Mental health disorders are common and can range from mild to severe. There is a strong link between mental health disorders and substance use disorders, but it cannot be definitively stated that one causes the other. In fact, the two often have a cyclical relationship that is difficult to break without the proper treatment of both.

Having both a substance use disorder and a mental health illness such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder at the same time is referred to as having a co-occurring disorder or a dual diagnosis. Successful and lasting recovery is dependent upon treating both. At Westwind Recovery®, we understand that dealing with drug or alcohol addiction is never easy and can be even more difficult when a mental health issue is also present. Call us today to learn more about addiction and mental health treatment at our dual diagnosis treatment center in Los Angeles.

What to Expect in Mental Health Treatment

The most common mental health issues co-occurring with substance abuse are depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Often substance use disorder presents as the main issue. When only this is treated, the symptoms of the mental health disorder will usually become more severe.

This, in turn, will often lead to relapse, as the affected individual seeks to ease their emotional and psychological discomfort. Hence, the cyclical nature of co-occurring disorders.

The best treatment for dual diagnosis is an integrated approach.

Detox and subsequent treatment of the substance use disorder are the first steps. Once the body and mind are free of substances for some time, the underlying mental health symptoms will be clearly presented and can then be addressed through treatments such as:

The Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

With the complexities of treating dual diagnosis, residential treatment is often the best approach because it offers clients continuous care and support in an environment where they can focus on recovery without daily distractions. Other benefits can include:

  • Individualized treatment care plans
  • Structure and routines
  • Personal accountability
  • High quality of life
  • Peer interaction
  • Community involvement
  • Accessibility to medical and clinical professionals

If you or a loved one struggles with a mental health issue and a co-occurring substance use disorder, our treatment approach can lead to long-term positive outcomes. Lasting recovery is possible. Reach out to a treatment center near you today to learn more.

Holistic Treatment for Mental Health Disorders at Westwind Recovery®

The professional staff at Westwind Recovery® takes our client’s health and well-being very seriously and is dedicated to helping each person in our mental health treatment programs address their physical and spiritual needs as part of their recovery.

We offer clients upscale, individualized treatment with state-of-the-art facilities. In addition to prescribed treatments and therapies, we are proud to offer clients amenities such as:

  • Yoga and meditation
  • Help from a registered dietitian and nutrition groups
  • Recreational activities
  • Swimming pools and Jacuzzis
  • Gym membership and transportation

In our mental health and addiction treatment center, we strive to provide clients with appropriate resources throughout each step of the recovery process, from outpatient programs to sober living and aftercare.

Westwind Recovery® is the best choice for integrative treatment for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders in the greater Los Angeles area. Call us to talk with one of our specialists about how integrative, holistic treatment can help you or your loved one find long-term relief from mental health issues. Recovery is possible and can begin today.