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Dual Diagnosis Rehab in California: Why Does It Matter?

Addiction , Dual Diagnosis Alexa Iocco | October 26, 2022

Dual Diagnosis Rehab in California: Why Does It Matter?

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

There are many people who have the common misconception that addiction treatment is something that needs to take a “one size fits all” approach in order to be effective. However, something that a person who has not struggled with addiction may overlook is the fact that drug addiction or alcohol addiction is something that impacts every person differently. Therefore, it’s imperative that you take the time to address the specific events in your life that may have contributed to your substance abuse. In many cases, this deep dive is something that will result in recognizing mental health concerns. These mental health conditions could be contributing factors when it comes to how substance abuse impacts you and your recovery process. Through participating in dual diagnosis treatment, you will be able to develop a better understanding of addiction and the impact that your mental health issues may have had on your substance abuse.

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Why Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Rehab Is Important

Dual diagnosis treatment is something that can be incredibly beneficial in your overall recovery. One of the leading reasons why dual diagnosis treatment is so effective is due in large part to the fact that it can help you to address both your addiction as well as any underlying mental health issues. At Resurgence, we have helped clients with both recognized addiction and mental health issues as well as clients who have mental health issues that may not yet be diagnosed. Through dual diagnosis treatment, you will be able to come to a healthier place in your life both physically and psychologically and work toward becoming the person that you always wanted to be. 

How Common Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

You may be surprised to learn that co-occurring disorders are incredibly common when it comes to individuals who struggle with addiction. In fact, having a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression could actually be part of your addiction struggles. Sadly, there is still a negative stigma that is associated with mental health. As a result, there are many people who try to ignore the signs and symptoms of mental health that they may be experiencing. In turn, they may use drugs or alcohol to mask those signs and symptoms. 

The Process of Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Rehab

If you have never been through the process of dual-diagnosis treatment before, it’s understandable that you may have some questions or concerns regarding the dual-diagnosis treatment options that are available through Resurgence Behavioral Health. Before you begin your dual diagnosis treatment, there is a possibility that you may need to go through a detox program. Depending on your substance of choice as well as the severity of your addiction, there is a strong likelihood that you will experience different withdrawal symptoms within the first few days of your sobriety. Therefore, the healthiest and safest thing that you can do is to commit to a detox program to ensure that you have the structure and support that you need during this challenging time in your recovery. 

Following detox, you will be able to transition into an inpatient or an outpatient treatment program. An inpatient or residential treatment program gives you the opportunity to live on our beautiful campus and take advantage of the incredible amenities that our campus has to offer. Not only that, but you will have around-the-clock access to our treatment team and be able to interact with other people who are working through their own treatment programs. These unique forms of support can be life-changing for you and critical in helping you to work through both your addiction as well as help you to develop a more personalized form of support. 

If you’re unable to commit to an inpatient treatment program, you can still receive the care that you need through an outpatient treatment program such as an intensive outpatient or partial hospitalization program. The reason why several people opt to work through an outpatient program instead of an inpatient program. For example, a person who has work or school responsibilities may feel more comfortable committing to an outpatient program so that they can continue to maintain those responsibilities. If your schedule changes at any point during your time in treatment, our treatment team will work with you to adjust your treatment program. 

Regardless of whether you work through an inpatient or an outpatient treatment program, you will still need to participate in different forms of addiction therapy so that you’re able to work through the different facets of your substance abuse or mental health issues. Determining the root cause of your addiction is something that is critical in your overall recovery. Therefore, it’s important that you participate in the following forms of therapy openly and honestly:

  • Family therapy
    Family therapy is something that can help you to redevelop a relationship with your loved ones. Family relationships are something that often suffers as a result of substance abuse. However, through family therapy, you can begin to reconnect with your loved ones and benefit from their support.
  • Group therapy
    Unfortunately, many people think they are completely alone when it comes to what they think or feel as they go through addiction or the recovery process. Group therapy can help you to make connections with other people who are working through their treatment.
  • Behavioral therapy 

Throughout the time that you were in active addiction, there is a strong likelihood that you developed behaviors that could be detrimental to you. However, through behavioral therapy, you will learn to recognize these negative behaviors and also correct these negative behaviors going forward. 

For many mental health issues, there is always the possibility that you may need to take medication as a way to regulate what you’re thinking and feeling throughout the day. In addition to that, there is also medication that you can take which can help you to work through withdrawal symptoms that you may be experiencing. This form of treatment is called medication-assisted treatment and it is something that we specialize in a Resurgence Behavioral Health. When you initially reach out to us, we can start to provide you with the initial information that you need when it comes to utilizing this form of recovery. Once we learn more about the extent of your addiction or your mental health issues, we will be able to provide you with a more comprehensive approach and plan. 

Resurgence Behavioral Health Dual Diagnosis Rehab in California

At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we understand the importance of dual diagnosis treatment in California and how it matters in your substance abuse recovery. Our focus is on providing you with the personalized and individualized level of care that you need and deserves so that you can overcome your struggles with mental health or substance abuse. Our intake team is available around the clock to provide you with the answers to any of the questions or concerns that you may have regarding our recovery options. We encourage you or your family members to reach out to us today so that you can begin your treatment journey. Leave the impact of substance abuse in your past today and get in touch with us!

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Individualized treatment programs delivered in a comfortable, relaxed setting promote healing in your recovery journey.

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