When a person has a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder of mental illness and addiction, there are unique challenges to successful treatment.
As one of the leading Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers, Inspire Malibu integrates mental health and addiction treatment modalities into a single, comprehensive program specifically designed to meet each individual patient’s condition.
Note the terms “Dual Diagnosis” and “Co-occurring Disorders” are often used interchangeably.
One common misconception is that drug use alone can cause psychiatric conditions like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, though symptoms may be similar. The difference is that drug or alcohol-induced psychosis impacts brain chemistry but often goes away as the effects of substance abuse diminish. In contrast, psychosis from mental illness may continue and require specific intervention to treat the disorder.