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If you or a loved one is experiencing addiction, we’re here to help.

a woman gets help in a dual diagnosis treatment programRecovering from addiction involves more than not using drugs or alcohol. When you get the proper treatment, you learn how to find balance in all parts of your life. You get the tools you need for real, lasting wellness. You heal physically and psychologically.

Addiction is rarely a stand-alone disease. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) notes that people with mental health disorders are more likely to experience an alcohol or substance use disorder than those without mental health disorders. These facts may seem grim, but they’re not a reason to worry. They let you know you aren’t alone. You aren’t facing a challenge you can’t overcome.

Co-occurring addiction and mental health issues, also called a dual diagnosis, are treatable and beatable. However, they do need to be treated. You aren’t likely to find lasting relief if you don’t get the right help. To learn more about dual diagnoses, take the next step and get the help and support you need at a dual diagnosis rehab center with various addiction treatment programs. Call 760.548.4032 to speak with someone from the staff at Michael’s House about the dual diagnosis treatment program in Palm Springs.

Why Do Addiction and Mental Health Issues Overlap?

Drugs change how your brain and body work. Mental health issues change how you think, feel and act. One can cause the other, or both can share personal, environmental, or biological causes. Even professionals have difficulty determining how, when, and why addiction and mental health issues develop.

Luckily, discovering which came first isn’t vital in early recovery and getting help. You don’t have to have all the answers immediately. These come in time as you get treatment for your dual diagnosis. As long as you choose an integrated treatment program, healing can begin on all levels. 


How Do You Treat a Dual Diagnosis?

Co-occurring mental health and addiction issues need integrated, comprehensive care. Addiction and mental health issues are chronic conditions. They often involve relapse and can get in the way of you living your best life. However, the proper treatment gives you a real chance at recovery. When people struggling with dual diagnosis get help, their relapse rates fall. Give yourself your best chance at recovery. Get professional, integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and addiction issues.

A dual diagnosis treatment program can involve the following:

Treatment for a mental health disorder is offered simultaneously with addiction rehab.

Individual Therapy

A dual diagnosis treatment program typically begins with therapy. Your therapist will work with you to introduce addiction and mental illness concepts. They will answer questions, get to know you, and create a treatment plan. Your therapist will help you recognize and accept your thoughts and feelings while working to change how you approach and react to certain situations. Therapy is a gradual process, so beginning in inpatient care can help you stay on track while what you learn and practice takes root. 

Group Therapy

Inpatient programs also include group counseling and support group meetings. Meeting other people in recovery helps you learn more about addiction. It provides understanding and support for recovery. You can attend general focus support groups or find tailored groups. For example, some groups focus on specific co-occurring issues. Others welcome veterans or the LGBT community. You can find 12-step groups or groups that follow a different structure. Starting in inpatient care lets you explore your options in a safe, supportive environment. It enables you to try several other individual and group therapy methods to find what works for you. 

Finding Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders In Palm Springs

At Michael’s House, the dual diagnosis rehab center helps you and your family create a plan for real, lasting recovery. The rehab center allows you access to the tools and resources you need for recovery now and long into the future. Call Michael’s House at 760.548.4032 to learn about the mental health and addiction treatment programs in Palm Springs. 

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