Mental Health & Addiction Programs
Substance use disorders and mental health issues often occur together. For some, their mental health symptoms may play a role in the development of an addiction. For others, it’s the addiction that seems to deteriorate their mental health. It’s important to recognize, however, that it’s not always clear whether the two things are linked at all. Rather than one being caused by the other, addiction and mental illness sometimes just happen to exist side by side.
Whatever the case, these two factors can have a heavy impact on each other. Addressing mental health alongside addiction treatment can improve a person’s daily functioning and quality of life, as well as build resilience that will help them throughout recovery.
Common Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues
People who are seeking help for substance abuse can also have a variety of mental health diagnoses and concerns.
Examples of such co-occurring disorders include (but are not limited to):
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Schizoaffective disorder
- ADHD (including inattentive type, formerly called ADD)
Depression and anxiety tend to be the most common mental health concerns seen alongside addiction. Even if it doesn’t rise to the level of a diagnosed disorder, it is very common for depressive and anxious symptoms to play a role somewhere along the line.
What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?
Dual diagnosis treatment is a drug addiction treatment method that puts a special focus on mental health and how it interacts with addiction. This means understanding existing diagnoses, working through issues in talk therapy, and managing symptoms with new coping skills and/or medications.
With intensive treatment in a safe place, dual diagnosis patients are able to tackle deep issues and difficult symptoms that affect every area of their lives. Stress is a risk factor for relapse, and continued symptoms of PTSD or other conditions could threaten long-term sobriety. Working through these issues in a program with a mental health focus sets them up for success.
The Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Care
In addition to the therapies and techniques used in standard addiction treatment, dual diagnosis programs offer a variety of other benefits.
Examples of dual diagnosis treatment benefits include:
- A full professional mental health assessment
- Regular individualized counseling sessions with a trained counselor
- Therapist-led peer support groups
- Evidence-based methodologies that work, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Opportunities to work through issues with relatives in family therapy (led by a trained family therapist)
- Whole person care for both mind and body
- Better patient understanding of their mental health disorders and substance use issues
- New coping skills and strategies for resilience, self-empathy and distress tolerance
- A safe space to vent frustrations and work through challenges related to addiction treatment
Dual Diagnosis IOP for Mental Health at One Touch Recovery Center
At One Touch Recovery Center in Pomona, CA, we provide mental health IOP treatment and partial hospitalization programs to help individuals achieve and maintain sobriety and mental wellness. Intensive outpatient care allows clients to live off-site at home or in sober living, and to continue with work and school during treatment.
Our outpatient treatment programs also give patients plenty of flexibility. They’re able to work through programs on their own schedule, attending individual therapy, group therapy, 12-step meetings, and other activities at the times that work best for them.
Our luxury rehab facility is located right at the edge of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, nestled between the bustling big city and the natural beauty of lush forests and mountains. Patients in our outpatient therapy programs can access whatever they need, whether it’s a bus route to work or a dose of the great outdoors.
Contact us today to find out how the mental health addiction programs at One Touch Recovery Center can change your life.