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Dual Diagnosis: What Does It Actually Mean?

Dual Diagnosis is not a new term in drug addiction and treatment services. However, it is a term that is often misunderstood. If you’ve received a Dual Diagnosis, read on to learn more about what this actually means for you in terms of treatment.

The needs of clients with co-occurring disorders/dual diagnosis are often more complex than others and must be managed by a skilled and dedicated clinical team.

If you have a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis, you are not alone.

Dual Diagnoses, which is also known as Co-occurring Disorders, refers to the existence of a psychiatric or mood disorder combined with substance abuse by a client who is suffering from symptoms of both, simultaneously.

Co-occurring Disorders can take many forms, and the existence of a Co-occurring Disorders may have a direct and important impact on your treatment, particularly if your treatment plan involves the use of Medically Assisted Treatments.  It is imperative that expert medical oversight remain a constant source of support throughout your treatment to ensure your individual needs and goals are met by individuals with a unique understanding of these particular struggles.

What Is the Best Approach to Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Before treatment begins, an assessment should be conducted to determine a personalized treatment plan to address the impact of substance abuse and and/or withdrawal upon underlying and possibly exacerbated symptoms resulting from the misuse of substances. At Revive Recovery, we offer individualized programs led by skilled medical professionals that recognize the unique challenges that occur with treating a Dual Diagnosis. Often clients sense a great deal of relief when receiving support to identify the sources of their struggles and developing a plan to address their issues comprehensively and compassionately.

What Does Revive Offer in Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Our professional staff at Revive Recovery are especially trained to treat our patients holistically. We believe this is the best approach to treating people with Dual Diagnosis and other conditions.

Our West Los Angeles location offers a beautiful, boutique, treatment environment that caters to the needs of each unique individual and their personal needs and goals. Our staff client/ratio is 4:1 and we choose to limit our census to six individuals at a time. This approach allows us to offer individualized, client-centered treatment that we believe our clients deserve.

Our services include medical treatments, detox services, nutrition therapy, emotional and psychological support and evidence-based holistic wellness services to address each of your individual concerns and goals through every phase of your recovery process.