Cliffside Malibu - Hazy Beach Cliffs

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

When a person has both a problem with mental illness and a problem with substance abuse, it is known as a dual diagnosis. When a person has this particular problem, dual diagnosis treatment becomes a very important issue. More so than having one of the two conditions, you need to make absolutely sure that your dual diagnosis treatment is done by someone that really knows what they are doing. If you do not do this, you could end up with an unqualified person that might be able to help you with one of the problems, but is not really able to help you when it comes to the overall condition.

We understand that problem completely and that is why we want you to come to us for dual diagnosis treatment. The main thing to understand when it comes to dual diagnosis treatment is that unless you do it right, you could end up making the situation worse. We know how to do it right. We have spent years perfecting the techniques that we use at our drug rehab center and we are at a point now that we can be extremely confident in applying those techniques to the present circumstance. You don’t have to take our word for it though since you can make an appointment and see for yourself. To learn more about what we do, call Cliffside Malibu at (424) 320-3061.

Simultaneous Dual Diagnosis Treatment

The main challenge when it comes to dual diagnosis treatment is treating both your mental and substance abuse problems at the same time. If a dual diagnosis treatment does not do this, the increase in severity of one problem can wipe out the gains made on the other. Think about a case of depression and alcoholism. Increases in depression are worthless without getting the alcohol addiction under control. By the same token, increased depression can easily lead a person back to alcohol abuse even if they have successfully received treatment for that problem at a rehab.

Because of the dual threat that is represented by these two conditions together, dual diagnosis treatment needs to attack both of them at the same time. Simultaneous treatment is really the only way to deal with this problem in a credible way. That is a fact that many facilities do not seem to understand. If there is any rehab that would like to treat one of your problems before the other, do not allow them to help you because they truly cannot. They have no idea what is going on. We, on the other hand, understand the concept of simultaneous treatment and will apply it to your case if you give us a chance to treat you.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Since the goal here is simultaneous treatment, dual diagnosis treatment will most definitely have an aspect of substance abuse treatment to it. This treatment will actually be done at our facility in the same way that the normal substance abuse program would work. To that end, if you have ever had substance abuse treatment before, chances are that you already have a reasonably good idea of what is going to happen in terms of treatment when you visit our center. There are some changes made to the treatment to make it work within the larger context of dual diagnosis treatment, but the changes are probably not as large as you might otherwise expect.

The main thing to realize about this particular aspect of the dual diagnosis treatment is that you are going to receive it at our drug abuse and alcohol rehab center. Our rehab is a beautiful building both inside and outside that will make you feel comfortable and at home from the moment you walk in. Comfortable patients are easier to treat and that is why we have gone out of our way to make sure that even before the dual diagnosis treatments begin you are already feeling pretty good about the choice that you made. Not many other centers are willing to do that, but we are. This is just one more reason why you should trust us with your treatment.

Mental Dual Diagnosis Treatment

The other aspect of the dual diagnosis treatment is the mental aspect. Mental illness treatment has been around for a very long time. If you suffer from a chronic mental condition such as chronic depression, chances are very good that you have seen a lot of the treatments we will suggest for this aspect of your dual diagnosis treatment as well. Things like counseling and medication form the bedrock of treatment for mental illness and they will also factor heavily into your treatment for your dual diagnosis.

Without bragging too much, it is sufficient to say that we are really proud of our mental health and alcohol rehab facilities at Cliffside Malibu. We have some of the best mental health professionals in the world. We take on tough cases all the time, so they gain a lot of practice and experience through dealing with these tough cases. Dual diagnosis treatment involves both aspects, but having a world class mental health department certainly helps us a lot in delivering that treatment.

Mental Illness Treatment For The Win

Our mental illness treatment is easily one of the best around on account of the strong mental health department that we have. We also have some great personnel when it comes to treating substance abuse problems. Therefore, we have the ability to deliver a well-rounded dual diagnosis treatment program to anyone that wants it. If you would like to start licking your problems right now, you need to give us a call. It is toll free and we always have someone standing by to take your call.

For additional information on the Dual Diagnosis Treatment options at Cliffside Malibu, please visit our main rehab center page.


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