Schizophrenia Treatment in San Diego

Treatment for schizophrenia is available, and lifelong recovery is attainable. As one of San Diego’s top treatment centers for schizophrenia, Crownview Co-Occurring Institute provides expert, evidence-based psychiatric treatment for schizophrenia.

It can often present with a co-occurring disorder, in many cases addiction. Those who struggle with symptoms of schizophrenia may reach for drugs or alcohol to self-medicate, resulting in true substance use problems.

This makes dual diagnosis care imperative for anyone seeking to live a life free from schizophrenia and its symptoms.

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Schizophrenia and Substance Abuse

There is a strong link between schizophrenia and substance use. Those who experience the symptoms of schizophrenia often struggle with some form of addiction as well. In fact, an estimated 50% of individuals suffering from schizophrenia have a history of substance abuse.

Schizophrenia is often mistaken for substance abuse because the disorders have similar symptoms. This can sometimes make it difficult to diagnose schizophrenia and treatment more difficult, as the symptoms of addiction can mask and obscure the symptoms. Dual diagnosis care is needed to determine the true underlying conditions.

Why are schizophrenia and addiction so strongly linked? Part of it is that those who struggle with schizophrenia often reach to drugs and alcohol as a means of self-medication. In other instances, the brain chemistry imbalances that lead to this disorder can also lead to substance use disorders—meaning the two conditions are caused by the same root problem.

“People with schizophrenia often engage in substance abuse as a way to self-medicate or alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression.”

Co-Occurring Disorders

Schizophrenia is considered a lifetime disorder, and addiction is a chronic brain disease; however, symptoms can be managed on a long-term basis with the right kind of treatment.

50% those with schizophrenia develop a substance use disorder in their lifetime.

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How We Can Help With Your Schizophrenia Treatment

Crownview Co-Occurring Institute offers specific dual diagnosis treatment for schizophrenia. We understand the critical importance for treating all aspects of schizophrenia and addictions in the treatment process.

Our multidisciplinary team are experienced in assessing, diagnosing and treating both schizophrenia 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 Schizophrenia 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.

Getting Treatment for Schizophrenia

Having a family member or loved one who is suffering from schizophrenia can be a confusing, frustrating, and even devastating experience. However, if someone you care about has been struggling with schizophrenia, it is important to understand that the situation is not hopeless.

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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