Over 40% of those who suffer from substance abuse also experience a co-occurring mental illness that can act as a barrier to success in recovery. Here at Thrive Treatment℠ we understand the importance of dual-diagnosis treatment.
This level of care consists of a variety of therapeutic groups and individual sessions designed to address addictive behaviors as well as co-ocurring mental health issues that underlie addiction. All of our groups are facilitated by masters level clinicians who use a multi modal approach to engage and treat our clients. This mix of interactive groups include cognitive and behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, mindfulness meditation and relapse prevention. Additional groups include Nutrition in Recovery, Breathworks, and Yoga facilitated by highly trained and certified instructors.
Thrive Treatment℠’s PHP program requires a minimum attendance commitment of 6 hours per day, 5 days a week.
Our PHP program runs Monday – Friday from 10:15 am – 4:15 pm.
At Thrive Treatment℠ we accept most private insurance plans and we are in network with Cigna, MHN Health Net, Magellan, First Health, and Anthem Blue Cross. Additional payment options are available so don’t hesitate to give us a call so we can get you the help that you need.
The signs and symptoms of dual diagnosis will vary based on the type of mental disorder that is diagnosed and the drug of choice that accompanies it. To help you better understand, let’s say you know somebody who is struggling with alcohol abuse and bipolar disorder, the symptoms here will be different than those of an individual who is struggling with a heroin addiction and depression. The one thing that most dual diagnosis patients have in common is that they find it incredibly difficult to cope with their disorders and function on a day-to-day basis. Most often people with dual diagnosis struggle with:
If you didn’t already know, your loved one’s personal struggles will make it nearly impossible to depend on them. They may have episodes during family gatherings, be unable to take care of themselves and hinder their family’s ability to live a normal life. When the drug problems and emotional issues of your loved one begin to affect other people in the family, it is time to seek out treatment.
Our dual diagnosis treatment center in Los Angeles, California offers evidence-based, gender-specific programming to Los Angeles residents and out-of-state guests who are truly looking to recover from the disease of addiction and co-occurring mental illnesses. Through our integrated therapies & programming we are able to get to the root of addiction & mental health issues. We offer the following treatment services to aide in your path to recovery.
Integrated intervention is one of the best ways to treat dual diagnosis effectively. Integrated intervention is when an individual is treated for both their mental illness and drug addiction. In the 1990’s, patients were refused to be treated for their mental illness until they were able to conquer their drinking problem. This way of thinking is outdated to say the least, and doctors know that to cure a patient, effectively, both issues need to be addressed.
You and your treatment provider should work together so you both understand how each condition affects the other and how to make the treatment as effective as possible. Everyone will need their own unique treatment plan, but here are some common methods used today:
Detoxification – Detox is one of the first major hurdles for somebody with dual diagnosis. As you might expect, inpatient detox is typically more effective than outpatient as far as safety and sobriety. When a patient goes the route of inpatient detox, they are monitored at all times by a trained staff member; this can last for up to seven days. In some cases, the staff member will attempt to wean a person off the substance by administering tapering amounts to lessen the impact of withdrawal.
Inpatient Rehab – Inpatient rehabilitation is often the best treatment for somebody experiencing a mental disorder and showing patterns of drug dependency. With inpatient rehabilitation, they can receive medical and mental health care around the clock. A good treatment center will provide medication, support and therapy to help treat an individual suffering from dual diagnosis. Intensive Outpatient Programs can also be a very effective treatment for addiction. Thrive Treatment℠ is a IOP program with great ratings.
Sober Living – Essentially the same thing as a group home or sober house, a sober living’s purpose is to offer sober housing with oversight and constant support in order to help the newly sober avoid relapse while they are not in day treatment. Since these homes are often not run by a licensed professional, the level of quality care will vary. Many of these homes have been criticized, so do your research before you choose one. Check out our List of Sober Livings to find a great fit for you!
Psychotherapy – This can be a big part of treating a dual diagnosis patient effectively. More specifically, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy teaches people how to cope with and alter ineffective thinking patterns.
Self-help & Support Groups – The feeling of dual diagnosis is one that is challenging and isolating. In support groups, members can share frustrations and celebrate achievements. People with dual diagnosis can find others with the same affliction and receive referrals for specialists as well as recovery tips from peers. In a support group, everybody has the same goal: to get better. This kind of setting will provide individuals with a clean space that can support the growth of healthy relationships.
If one of the two dual diagnosis disorders is left untreated, both will usually get worse. The combination of two separate disorders can lead to a poor response to treatments and an increased risk of other serious medical complications.
If you or a loved one is suffering from dual diagnosis, they’re not alone. Based on a national survey on drug use and health, more than eight-million people in the U.S. alone suffer from mental disorder and substance abuse simultaneously. Admitting that there is a problem is the first and most important step towards recovery. The next step is to get you or your loved one the quality care they need to get better.