Today, 50% of people struggling to overcome addiction also live with a co-occurring disorder. These disorders include depression, bipolar disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, process addictions, disordered eating, and other mental health and mood disorders. Many of these disorders may go undiagnosed and are often discovered during dual diagnosis treatment. Today’s research shows that dual diagnosis is the most effective and holistic approach to addiction recovery. Dual diagnosis treatment can help clients understand their health and addiction triggers while reducing the risk of relapse.
If you or someone you love in the LGBTQ could benefit from a dual diagnosis treatment center in California, call La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center today. Our cutting-edge clinic treats residents in Southern California and beyond. Reach our staff today at 888.903.9898 to learn more.
What is Dual Diagnosis for Addiction Recovery?
Dual diagnosis is an addiction recovery approach that treats co-occurring disorders. In this treatment approach, doctors and therapists recognize that addiction is affected by and affects a person’s mental health. Research shows that many addictions stem from self-medicating or self-soothing with drugs or alcohol to manage undiagnosed mood disorders. Unfortunately, this is common in the LGBTQ community because community members struggle to find safe, inclusive, affordable mental healthcare. Dual diagnosis diagnoses and treats depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, ADHA, and bipolar disorder, among other mood disorders. A dual diagnosis treatment center can help clients uncover and heal the root cause of their addiction.
Recognizing and Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders
Mental health disorders are common across the United States. Life experience, prolonged stress, diet, and genetics can all affect mood and mental health. Unfortunately, mental health and mood disorders are still frequently misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, leading to self-medicating. Common co-occurring disorders treated with addiction recovery include:
- Anxiety disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Attention-deficit disorder (ADD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- Process addiction (video games, social media, etc.)
Co-occurring disorders may be more likely if someone is a:
- Survivor of natural disasters
- Survivor of sexual assault and abuse
- Survivor of individual or collective trauma
- Genetically predisposed
While co-occurring disorders affect everyone differently, there are many common signs of co-occurring disorders:
- Trouble regulating the nervous system
- Difficulty managing emotions
- Difficulty understanding emotions
- Trouble concentrating
- Difficulty completing tasks at work, school, and home
- Relying on drugs, alcohol, or addictive behaviors to self-soothe
- Decreased hygiene
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Increased risk-taking
- Erratic behavior and moods
- Trouble managing day-to-day life
Finding the proper diagnosis for a co-occurring disorder can take time. Mood and mental health disorders are complex and require a range of diagnostic tests. A dual diagnosis treatment center can provide comprehensive, holistic analysis and diagnosis.
The Best Dual Diagnosis Treatment For You in Southern California
If you or someone you love is using drugs or alcohol, call La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center today. Our LGBTQ-focused team can help you uncover and treat co-occurring disorders. In beautiful Southern California, we offer residential and outpatient treatment programs. Many of the staff at our intimate clinic are in recovery themselves and understand dual diagnosis treatment first hand. La Fuente also includes:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Sober living homes
- Home-like intimate clinic
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Alumni program
- Alternative therapies, including yoga and meditation
At La Fuente, we pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of addiction recovery treatment and dual diagnosis for the LGBTQ community. We know that when the community heals together, we build resilience to thrive.
Begin Dual Diagnosis Treatment at La Fuente Hollywood Today
If you’re reading to learn what dual diagnosis treatment in Southern California can do for you, call La Fuente today to learn more. Reach our compassionate staff at 888.903.9898 to enroll in our programs today.