When a mental health disorder occurs with an addiction, a client needs dual diagnosis treatment to treat both conditions together. At LA Detox, we offer dual diagnosis treatment in Los Angeles, California, for those with both addiction and mental health conditions that need to be treated in a rehab like setting.
Currently, an estimated 20 million Americans struggle with addiction. While it’s easy to believe that most of these cases are people who went down the wrong road, this isn’t the case. Often, people with addiction also have a co-occurring mental health disorder also called a dual diagnosis. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states that compared to the general population, people addicted to drugs are about twice as likely to also have a mental health disorder and the reverse is also true. Many of these incidents stem from a person trying to self-medicate for symptoms of a mental health disorder, and these symptoms can get worse when left untreated.