Dual diagnosis treatment | Lake Hughes Recovery Addiction is a complex disease that affects all aspects of your life, whether you realize it or not. You can’t treat addiction without also treating its other effects or causes. Depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common examples. It’s usually called a dual diagnosis, co-occurring disorders, or comorbidity. They all mean the same thing, and they’re all extremely common among addicts.

Unfortunately, the symptoms of co-occurring disorders often make your addiction worse. For example, you drink because you’re depressed, and you’re depressed because you drink. In other cases, drugs or alcohol may be the “medicine” that makes you feel more at ease or confident. For lasting results, these problems must be treated at the same time.

Examples of strategies we use in dual-diagnosis treatment:

  • Teaching Healthy Coping Methods
  • Relapse Prevention Skills
  • Nutritional Education
  • Yoga or Fitness Therapy
  • 12 steps meetings

Treating the Whole Person

By the time you “officially” begin treatment, you’ll have a pretty good idea what else you need treatment for. The average day is a mix of addiction treatment, therapy for co-occurring disorders, rest, and recreation. These techniques form a holistic approach that treats the whole person, not only the addiction.

As you know, addiction doesn’t just create problems for you. It also affects the people who care about you. The more involved they are in your recovery, the better. They can stop in on weekends to give words of encouragement or join group sessions in person, by phone, or through video conferencing.

Therapies used by Lake Hughes Recovery include:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Equine Therapy

All of these types of therapies focus on different subjects and tackle different issues, so many people participate in a combination of options.

An important thing to remember during dual diagnosis treatment is that this is the time for you to develop lifelong strategies and techniques. In a treatment facility, you’re detached from the stress and influences of your daily life. Addiction and mental illness require a lifetime of care and mindfulness to prevent relapse, which is a mindset you’ll form during treatment.

Treatment at Lake Hughes Recovery

Often, the stress and temptations of everyday life make recovering from addiction exponentially more difficult. The best solution? Enrolling in a treatment facility that offers a full continuum of care in a beautiful environment. Lake Hughes Recovery in California is all those things and more.

Lake Hughes Recovery is a licensed, 24-7 residential facility surrounded by 37 acres of serene landscape. This peaceful environment allows clients to escape from the stress of everyday life and focus on their health, wellness, and recovery.

Lake Hughes Recovery is also the largest drug and alcohol treatment campus in California and hosts a number of treatment programs, including:

If you or someone you love is suffering from addiction and mental illnesses, it’s time to find help. Call the professionals at Lake Hughes Recovery today at (888) 677-0502 to learn more about our comprehensive treatment programs.