. However, when mental health issues are a factor, insurance companies are sometimes more likely to help cover the cost of treatment than they are when addiction is the sole consideration.

Those struggling with co-occurring disorders and interested in seeking treatment should check with their insurance providers to determine the extent of any coverage offered. This is also something that the team at Ranch Creek Recovery in Riverside County, CA, can help with.

If you’ve been dealing with mental illnesses that are fueling your addiction and you’re finally ready to get the help you deserve, we can help you review your insurance information to determine if you’re covered for the treatment you need.

Why Choose Ranch Creek Recovery in Riverside County, CA?

Each of our clients receives a full assessment, participating with our experts to evaluate which activities and therapeutic methods will benefit them the most. Co-occurring disorders may require more than one type of treatment.

Following that, each patient will receive a personalized treatment plan based on their unique desires and needs. This individualized approach is one of the things that sets Ranch Creek apart and remains our calling card.

Once your co occurring disorder treatment begins, we’ll begin to introduce other holistic and experiential therapies, including some of the following:

  • Cognitive therapy classes
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Rational emotive behavior therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Daily individual sessions
  • Psychological evaluations

We’ve found that combining traditional therapies such as those listed above with holistic therapies such as garden therapy, equine-assisted therapy and yoga therapy allows our patients to get the most comprehensive treatment program to treat addiction and mental health conditions together.

Contact Our Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center in California

At Ranch Creek Recovery, we offer expert care for our clients and are capable of treating most mental health conditions along with substance use disorder.

For more information on dual diagnosis or drug and alcohol addiction treatment, contact our Admissions Team today or call (877) 293-8607 for a free, confidential assessment!