There is a strong link between mental health and substance use disorders. While it cannot be said that one directly causes the other, the fact is that they frequently occur together and feed off of one another. Co-occurring disorder treatment refers to the practice of simultaneously treating the two. It is common for individuals with mental health disorders to seek symptom relief by using drugs or alcohol. It is also common for individuals suffering from addiction to develop mental health disorders, including depression and anxiety. No matter which occurs as the primary issue, a dual diagnosis treatment program offers the best chance for long-term recovery from both.
With over 50 years of experience in the field, New Bridge Foundation® is the premier choice for dual diagnosis treatment in Northern California. Our non-profit addiction treatment center is in a private location but conveniently located and easily accessible. Ranked as one of America’s “Best Addiction Treatment Centers,” by Newsweek, for 2 consecutive years (2020, 2021) we offer an array of affordable treatment options. Contact New Bridge Foundation® today if you or a loved one needs co-occurring treatment. Call 866.772.8491 to learn more.
The Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers in Northern California
Estimates predict that nearly half of individuals with a mental health disorder also have a substance use disorder. Because different conditions can have similar symptoms, and substance use disorders can mimic mental health symptoms, a proper diagnosis is critical to effective treatment.
Our integrated approach to dual diagnosis treatment streamlines your recovery and helps explain how your co-occurring disorders impact each other and your overall functioning. At New Bridge Foundation®, you will learn coping and life skills to carry with you beyond counseling to maintain long-term recovery. Dual diagnosis treatment in Northern California can include:
- Individual counseling
- Evidence-based therapies
- Holistic care for the body, mind, and spirit
- Co-occurring disorder education and group counseling
- Medication management
- Relapse prevention planning
- Family support
- Community and peer support
- Free aftercare for life
Experts agree that individuals suffering from co-occurring disorders should receive treatment from providers who are adept at treating both mental health and substance use disorders. The multidisciplinary treatment at New Bridge Foundation® includes physicians, psychiatrists, mental health practitioners, and certified drug and alcohol counselors. Many of our treatment team members are in recovery themselves, so they are uniquely qualified to understand the needs of our clients.
The Signs and Symptoms of Co-Occurring Disorders
The signs and symptoms of co-occurring disorders will vary among individuals and depend upon the nature of the dual diagnosis. For example, a person suffering from alcohol use disorder and depression will exhibit different symptoms than someone who has PTSD and opioid addiction. However, there are some general warning signs to watch for, including behavioral, physical, cognitive, and psychosocial symptoms.
- Withdrawal from family and friends
- Significant changes in personality
- Using alcohol or drugs to cope with emotions or difficult situations
- No longer participating in previously enjoyed activities
- Erratic behaviors
- Extreme fatigue
- Significant weight gain or weight loss
- Poor hygiene
- Insomnia or hypersomnia
- Inability to focus
- Periods of disorientation or confusion
- Blackouts or loss of consciousness
- Emotional detachment
- Inappropriate anger or hostility
- Feeling invincible
- Suicidal ideation
Substance use disorders and mental health disorders destroy people’s lives and present treatment challenges. When they co-occur, they become even more complicated. Until recently, they were treated separately, resulting in chronic relapse for many. We now know that how co-occurring disorders feed off of one another makes it necessary to treat them simultaneously for successful recovery.
Discover Dual Diagnosis Treatment at New Bridge Foundation®
Untreated co-occurring disorders result in an overall decline in one’s physical and psychological well-being. Though effective treatment is easily accessible in Northern California, only a small percentage of individuals receive the comprehensive, integrated treatment they need and deserve. New Bridge Foundation® is here to help. In addition to dual diagnosis treatment, our programs and services include:
- Detox program
- Short-term residential rehab
- Short-term outpatient rehab
- Long-term residential rehab
- Telehealth services for California residents
- LGBTQ+ addiction treatment
- Veteran and active-duty military treatment
If you or a loved one suffers from co-occurring disorders, you are not alone. Begin your recovery journey today at New Bridge Foundation®. Reach out online or call 866.772.8491.