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 health conditions. Over the years, research at dual diagnosis treatment centers have shown that substance abuse and mental health tend to go hand in hand.
An example of co-occurring disorders is an individual addicted to alcohol who also has depression, or an individual dependent on painkillers who also has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The two disorders become intertwined and reinforce each other, leading to a worsening of both disorders.
And in order to treat one, you also need to treat the other.
I realized my mental health was the #1 priority. My (substance) use was just the top of the iceberg. I learned to let go of so much more. I went through a divorce, lost my home and family while being here and nevertheless, I came out on top. Thank you to the (RCR) team.” – Santiago
Dual Diagnosis Treatment Is Holistic Treatment
When engaging in dual diagnosis treatment, it’s essential to realize that addiction and mental illness can form a self-perpetuating cycle. Drug use can lead to exacerbated co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression, which can lead to using drugs or alcohol as a form a self-medication, and so on.
It is 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, and not just the addiction or just the mental health issue.
Common Mental Health Conditions We Are Experienced In Treating:
A Serene Setting For Healing From Addiction & Mental Health Disorders
Nestled in the hills of Southern California, our luxury private drug and alcohol treatment program 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 the substance abuse disorders. That’s why we’re considered one of the top dual diagnosis treatment centers in California.
Treatment for mental health disorders, and drug and alcohol rehab both, are no simple “check-ups.” Setting and environment play important roles in creating a situation conducive to the self-reflection and serenity which are required to most effectively engender 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 Medline Plus reports that the most common examples of dual diagnosis involve substance abuse combined with depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Unfortunately, the two can affect each other and can make the other worse.
Why Choose Ranch Creek Recovery in Orange 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.
Following that, each patient will receive a personalized treatment plan based on his or her unique desires and needs. This individualized approach is one of the things that sets Ranch Creek apart and remains our calling card.
Once your treatment begins, we will begin to introduce other holistic and experiential therapies, including some of the following:
- Cognitive therapy classes
- Group education classes
- Daily individual sessions
- Psychiatric evaluations
We’ve found that by combining traditional therapies such as listed above with holistic therapies such as garden therapy, equine-assisted therapy and yoga therapy allow our patients to get the most comprehensive treatment program possible.
At Ranch Creek Recovery, we offer expert care for our clients and are capable of treating most mental health conditions along with substance abuse.
For more information on dual diagnosis or drug and alcohol treatment, Contact our Admissions Team today for a free, confidential assessment.