Dual Diagnosis Treatment in San Diego

It’s possible that you’ve never heard of dual diagnosis treatment for addiction. This form of addiction treatment has actually been life changing for so many people who struggled with addictions for most of their adult lives.

Even so, it’s not always readily offered by many of the addiction treatment centers in San Diego, California. Instead, the tendency is often to treat addiction separately from the underlying cause of the addiction; which is usually some type of mental illness.

If you’ve been diagnosed with a mental illness and you struggle with an addiction, chances are pretty good that you’ve also not gotten the right kind of treatment.

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The Link Between Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

Studies show that addiction and mental health disorders often go hand-in-hand. It’s common for those struggling with depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions to use alcohol and drugs to self-medicate their symptoms.

Over time, this can lead to alcohol addiction or drug abuse . The challenge then becomes how to help the person manage the addiction when the co-occurring mental health disorder can be such a strong trigger for substance use. When both addiction and a dual disorder exist, co-occurring disorder treatment is needed to support an individual through full recovery.

The key to treating co-occurring disorders and addiction is integrated care – treating both conditions at the same time, in a way that acknowledges the effect that each condition has on the other. Whether addiction came first, or the co-occurring disorder is an underlying factor, making sure that co-occurring disorder treatment supports the management of both disorders is necessary to achieve abstinence and recovery.

Common Types of
Co-Occurring Disorders

There are many types of co-occurring disorders. Research tells us that more than 50% of the time, one of the following is contributing to an addiction:

  • Depressive disorder
  • Anxiety disorder or panic disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

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How We Can Help With Your Dual Diagnosis Treatment


Crownview Co-Occurring Institute offers specific dual diagnosis treatment for addiction, alcoholism and co-occurring mental health disorders. We understand the critical importance for treating all aspects of addiction in the recovery process.

Our multidisciplinary team are experienced in assessing, diagnosing and treating both addictive and co-occurring disorders. Every patient at Crownview Co-Occurring Institute receives a comprehensive mental health evaluation to ensure an accurate diagnosis. From there, we help patients manage or overcome the symptoms of any mental health problems they are facing.

Throughout their treatment, each patient’s progress is closely monitored so that we can ensure they are receiving the best addiction treatment and psychiatric care.

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Inpatient Dual Diagnosis Treatment in San Diego

In an inpatient setting:

  • Patients are completely removed from the situations and people that might be contributing to their symptoms and to their addictions.
  • Patients are able to go through drug or alcohol detox, which is necessary with some types of substances for proper recovery.
  • Patients are able to work very closely with their counselors to discover what the underlying cause is behind their addictions.
  • Doctors are able to correctly monitor medications and make the appropriate adjustments while keeping a close eye on patients’ progress.
  • Staff members are able to offer consistent support during a time when it is really needed.

Convincing a Loved One to Get Help

Convincing a family member, partner or close friend to get Dual Diagnosis treatment can be extremely challenging.

Our facilities in San Diego are ideally equipped to help you or someone close to you regarding multiple levels of mental health disorders which could include schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, drug addiction, and alcohol addiction. We encourage you to contact us if you’re ready to seek professional help for these challenging conditions.

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