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Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program

Struggling with a serious mental health concern and co-occurring substance use disorder is known as a dual diagnosis. Despite the prevalence of dual diagnosis clients in California and across the U.S., many drug rehabilitation centers only offer addiction treatment while ignoring their psychological counterparts.

Indications of a Dual Diagnosis

The signs and symptoms of a mental health challenge and co-occurring addiction may occur simultaneously or at different intervals. While symptoms can vary significantly depending upon the specific mental health condition and type of substance being overused, certain physical indicators and patterns of behavior may signal a need for professional mental health and addiction intervention. Symptoms of substance use disorder include:

dual diagnosis treatment programThe best way to determine whether you have a dual diagnosis is to speak with a mental health professional to schedule a medical and psychological evaluation. Being dually diagnosed with addiction along with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or another mental health concern may seem like an insurmountable obstacle, but these conditions are treatable in the right environment. At Rise Above, our long-term residential rehab provides community support, therapy, life skills training, and medication management assistance. If you think an addiction or mental health concern may be causing problems in your life, contact Rise Above to learn how our Murrieta rehab and detox center can help you get back on your feet and set the stage for a lasting recovery.

What Prevents Dual Diagnosis Clients from Seeking Help?

The first and perhaps most overwhelming challenge often facing a client with a dual diagnosis is believing the drugs that are destroying them are actually saving them. They equate immediate relief with their ability to survive. Learning to separate thoughts and emotions is an essential part of what we teach at Rise Above, but this can’t begin to happen until after the client has finished our detox program. We find that many of our clients have—for many reasons—learned to rely on their emotions rather than their thoughts when they make decisions. Recognizing and processing emotions is an essential part of this process.

Substance Use & Mental Health Concerns

According to reports published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, around 37% of people who chronically abuse alcohol and 53% of people who abuse drugs are likely to have at least one serious mental health concern. Moreover, 29% of mentally ill people abuse alcohol, drugs, or both. If you or a loved one takes part in any of the following behavior patterns, an intervention might be necessary:

Rise Above Provides Addiction & Mental Health Support

At Rise Above, we understand that the connections between mental health and substance use disorder are intertwined. We provide addiction rehabilitation services to people in need.

If you feel like you are running out of options, we are proud to welcome you–or someone you love–into our community of healing. Contact our residential rehab center by calling (877) 641-0717 to learn more about our life-saving dual diagnosis treatment options.