Dual Diagnosis Treatment
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Our Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Los Angeles

At No Matter What Recovery, we offer evidence-based dual diagnosis treatment in Los Angeles for simultaneous mental health and substance use disorders. We understand that no two persons situations, addiction, and mental health problems are exactly alike.

For that reason, we provide a safe and welcoming environment for individuals battling co-occurring disorders. Whether you’re staying at one of our beautiful sober living residences or coming into the facility to go to therapy, you’ll receive comprehensive care from qualified behavioral health professionals.

If you or someone you love are in search of a dual diagnosis rehab in Los Angeles, you’ve come to the right place.

What is a Dual Diagnosis Program in Los Angeles?

An individual with a dual diagnosis has both a mental health disorder like anxiety and a substance use disorder such as alcohol use disorder. It is also referred to as a “co-occurring disorder” because these conditions typically happen simultaneously.

In the past, it was thought that co-occurring disorders did not have to be treated simultaneously. Contrary to the belief, we now know, based on extensive research and studies, that dual diagnoses should be treated together to see positive results.

Cause of Widespread Co-Occurring Disorders

51.5% of adults have dealt with some sort of mental health issue at some point in their life. When you think about that number, you begin to realize that a significant number of people that deal with addiction also have mental health problems.

Researchers have been working over the years to determine what makes co-occurring disorders common globally, and they’ve come up with a few explanations.

If the family has a history of exhibiting signs of schizophrenia, the likelihood of it being passed down to future generations increases. It might be something that is genetic that can’t be avoided.

Another reason co-occurring disorders are common is that people attempt to medicate themselves instead of seeking help from healthcare professionals. This is where addiction begins to play its role.

The more intense a person’s mental illness becomes, the more they will continue to use it to find relief from their symptoms. The last possible explanation for the rise in dual-diagnosis is the changes in the brain’s chemical makeup.

The more time someone spends abusing drugs, the more their brain begins to chain. Using drugs and alcohol damages the brain and the body.

When a person is using and becomes high, they have tapped into the dopamine chemicals in their brain. As they continue to use their bodies they need more of the substance to continue achieving the same level of pleasure.

But, when they stop using, it’s been found that achieving pleasure is much harder because their brain has been so used to being in a state of constant euphoria. After you enter into treatment, it will take time for your brain to heal and return to a sense of normalcy again.

What is Co-Occurring Disorder?

The term co-occurring disorder is when a person has to deal with one or more mental health issues simultaneously. Depending on the disorders that someone has, the symptoms might present themselves simultaneously, or there are instances where the signs don’t show until one after the other.

One issue that comes from having a co-occurring disorder is that each disorder can worsen the other disorder’s effects on the person experiencing them. And things continue to get worse when someone is an addict.

Dual Diagnosis Signs & Symptoms of Co-Occurring Disorders

You might begin to notice several symptoms that allude to someone having a co-occurring disorder.

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What to Expect in Treatment?

When you decide to enter a treatment facility that specializes in dual diagnosis treatment programs in Los Angeles, there are several things you can expect. The first thing you can expect is to go through the detox process, which helps clear your body of any leftover substances that you last used.

After you’ve completed the detox process, staff will likely discuss with you the details of your co-occurring disorder and your treatment needs. It’s essential that you begin taking the proper medication for your disorder to achieve balance within the body.

The treatment facility will use a combination of therapies to help you get your life back on track. Some of these therapies will focus on motivating you to take the necessary steps in getting your life back on track. And maintaining treatment to control your disorder.

The treatment facility will use a combination of therapies to help you get your life back on track. Some of these therapies will focus on motivating you to take the necessary steps in getting your life back on track. And maintaining treatment to control your disorder.

Other treatments programs such as outpatient rehab, an intensive outpatient program, or medication-assisted treatment will address your substance addiction. You’ll learn ways to identify possible triggers that you have and ways that you can cope with these triggers without using.

Most treatment facilities like ours, recommend and offer that you participate in individual and group therapy sessions.

Individual sessions will consist of intense work when it comes to dissecting your history of addiction and truly getting to the root of the problem. During group sessions, you’ll be around others in recovery and share stories about where you’ve been and how far you’ve come in treatment.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Los Angeles with No Matter What Recovery

As a friendly to LGBTQ dual diagnosis treatment center in Los Angeles, we specialize in treating addiction and mental health issues that people might be dealing with. There are several disorders a person can have, and using drugs or alcohol may have worsened the issue.

If you’re ready to take the next step and receive treatment, contact No Matter What Recovery. We’re here to help you no matter what the circumstances are.