Many drug rehab facilities offer dual diagnosis treatment to address both addiction and a co-occurring mental illness. These programs offer various types of care that can be catered to fit the needs of the specific client.

While a dual diagnosis program may sound especially intense, it’s actually more effective and beneficial to the client. Going through a dual diagnosis treatment program will address the immediate needs of a person suffering from addiction and mental disorders. It will also create a framework for sober and healthy living after they leave the facility.

Who Benefits from Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Anyone that suffers from mental disorders alongside substance addiction will benefit from a dual diagnosis treatment program. Mental disorders and substance addiction are often deeply entangled, and it’s near impossible to tackle one without addressing the other.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or another mental health disorder. Seeking treatment for it is pivotal in recovering from substance addiction.

Substance Addictions Treated By Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Substance abuse is part of every dual diagnosis, co-occurring with a mental illness (and oftentimes, another substance addiction as well). According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2018 14.8 million Americans over the age of 12, 5.4% of the population, had a substance use disorder. Addictions run the gamut from legal substances like alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs, to illicit substances like marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. At Serenity Lodge, we treat a wide variety of substance addictions as part of dual diagnosis treatment, starting with detox, continuing with therapy, and ending with your recovery. Substance addictions treated as part of dual diagnosis treatment at Serenity Lodge include but aren’t limited to:

How Does Dual Diagnosis Treatment Work?

Dual diagnosis treatment programs specialize in a variety of techniques to help someone address their mental and physical needs. Some of the strategies utilized include:

  • Relapse prevention techniques
  • Coping skills for addiction and mental health
  • Family counseling
  • Mood stabilization treatment
  • Medication management

These addiction therapy methods help address the problems as they are currently and also instill sustainable techniques that the client can carry with them after they leave rehab. An important part of drug rehab therapy is making sure that the treatment sticks, which is why teaching clients how to manage their daily stress and mental health is essential to that recovery.

Treatment at Serenity Lodge

At Serenity Lodge in California, in addition to offering a comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment program, our 22-acre campus also provides the scenic and serene backdrop necessary for a relaxing and successful recovery.

Another essential part of learning coping techniques for mental health and addiction is developing healthy life skills and habits. At Serenity Lodge, you’ll have access to amenities such as a swimming pool, gym, and professional recording studio that can help you develop healthy habits and hobbies for a better life.

If you’re ready to address your addiction and mental illness, call us at 855.932.4045 for more information about our addiction treatment programs.