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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Struggling with addiction is hard enough on its own.

It can be even worse when you’re also dealing with a mental health issue like anxiety or depression.

For treatment to be effective, it’s critical to treat both conditions together.

When you’re ready for help, Del Arroyo Recovery Center is here for you. We offer evidence-based dual diagnosis treatment at our Agoura Hills rehab treatment center in Southern California. Our staff has the training and experience required to treat addiction and mental health issues together.

Not all providers can make this claim. It’s important to seek care from a reputable treatment center with a team qualified to treat co-occurring disorders.

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What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

“Dual diagnosis” means a person is affected by both a mental health condition and a substance use disorder. Dual diagnosis treatment addresses these complex conditions at the same time.

Dual diagnosis treatment programs are different from standard addiction treatment programs, which only address substance abuse disorders. Treating dual diagnosis requires special training and expertise to address the interplay between addictive substances and mental health disorders.

Symptoms of Co-Occurring Disorders

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Millions of people in the US struggle with a co-occurring substance use disorder and one or more mental health conditions. People with multiple disorders may experience a range of behavioral and psychological symptoms related to both poor mental health and substance abuse.

Symptoms of dual diagnosis can include:  

  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Severe mood swings
  • Excessive fear, worry, or anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Flashbacks of traumatic events
  • Detachment from family and friends
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Long-lasting sadness
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Insomnia or changes in sleep patterns
  • Problems with attention or concentration

If you use drugs or alcohol to feel better, or if you feel anxious without drugs or alcohol, you should seek care from a dual diagnosis treatment provider. The same is true if you use substances to cope with traumatic thoughts or memories.

Treating co-occurring conditions requires staff with experience in both addiction medicine and psychiatric conditions.

Our Compassionate Approach

At Del Arroyo, we’re committed to combating the stigma around mental illness and addiction. There’s no shame in needing help, and our team provides the compassionate care and support you need for long-term recovery.

We use evidence-based neuroscientific treatments to help our clients manage anxiety and get relief from depressive symptoms while tackling other causes of substance abuse, which are often rooted in trauma or difficult life experiences.

Our supportive treatment approach is designed to lift you up. Our treatment professionals focus on reinforcing self-esteem and building self-confidence.

We know family members can be powerful allies in long-term recovery for dual diagnosis disorders. That’s why we strive to create inclusive treatment programs that include family therapy sessions for clients who wish to strengthen key relationships. 

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Who We Treat

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Del Arroyo Recovery Center is a dual diagnosis treatment center. Our experienced team includes a trained physician, addiction specialists, licensed therapists, and support staff who work together to create tailored treatment plans for young adults ages 18-25 and older adults up to age 65 with complex conditions.

We care for clients with common mood disorders and personality disorders, including:

  • Major depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Disordered eating
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Our medical team can prescribe anti-anxiety medications, antidepressants, and other psychotherapeutic medications, as needed. The goal is to help manage your symptoms so you can move forward with effective treatment in confidence.

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Behavioral Therapies for Dual Diagnosis

Our mental health experts and addiction specialists will help you address unhelpful patterns and behavior through one-on-one counseling sessions, group therapy, holistic therapies, and optional family counseling sessions.

Our licensed therapists use a variety of proven therapeutic tools, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and others. Our psychologists and counselors are here to guide and empower you with skills and tools you’ll need for sustainable recovery from dual diagnosis.

We encourage our clients to explore holistic therapies like meditation and yoga as well as experiential treatments like art therapy. Nutrition is also a key part of our program. We provide nutritious, chef-prepared meals at our Agoura Hills treatment center.

Aftercare Support & Alumni Program

Support doesn’t end when you complete treatment at Del Arroyo. We believe in the power of community. We know that having a positive, encouraging support system can make a huge difference in recovery.

It’s why we emphasize ongoing care after treatment. Our staff will ensure you have access to our aftercare programs, including support groups, counseling, and more.

Del Arroyo Recovery Center also offers a robust alumni program that connects you to service opportunities, activities, and events with supportive peers. We know how vital it is to have continuing support after your treatment program ends.

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Start Your Recovery Journey with Del Arroyo Today

If you or a loved one is suffering from alcohol abuse, needs alcohol or drug treatment, or mental health help, Del Arroyo is ready to help.

Our dedicated Agoura Hills dual diagnosis treatment team offers world-class care at our beautiful six-bed treatment center. Our secluded Southern California retreat features private rooms and luxury accommodations in a home-like setting.

Ready to take the first step?

Get in touch today to learn more about our dual diagnosis treatment in Agoura Hills, CA, and for a tour of our facility. We’re with you.