Summit Estate specializes in the treatment of individuals suffering with a dual diagnosis. Our luxurious, beautiful setting in the Santa Cruz Mountains, as well as personalized treatment planning, can provide an ideal dual diagnosis treatment program in California. Whether in our exclusive Residential or Outpatient treatment facility, each individual receives holistic treatment to care for the mind, body, and spirit. Our compassionate and caring staff make certain everybody who enters our doors has the best chance possible to overcome those things keeping them from living a healthy and happy life.
What Is Dual Diagnosis?
When an individual who is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction also has a mental health problem, such as depression or anxiety, it is referred to as a “dual diagnosis” or a “co-occurring disorder”. Because of difficulties presented to providers who do not have experience with dual diagnoses, this disorder should be identified specifically by an experienced dual diagnosis treatment center. There are many reasons for this – to start, there are a large number of combinations of substance abuse and psychiatric disorders which may constitute the co-occurring disorder, it may be a combination of alcohol addiction coupled with depression, heroin addiction coupled with anxiety, or pain medication coupled with PTSD. Additionally, one disorder may not be as severe as another. Finally, many of the symptoms of psychiatric disorders are easily masked by the symptoms of the addiction. In such cases, a dual diagnosis treatment program in California is necessary.