At Tres Vistas Recovery, we understand the complexities of dual diagnosis, a condition where substance abuse often coexists with mental health disorders. Rooted in the heart of Orange County, our comprehensive dual-diagnosis treatment program extends beyond addressing the symptoms of addiction, providing individuals with an integrative path to holistic healing.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, approximately 7.7 million Americans have co-occurring disorders. Given the intertwined nature of these disorders, our approach at Tres Vistas Recovery embraces the nuances of dual diagnosis, providing a multidimensional treatment plan tailored to the unique needs of each individual. This concerted approach has proven beneficial in breaking the addiction and mental health distress cycle, fostering sustainable recovery.
Understanding Dual Diagnosis
The concept of dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorders, can initially seem intimidating. It is when a person deals with two serious issues simultaneously – a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. Surprisingly, this is not rare. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimated that nearly 9.2 million adults in the U.S. had a dual diagnosis in 2018.
Having these problems together creates a unique challenge because symptoms from one can often make the other worse. For instance, a person with anxiety might turn to alcohol to feel more relaxed, but in the long run, this can lead to more severe anxiety or dependence on alcohol.
The good news is, understanding the issue is the first step toward getting better. At Tres Vistas Recovery, we are experienced in treating dual diagnoses. We don’t just treat the symptoms. We treat the whole person, helping them overcome their struggles and move towards a healthier life.
Our Approach to Dual Diagnosis Treatment
At Tres Vistas Recovery, we offer an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and partial hospitalization program (PHP), providing a comprehensive approach to dual diagnosis treatment in Orange County. We tackle a wide array of co-occurring disorders, including but not limited to addiction and depression, substance abuse and anxiety, and PTSD coupled with alcoholism.
Our dual-diagnosis treatment programs are spearheaded by a team of dedicated professionals, including licensed therapists, psychiatric specialists, and addiction counselors. With years of experience under their belts, they bring expertise, knowledge, and compassion to our center, ensuring that each individual’s unique needs and challenges are met with personalized treatment plans.
Integrated Care for Comprehensive Healing
At Tres Vistas Recovery, our treatment philosophy is built upon the integrated care model, which highlights the importance of simultaneously addressing both mental health disorders and substance use disorders. A study from 2019 supports this approach, suggesting that integrated treatment for dual diagnosis leads to better outcomes when both disorders are treated as part of a single, coordinated plan.
Our integrated approach embodies a harmonious blend of evidence-based therapies and holistic methods. Here is how we navigate this path:
Evidence-based Therapies: Our therapeutic strategy incorporates various proven techniques tailored to individual needs. These include:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT assists individuals in identifying and changing harmful thought patterns that lead to destructive behaviors and emotional distress.
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): DBT enhances emotional regulation, improves interpersonal skills, and develops distress tolerance and mindfulness, all crucial in managing symptoms of both mental health and substance use disorders.
- Motivational Interviewing: This approach fosters change by enhancing the individual’s motivation and commitment to treatment.
Holistic Therapies: Recovery involves healing the mind, body, and spirit. To this end, we complement our clinical therapies with an array of holistic therapy methods:
- Yoga: Our yoga sessions promote physical health, reduce stress, and foster a stronger mind-body connection.
- Mindfulness: Mindfulness techniques cultivate present-moment awareness, reducing stress and promoting healthier reactions to challenging situations.
- Art Therapy: Through creative mediums, art therapy encourages self-expression, emotional release, and cognitive reorganization.
These diverse therapeutic interventions focus on the mind-body connection and are crucial to overall wellness and long-term recovery. By incorporating these varied methods, our dual diagnosis treatment ensures a comprehensive healing journey tailored to the needs of each individual.
Supportive Environment for Recovery
Our location in the serene setting of Orange County offers a safe, welcoming, and healing environment. We work diligently to create an empowering atmosphere where individuals feel valued and understood. Our outpatient model balances treatment, personal responsibilities, and real-world experiences, contributing to a more effective recovery process.
Continuous Aftercare Support
Believing in the continuum of care, Tres Vistas Recovery offers continuous aftercare support, including alum programs and ongoing counseling, even after completing the treatment program. A study from the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment found that aftercare programs can reduce the risk of relapse by as much as 20%. This approach reinforces the skills and strategies acquired during treatment and provides much-needed support during the early stages of recovery.
Start Your Journey to Recovery Today
If you or your loved one are struggling, our dual diagnosis treatment in Orange County can help you. Tres Vistas Recovery is dedicated to guiding individuals to regain control of their lives and achieve sustained recovery. Contact us today to learn more about our services and take the first step towards a healthier, substance-free life.
Tracey Kane is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Assistant Clinical Director at Tres Vistas Recovery. With over 11 years of experience in the field of addiction treatment, Tracey has dedicated her career to helping individuals struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues.