Dual-Diagnosis Treatment in Costa Mesa

Dual-Diagnosis, otherwise known as Co-Occurring Disorders, is the term used to describe a situation when an individual struggling with a substance abuse disorder also has a mental illness. At Opus Health, we use dual-diagnosis treatment to help you treat your mental health disorder without using dangerous substances.

What Is Dual-Diagnosis?

The term “Dual-Diagnosis” can pertain to a broad spectrum of mental illnesses and addictions. Whether the addiction or mental illness becomes present first, the two can often be seen hand-in-hand. Substance misuse can worsen mental disorders. Additionally, some people who experience mild to severe mental illnesses can turn to drugs or alcohol to cope, and a vicious cycle can begin.

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When you arrive at our drug treatment center, you will be surrounded by knowledgeable staff who desire to help you transition from drug or alcohol addiction to lasting sobriety. Because many of our treatment team have firsthand experience with addiction, we can relate to the devastation addiction caused for you and your loved ones. We focus on what’s important, without judgment, so our clients can pour all their available resources into recovery from addiction.

Symptoms of Dual-Diagnosis

It’s important that only a licensed medical professional diagnose a mental health or substance use disorder. At Opus Health, we understand it can be common for some of our patients to have some level of Dual Diagnoses. We use professional, medical diagnosis to fully identify a co-occurring disorder. Our clinical team is equipped to address the main struggles of those in our care who may have specific needs in this case.

Signs of Dual-Diagnosis


Using drugs or alcohol to escape mental or emotional struggle.


Extreme mood changes/ Irritability


Purposefully withdrawing from friends, family, and loved ones.


Delusions or sensory experiences that are not shared by others.


Consistent struggle to keep one's job, pay rent, or maintian stable relationships.


Shows feelings of despair, hopelessness, or extreme outrange for several weeks in a row

Is Dual-Diagnosis Treatment Right For Me?

At Opus Health, we understand that dual-diagnosis treatment is essential for anyone diagnosed with a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. It is vital to get help for both of the issues, not just address one of them.

If you have been previously diagnosed with a co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder, then dual-diagnosis treatment is right for you. To be sure it’s the best treatment option, you can:

Speak with your primary care provider

Speak with a licensed mental health professional

Talk to a representative of Opus Health

Reach Out And Take The First Step

Common Disorders in Dual-Diagnosis

No two mental illnesses are identical, just as no addiction looks the same for everyone. Treatment for Dual-Diagnosis is individualized for the patient and his specific history, condition, and psychiatric needs.

We take serious consideration and care when working with patients to meet the best possible treatment modalities for their recovery.

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Treatment Options

Co-occurring disorders are taken seriously. We work with all Dual-Diagnosis patients at their own pace to the best of our ability. Different diagnoses can require the following treatments: