Cornerstone of Southern California Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs in Orange County

On their own, substance abuse and alcohol addiction can feel overwhelming for any individual. But, combined with a mental health disorder? Recovery can feel that much harder and less attainable. Fortunately, at Cornerstone, our team of medical and mental health professionals are here to ensure the complete recovery, safety, and confidence of our patients, delivering compassionate, evidence-based dual diagnosis treatment plans for individuals struggling with dual diagnosis.

We work directly with each of our patients, finding a solution that works for their unique needs and creating a treatment plan that is tailored to support a life-long recovery. We specialize in a variety of addictions and offer multiple detox programs and treatment care options that centers on support and results.

What is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is when an individual is dealing with both substance abuse or addiction and a mental health disorder. Unfortunately, dual diagnosis is not uncommon and can often occur simultaneously – especially for those who were diagnosed with a mental health disorder first.

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 45% of people in the United States alone deal with dual diagnosis, severely impacting nearly 17 million adults.

Because each patient is different, with different symptoms, disorders, and triggers, each dual diagnosis case will need to be handled with expert care that focuses on both substance abuse treatment and mental health support.

Common Dual Diagnosis Disorders

Mental health support is a vital and necessary part of creating a functional lifestyle for individuals, and too often, it’s not addressed. Those suffering from severe mental health illnesses are 2x as likely to be addicted to drugs and 4x as likely to be heavy alcohol users.

In order to prevent dual diagnosis from occurring or to get the proper care and support needed to address dual diagnosis, it’s important first to recognize the mental health disorders that are often co-occur with addiction, leading to dual diagnosis.  

These mental health disorders, include:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Symptoms of Dual Diagnosis

There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to dual diagnosis treatment because many combinations of dual diagnosis can occur simultaneously. Upon noticing that you or a loved one is struggling with any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek professional help from a credible dual diagnosis treatment center right away in order to establish a care plan and begin a recovery process.

Common symptoms of dual diagnosis, include:

  • Withdrawal
  • Extreme mood changes
  • Taking part in risky behaviors
  • Requiring a substance to function day-to-day
  • Developing a high-tolerance for a substance
  • Thoughts of suicide

While many people develop a substance abuse or addiction after a mental health disorder diagnosis, the reverse has just as many negative effects to physical, mental, and social health, ultimately requiring both a mental health and inpatient detox treatment plan.

The time to seek help for dual diagnosis recovery is immediately. Dual diagnosis neglect can lead to the development of more intense coping mechanisms and dependency issues, as often times, the initial self-medication techniques used start to lose their affect.

Personalized Dual Diagnosis Inpatient Treatment

At Cornerstone, we offer a variety of comprehensive, evidence-based treatment plans that help identify the root cause of each client’s addiction and mental health disorder, allowing us to develop a full dual diagnosis inpatient treatment plan that caters to their individual needs.

We offer a variety of treatment plans, including therapeutic modalities services such as Cognitive Behaviors Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and more. With 24-hour expert support, we’re able to provide focused and private treatment options that ensure the physical and mental safety of our clients.

Alcohol Abuse Treatment

Alcohol abuse is an incredibly common coping mechanism for those who struggle with a mental health disorder and can ultimately lead to a dual diagnosis. At Cornerstone, our alcohol addiction treatment centers offer a wide array of clinical treatments designed build a long-term, effective plan for those suffering with a dual diagnosis.

Our highly experienced and compassionate practitioners take the time to understand each client, utilizing the 12-step addiction treatment model that blends three different elements: empirical evidence, our extensive experience, and the custom needs of each individual.

Group Therapy for Dual Diagnosis

Clients who are suffering from the same diagnosis or similar symptoms often find it therapeutic to engage with others and participate in a healthy, regulated session where they can share their experiences. That’s where our group therapy treatments come in.

At Cornerstone, we provide our clients with an open, judgment-free space conducted by our addiction specialists where they can not only hear from their fellow peers’ experiences, but detail their own in a healthy, confident way. Group therapy also includes Cognitive behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Schema-Focused Therapy to help get to the foundation of the issue and provide healing treatment plans.

One-to-One Therapy for Dual Diagnosis

At Cornerstone, our mission is to create a comfortable, supportive space for individuals suffering from dual diagnosis to process, heal, and thrive. Our one-to-one therapy sessions are an effective method for clients looking to work with an addiction specialist in a more personalized way.

Each session is tailored to deliver the individual, meaning you’ll receive greater flexibility and progress tracking with each individual therapy treatment. For first-time clients seeking treatment for their dual diagnosis struggles, we recommend beginning with one-to-one therapy, as we can better develop a personalized treatment plan that is catered to your needs.

Comprehensive Dual Diagnosis Treatment at Cornerstone

Since 1984, the professionals at Cornerstone have been delivering personalized, tailored alcohol and drug treatment plans for individuals in the Southern California area, offering friends and families their lives back.

Dual diagnosis doesn’t have to rule your life. With a comprehensive treatment plan that focuses on your needs and lifestyle requirements, we can deliver a solution that will help you or your loved one live your life to the fullest again.

To start your dual diagnosis treatment, please get in touch with us today and we’ll find a solution that’s right for you.

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