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.

Dual diagnosis treatment gives you the highest possible chance for recovery. We address both conditions simultaneously to give you the tools you need to manage your mental health condition in the future, while also controlling your triggers and cravings for substance abuse. We use a wide range of therapy options to help you achieve this goal. Some options will be evidence-based. In other words, experts in addiction treatment have studied these options extensively, so we know they work. Other options may be holistic, meaning that we address the harm addiction has done to your mind body and soul. Your therapy options may include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Yoga therapy

Furthermore, we tailor your treatment to your unique needs, so you get the care that will help you recover from addiction.

Integrated Treatment For Co-occurring Disorders

A dual diagnosis treatment program in California is quite different than substance abuse treatment alone. Both disorders are treated at the same time, known as “integrated treatment” for co-occurring disorders.

Without an integrated treatment plan, individuals may experience problems during and after treatment, most typically:

  • Failure to integrate with peers during treatment
  • High likelihood of leaving treatment early
  • Quick relapse after treatment

Integrated holistic treatment for co-occurring disorders is typically longer, goes through more crises, and progresses in a more gradual way. The individual being treated is also going to undergo more severe and more regular medical, emotional, and social problems as they progress. These problems are best managed by a dual diagnosis treatment program in California, like Summit Estate Recovery Center.

Call Us Today To Get Started On Your Recovery!

Are you ready to escape the chains of addiction and mental illness? Then it’s time to reach out to Summit Estate Recovery Center. We offer extensive treatment options for dual diagnosis, mental health and addiction. To learn more about options for your treatment, contact Summit Estate Recovery Center today at 800.701.6997.