Dual Diagnosis Treatment Specialist

Satori Recovery Center

Addiction Treatment Centers & Dual Diagnosis Treatments located in Laguna Beach, CA

Many people who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction also suffer from an underlying mental condition. At Satori Recovery Center, in Laguna Beach, California, the team provides dual diagnosis treatment to help patients address their addiction as well as any underlying mental disorder. To learn more about addressing addiction with dual diagnosis treatment, call the center or request an appointment online today.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Q & A

What is dual diagnosis treatment?

Forty-five percent of people suffering from drug addiction also suffer from an underlying mental disorder. When someone with addiction also experiences mental illness, it’s referred to as a co-occurring disorder. Dual diagnosis treatment is a method of treating addiction that incorporates underlying mental disorders as a pillar of treatment. 

Patients who suffer from mental disorders are at a much higher risk for addiction and relapse. Many patients with co-occurring disorders attempt to self medicate, which only exaggerates the issues of addiction. Dual diagnosis treatment aims to identify mental illness in patients suffering from addiction and provide effective treatment alongside drug rehabilitation. 

Before receiving treatment, every patient at Satori Recovery Center undergoes a thorough health evaluation. This includes a psychological assessment and co-occurring condition testing. These evaluations allow the team to identify patients with dual diagnoses and structure treatment around their co-occurring conditions. 

What are the symptoms of a co-occurring disorder?

Patients who suffer from addiction, as well as an underlying mental illness, may exhibit several concerning signs, including:

  • Sudden changes in behavior
  • Poor performance at work or school
  • Erratic or impulsive behavior
  • Avoiding events or social activities
  • Delusions
  • Difficulty managing daily tasks
  • Difficulty managing finances
  • Refusal of treatment

Many addiction sufferers with dual diagnosis are unable to recognize their need for treatment. Treatment of the underlying mental disorder is essential in helping them become active contributors to their recovery. 

What mental conditions commonly have a link to addiction?

Commonly diagnosed co-occurring disorders include:

  • Depression 
  • Eating disorders
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

These conditions can have major impacts on the way a person behaves. In some cases, long term use of drugs or alcohol can trigger or worsen mental disorders. Effective treatment requires a plan that addresses the addiction as well as the mental illness. 

How is a dual diagnosis treated?

Satori Recovery Center specializes in comprehensive addiction treatment. To address the full spectrum of your addiction, the team works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. Depending on your diagnosis, your comprehensive treatment plan may include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Yoga training
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Nutrition and fitness plans
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

Patients may also be prescribed medications to stabilize their mood, reduce anxiety, and prevent flashbacks or hallucinations. The team also provides CBD treatment to help patients suffering from anxiety and insomnia. To schedule a visit for you or a loved one, call Satori Recovery Center or book an appointment online today.