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5 Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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Most people with substance misuse disorder also have mental health issues and unprocessed trauma. Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and OCD can all contribute to substance misuse and addiction. Dual diagnosis is the leading approach to simultaneously help people recover from mental health and addiction issues.

If you or someone you love in the LGBTQ community needs dual diagnosis treatment, La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center can help. Southern California’s leader in cutting-edge treatment for LGBTQ dual diagnosis, we have the recovery plan for you. Call us now at 888.903.9898 to learn more about the benefits of our dual diagnosis treatment center in Hollywood, California.

What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis treatment is a holistic approach to addiction recovery. Studies show that addiction does not exist in a bubble. Every aspect of a person’s life can factor into substance misuse, addiction, and recovery. Unfortunately, many people in the LGBTQ community don’t seek treatment for substance abuse because they lack safe, inclusive recovery resources. Dual diagnosis can diagnose, treat, and manage mental health alongside addiction. Most times, addiction is a symptom of deeper psychological issues. Signs someone would benefit from dual diagnosis include:

  • Self-isolation
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Poor hygiene
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Excessive sleeping
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Trouble asking for help
  • Increased drug or alcohol use
  • Risk-taking
  • Obsessing over the past or future
  • Creating a routine that interferes with daily life
  • Difficulty managing day-to-day life

These are only a few signs someone may struggle with a mental health disorder. Unfortunately, self-medicating with drugs or alcohol is a common approach to managing mental health. While both drugs and alcohol can provide temporary relief from symptoms, when they wear off, symptoms return and worsen. By treating someone with a dual diagnosis, clinicians can get to the root cause of addiction for a full recovery.

5 Dual Diagnosis Benefits

While everyone’s addiction is unique, dual diagnosis can help most people recover, no matter the addiction. A dual diagnosis is a leading approach to addiction treatment and recovery because it works. Benefits of dual diagnosis include:

  1. Reducing addiction symptoms like cravings and triggers.
  2. Holistic treatment to support a client’s entire life.
  3. Comprehensive mental health support with ongoing individual and group therapy.
  4. A greater understanding of self and why someone abuses drugs or alcohol.
  5. Resolution of addiction and mental health disorder symptoms.

Sometimes, dual diagnosis can resolve drug or alcohol cravings altogether. For most clients, developing a better understanding of their mental health and why they seek drugs and alcohol can help create lasting change. Working with therapists and counselors can help clients develop healthy habits and build community through support groups and dual diagnosis group therapy.

Start LGBTQ Dual Diagnosis in Hollywood, California Today

Seeking treatment for mental health and addiction is never easy. Stigmas, budgets, and a lack of safe resources keep many in the LGBTQ from the support they need. At La Fuente, we believe the LGBTQ community is stronger together, which is why we focus on healing the community right here in Southern California. Many of our compassionate staff members are in recovery, making La Fuente a hub for LGBTQ recovery in Southern California. With evidence-based individual and group therapy, our clinic provides dual diagnosis treatment for:

  • Opioid abuse
  • Meth addiction
  • Other prescription drug addictions
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Party drug abuse
  • Heroin addiction

With a range of support, including aftercare and alums programs, our residential, outpatient, and sober living are here to help you recover and thrive.

Learn More About Dual Diagnosis Benefits at La Fuente

Call us at 888.903.9898 to learn more about dual diagnosis benefits for addiction and mental health. La Fuente’s LGBTQ dual diagnosis treatment can heal the whole person, not just the symptoms of addiction and mental health issues.

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