People with dual diagnosis – a mental health problem and an addictive disorder – face more trouble in recovery. Dealing with both conditions together requires an intensive program that is planned according to an individual’s needs.
Choosing a residency means opting for a structured schedule and a healthy environment for recovery. For instance, our sober living residencies are located in Huntington Beach, providing a refreshing setting.
Opting for residential addiction recovery centers helps eliminate the stressors which influence both mental disorders and addiction. In this way, patients can devote their time and focus to recovery.
How is residential treatment a better option for dual diagnosis?
Outpatient treatments are extremely beneficial because it doesn’t cuts off a person from others. They have strong support from their friends and family which acts as a motivator. It keeps them going.
However, when it comes to dual diagnosis, treating mental health conditions is equally necessary. Our outpatient services offer interventions such as individual and group therapy sessions; however, for complete recovery, one needs to reduce stressors and distance themselves from a particular lifestyle. If left untreated, mental health conditions can further worsen addiction struggles.
This is why we offer a sober living residency for patients where they can choose to stay. . Our treatment approach includes therapies ranging from psychological assessment to nutrition and fitness education, helping patients make a complete recovery.
Our residencies also provide an environment that boosts positive interactions. Patients are encouraged to communicate with others in therapy as well as with people in the surrounding areas. This makes it easier for them to integrate back into their community when they’re done with treatment.
What should patients with co-occurring disorders expect when entering these residencies?
Mental disorders, as well as addiction, can affect your communication skills.
For instance, anxiety can induce social phobia and people with obsessive-compulsive disorders may face problems living in a new environment.
However, group sessions and activities can assist them to overcome these difficulties, acting as a step towards recovery.
The treatment begins from the first day. You’ll be assessed for both addictive disorder and mental health conditions so that an individualized program can be designed for you. This is followed by drug and alcohol testing. While our facilities offer structured plans, these programs are often tailored according to an individual’s progress.
Individual treatment varies depending on your needs—psychological counseling, medication, art therapy, scheduled laboratory testing and relapse prevention education are all part of the program.