Undiagnosed and untreated mental health issues can lead to substance use, as the need to alleviate painful and misunderstood symptoms increases. Unfortunately, this method of coping can have dire consequences, as addictions and lethal dependencies develop. The situation becomes compounded, as now both mental health and addiction need to be addressed and tended to. 


Fortunately, stabilization and healing from co-occurring disorders is possible through specialized treatment, medication management, education, and a commitment to recovery groups and continued therapeutic support. 


The specialized treatment includes unique and individualized care. This may consist of residency, intensive outpatient, detox, or other psychiatric support. What’s really important and powerful about specialized treatment, is that a care team is customized to meet your specific needs. Needs will fluctuate, so flexibility and communication are key


Medication management education offers empowering information so that someone navigating medical support will be knowledgeable and in greater control of their mental health. With accountability, accuracy, consistency, and guidance, healing can be taken to a new level. 


Recovery groups and therapeutic supports are a potent and meaningful resource. They can be anything from 12–step meetings to spirituality collectives, art and writing meetups, loss and grief groups, or individual and family therapy. There are so many opportunities to find the right therapeutic tools, and different activities can be right at different times. 


Living with and healing from co-occurring disorders is an opportunity for even more profound transformation. Still, this opportunity requires tremendous patience, self-love, a strong care team, and a willingness to learn and reflect on symptoms associated with mental health. The recovering person must examine their addiction and how it interacts with mental health. Co-occurring disorders are complicated, so the treatment approach needs to be comprehensive. 


At Alta Loma Transformational Living, you will meet knowledgeable, compassionate professionals that understand addiction in all its forms.  Alta Loma uses an integrative and holistic approach to treat addiction and mental health issues. No treatment is one-size-fits-all, where you will have a team of experts prepared to create your customized treatment plan.  We offer care for your mind, body, and spirit, so that you can heal from the inside out and look forward to a lifetime of sobriety and wellness. If you are ready to take the first step in your recovery, please call us at 866-457-3843.