Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

Seek help for both problems and not just one


One may have entered treatment for addiction, only to relapse time and time again, unaware of the truth: there’s an underlying mental illness or disorder pushing the individual to fuel the addiction. From a variety of illnesses including depression or anxiety, an individual will sometimes drink, eat, smoke or inhale attempting to deal with the internal issues.

This finding is known as dual diagnosis; wherein a person will struggle with an addiction and accompanying mental illness at the same time. Individuals who continue to seek treatment for only one of these co-occurring conditions can feel trapped in an endless cycle.

There is no need to allow the cycle to continue. Treatment of co-occurring conditions at the Sovereign Health Group helps patients merge from rehabilitation into recovery. The first step begins with seeking proper treatment. Do not hesitate and take that first step today.

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What is dual diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is the treatment of at least two co-occurring disorders or conditions, in order to prevent relapse from the untreated disorder. Also known as co-occurring conditions, people who struggle with a mental illness may abuse substances to self-medicate and vice versa. Since alcoholism is a depressant, someone beginning treatment for depression, may not realize their alcohol use is a serious problem for their treatment.

Co-occurring conditions need to be treated together; otherwise, a patient will treat one condition, only to relapse from another. Symptoms of co-occurring addiction or mental disorders include continually relapsing after completing a rehab program, as well as having a family history of mental illness or substance addiction.

Symptoms of co-occurring conditions may not be easily noticeable right away, which is why a proper facility needs to screen for any conditions upon admission to the rehab facility.

The Sovereign Health Group offers assessment and treatment for co-occurring conditions. An admissions counselor will search through a patient’s family history, treatment history and how the patient feels when sober, before reaching a diagnosis. The counselor will also keep an eye out for signs and symptoms of other possible issues and then develop an accurate diagnosis.

What does co-occurring treatment look like at Sovereign Health Group?

At the Sovereign Health Group, patients experience a specialized treatment tailored to each individual and not a broad solution. While people may have similar illnesses or addictions, each person experiences and copes differently. Especially with co-occurring conditions, patients will have unique reactions to a mental illness and addiction.

The program combines individual psychotherapy with group therapy for each patient. Alternative forms of therapy and activities used in treatment include:

  • Equine therapy
  • Art
  • Meditation
  • Exercise
  • Yoga

The Sovereign Health Group also offers a unique brain remediation program, which utilizes CogTest and Neurobic. This helps to restore cognitive abilities during treatment, enhancing the entire recovery process. One of the differences between Sovereign Health and other facilities is that patients at Sovereign Health are taught how to live a new and sober lifestyle after treatment. Patients learn how to maintain the healthy lifestyle earned in treatment through support and therapy. The Sovereign Health Group offers an aftercare program for patients to continue receiving support after recovery. Find out more about the aftercare program here.

Begin co-occurring treatment at Sovereign Health

All the Sovereign Health Group facilities are equipped to treat co-occurring disorders along with residential treatment facilities to help the patient through rehabilitation. The staff for each facility is comprised of multidisciplinary staff members trained in treatment of co-occurring conditions.

The main Sovereign Health Group facility, headquartered out of San Clemente, CA, allows patients to stay in residential housing near the glistening open water, as opposed to a single-window hospital bedroom.

In order to begin treatment with Sovereign, speak to an admissions team member today. The admissions team can answer any questions and concerns, bringing clarity to the decision process. Sovereign Health Group accepts most major insurance plans and can work with possible payment options for treatment.

If you or a loved one struggles with a co-occurring addiction or mental health condition, contact us today at 866-629-0442. Do not let a co-occurring condition undermine treatment.