Mental health and substance use disorders are closely linked. Research shows that almost half of all residents seeking treatment for substance use also have a diagnosable co-occurring psychiatric disorder. When these residents enter treatment for addiction, however, their mental health concerns aren’t always addressed. This significantly lowers their chances of success.
Without proper treatment, bipolar disorder, depression and other psychiatric concerns can spiral and lead to situations that may be life-threatening. This is especially true in the case of dual diagnosis residents, who often use drugs or alcohol as a form of self-medication. When individuals use illicit substances to ease the distress caused by mental health concerns, it creates a dangerous cycle that leads to increased drug or alcohol use and worsening symptoms. If dual diagnosis residents begin recovery at a facility that ignores mental health, sobriety is difficult to sustain because psychiatric symptoms will still persist once discharged.
We offer integrative treatment from a collaborative group of health care providers that addresses two or more interwoven, connected disorders in a structured environment to help our residents discover a sense of balance and cohesiveness. Our continuum of care supports and guides residents as they move toward stability and integrate back into society. The levels of care we offer include:
At Alta Loma, we help residents dig deep into their mental health and substance use disorders and develop coping techniques for symptoms and triggers. Residents also learn life skills, medication management and healthy habits to prepare for continued success after treatment.