Dual Diagnosis is a medical term that explains why many young adults today will self medicate or utilize other forms of addiction to feel better. These symptoms can be difficult if not impossible to identify in the beginning of the recovery process. However, once our client has an opportunity to safely remove the drugs/alcohol from their system with or without our painless detox process, further assessments can be made by our clinical staff to uncover underlying issues that may have precipitated the need and use of drug abuse, alcoholism, sex, or eating disorders to self medicate.
Dual diagnosis is also used to describe a co-occuring condition in which a woman or man is simultaneously diagnosed with conditions that may be treated though drug therapy, counseling, or a combination of the two include (but are not limited to) Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Love Addiction, Eating Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Delusional Disorder, and Schizophrenia.
At Balboa Horizons Treatment Center, we have discovered through successfully treating many men & women of all ages, that most people do in fact suffer from dual diagnosis, co-occuring disorders such at depression, alcoholism, bi-polar and eating disorders. The first step in the recovery process is to stabilize the client via detox or other methods, and remove the addictions for the patient in a safe, loving and controlled environment so that addiction counseling and therapy can commence. Utilizing non-judgmental evaluations made with love, acceptance and support; assist us in determining and diagnosing the underlying issues that cause the addiction and/or resulting trauma.
Balboa Horizons Treatment Team has continued success in recovery for our clients is attributed to our in depth understanding and treatment model as it relates specifically to those whom are experiencing co-occuring/dual diagnosis disorders. Please call us today for immediate assistance.
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