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Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Huntington Beach

Drug Rehab , Dual Diagnosis Alexa Iocco | October 11, 2021

Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Huntington Beach Resurgence Behavioral Health

The Best Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs in Huntington Beach, CA

Drug addiction and other issues often coexist side by side, an issue known as dual diagnosis. By recognizing the connection between substance abuse and other medical problems, we can help Huntington Beach residents turn their lives around through our dual diagnosis treatment, and all it takes to get started is a single phone call.

What is Dual Diagnosis?

When it comes to treating dual diagnosis in Huntington Beach and elsewhere it is important to first understand what this common illness is, and what it is not. Dual diagnosis refers to the fact that issues with substance abuse do not arise on their own, and that in many cases the use of alcohol and drugs in an attempt to treat conditions that are already there – things like anxiety, depression, panic disorder, and the results of past trauma.

It takes a trained professional, and in many cases a team of professionals, to determine whether or not a dual diagnosis issue is taking place, and that is why it is so important to work with a quality treatment center. When you work with Resurgence you will have access to that expertise, so your loved one, or yourself, gets the help and care they need.

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

How is a Dual Diagnosis Determined?

Dual diagnosis can be a complicated illness, one that requires real expertise to understand and treat. Dual diagnosis is determined by a careful evaluation of the patient, one that includes not only a look at the drug and alcohol use but the history of the individual as well.

Addiction and Mental Health

There is a proven link between mental health challenges like panic disorder, depression and anxiety and issues with the use of drugs and alcohol. This link is profound and important to recognize, and it is at the heart of effective dual diagnosis treatment.

If someone in your life has been struggling with mental health challenges it is important to recognize that they are also at higher risk of substance use disorder. If you think that there are issues with drugs and alcohol, we urge you to reach out for help right away, so you, and they, can understand what is really going on.

Common Co-Occurring Disorders

Addiction rarely comes out of nowhere, and it never exists in a vacuum. Some conditions, including the following, can make the use of drugs and alcohol far more likely.

  • Eating disorders
  • Childhood trauma
  • A history of abuse
  • Problems with spousal or domestic violence
  • Issues with anxiety and depression
  • Ongoing health challenges

The Importance of Treating the Root Issues

When a diabetic is suffering from dangerously high blood sugar, doctors can treat that emergency condition with injections and other drugs. Even so, a diet filled with chocolate cake and sugary soft drinks will only mean that the next intervention will be that much harder.

The same is true when treating addiction, and any treatment that does not first address the root cause is not likely to be successful. If the drug addiction stems from unresolved issues with childhood trauma, or from problems with eating disorders or anxiety, no amount of rehab in the world will turn the situation around. In order for lasting recovery to take place the root causes must first be addressed, and that is what dual diagnosis’ treatment is all about.

Signs and Symptoms of Dual Diagnosis

There are many signs and symptoms that can indicate a dual diagnosis issue is happening. Here are some of the signs and symptoms loved ones can watch out for.

  • A history of abuse or childhood trauma
  • Issues with domestic violence or marital disputes
  • Problems with anxiety and depression
  • A history of eating disorders
  • Ongoing mood swings and agitation

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Options

Dual diagnosis encompasses a wide range of issues, and there are myriad ways in which it can be treated. When you work with us we will help you explore all of those treatment options, including:

  • Determining whether inpatient or outpatient treatment options are the better approach
  • Assembling a team of experts who can address the root causes of your substance use disorder and help you find the best way forward
  • Working with our therapists on both a one on one basis in supportive group environments
  • Working with  your loved ones and family members to create a more supportive environment when you return back home

Why Choose Resurgence for Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Determining the true causes of a substance use disorder problem is not an easy thing to do; it requires real expertise, exceptional levels of training, and no small amount of intuition, all things the staff at Resurgence brings to the table. Our many years of experience have taught us to look beyond the surface, working to uncover the hidden causes that others might have missed.

We understand what it takes to make a dual diagnosis, and more importantly what it takes to treat it. If you are ready to get better and gain insight into where your addiction comes from, we invite you to pick up the phone and give Resurgence a call today.

Addiction Treatment that
Just Works

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

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