Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Expert Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment

Did you know that a mental health disorder plays a role in nearly half of all drug and alcohol addiction cases? This is why it’s not only helpful when addiction treatment centers are equipped to address mental disorders; it’s a must.

Treating mental health and addiction issues together is known as integrated, or dual diagnosis, treatment. At Harmony Place, whether you’ve already been diagnosed with mental disorder or you suspect you may have one as you enter treatment, we’ll have you covered with a robust, individualized recovery plan.

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What Are Co-occurring Disorders?

Another term you’ll hear often when discussing mental health and addiction is co-occurring disorders. When someone is admitted into addiction treatment and also struggles with a mental health condition, that condition is known as the co-occurring disorder. For example, someone who struggles with alcohol abuse as well as depression may have the co-occurring disorders of alcohol use and major depression.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, there are more than 200 individual mental health disorders, many of which commonly play a role in drug and alcohol addictions. The World Health Organization estimates that 450 million individuals across the globe currently struggle with mental illness. Anxiety and depression are the two most common groups of mental disorders that co-occur with substance abuse, but that’s just the beginning of the list.

Mental Health Disorders that Commonly Co-Occur with Addiction

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Therapies that Help with Co-occurring Disorders

At Harmony Place in Los Angeles County, since we have such a versatile staff and offer such a wide range of clinical and holistic modalities, we’ve got a little something for everyone when it comes to treating co-occurring disorders. Our goal with dual diagnosis clients is to help put their addiction in remission, so to speak, and to give them strategies for managing the symptoms of their mental health condition in rehab and well beyond.

After patients undergo a thorough evaluation upon admission to Harmony Place, we build out a customized treatment plan according to their goals, preferences, patient history and current symptoms. The recovery plan will call for a number of treatment methods and activities that help with any mental disorders present.

The treatment techniques we offer that tend to help with mental health disorders include, but are not limited to:

  • Psychoeducational Groups
  • Relapse Prevention Education and Practice
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Psychodrama Psychotherapy
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Fitness Training
  • Experiential Therapy – beach walks, expressive art therapy, sober outings and equine-assisted therapy

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment FAQs

Dual diagnosis may seem like an intimidating, complex concept, but the more you read up on it, the clearer it becomes. Read through these frequently asked questions to learn more about dual diagnosis addiction treatment:

Can a mental disorder lead to other types of addiction?

How many of those with a mental disorder also struggle with addiction?

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How does Harmony Place diagnose mental health disorders?

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