Addiction is a complex disease that affects all aspects of your life, whether you realize it or not. You can’t treat addiction without also treating its other causes.
Depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are typical examples of underlying conditions that contribute to addiction and make it worse in the long run. This is called dual diagnosis, co-occurring disorders, or comorbidity. They all mean the same thing, and they’re all prevalent among addicts.
The symptoms of co-occurring disorders often make your addiction worse. For example, you drink because you’re depressed, and you’re depressed because you drink. In other cases, drugs or alcohol may be the “medicine” that makes you feel more at ease or confident. For lasting results, these problems must be treated simultaneously for you to face addiction head-on.
By the time you begin treatment, you’ll have a pretty good idea of what else you need treatment for. Our customized approach for all applicants ensures that we’re treating everything contributing to your addiction and encouraging you to learn the skills you need to take care of your mind, body, and spirit.
The average day is a mix of addiction treatment, therapy for co-occurring disorders, rest, and recreation. These techniques form a holistic approach that treats the whole person, not only the addiction.
As you know, addiction doesn’t just create problems for you. It also affects the people who care about you. The more involved they are in your recovery, the better. They can stop in on weekends to give words of encouragement or join group sessions in person, by phone, or through video conferencing. It’s vital for us to not only support you but your family as well.
The stress and temptations of everyday life make recovering from addiction exponentially more difficult. The best solution? Enrolling in a treatment facility that offers a full continuum of care in a beautiful environment – Lake Hughes Recovery is all those things and more. Lake Hughes Recovery is a licensed, 24/7 residential facility in Gorman, California. This peaceful environment allows applicants to escape from the stress of everyday life and focus on their health, wellness, and recovery.
Lake Hughes Recovery hosts several addiction treatment programs, including:
If you or someone you love is suffering from addiction and mental illnesses, it’s time to find help. Call the professionals at Lake Hughes Recovery today to learn more about our comprehensive treatment programs.
These types of therapies focus on different subjects and tackle various issues, so many people participate in a combination of options. Our one-on-one approach will help determine what therapies are suitable for you during treatment.
An important thing to remember during dual diagnosis treatment is that this is the time for you to develop lifelong strategies and techniques. In a treatment facility, you’re detached from the stress and influences of your daily life. Addiction and mental illness require a lifetime of care and mindfulness to prevent relapse, which is a mindset you’ll form during treatment.