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Because of the effect that drugs and alcohol have on the brain, addiction and mental illness often co-exist. You will require a dual diagnosis to treat both conditions when this happens.

Addiction doesn’t always require a dual diagnosis, but it happens more often than not. It’s not always clear which condition came first; it’s only next to impossible to treat one without treating the other simultaneously. Failing to diagnose mental illness during addiction will often result in relapse because the root of the problem wasn’t addressed.

Unfortunately, this often happens when you don’t receive a dual diagnosis. Here are some of the most common conditions that co-exist with addiction.

  • Bipolar disorder and PTSD
  • Social anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia and depression
  • Personality and panic disorders
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What Exactly is a Dual Diagnosis?

Dual Diagnosis is when someone is suffering from a mental illness in addition to being addicted to drugs or alcohol. It’s possible that the addiction led to the mental illness or that the mental disease drove them to drugs and alcohol.

Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

If you have an undiagnosed dual diagnosis, there’s a good chance that you’ll relapse when you leave your treatment center. There’s a good chance that you’ll return to drugs and alcohol to cope with your undiagnosed mental illness.

Dual Diagnosis in Los Angeles by Trusted Rehab, Oasis Detox

At Oasis Detox, we understand how dangerous it is if you aren’t checked for a dual diagnosis. That’s why we check everyone who walks through our door for the presence of mental illness and treat it alongside your addiction.


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Does someone who's addicted always have a dual diagnosis?

While it’s fairly common, not everyone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol has a co-existing mental health issue. However, because of the relationship between chemical substances and the brain, a dual diagnosis is very possible.

Are you more likely to relapse with a dual diagnosis?

If you struggle with mental illness and receive addiction treatment, there’s a greater chance you’ll relapse if your mental illness wasn’t diagnosed and treated.

What exactly is dual diagnosis treatment?

A dual diagnosis treatment starts with seeing a mental health professional. They will determine whether or not you have a mental illness. If you receive a dual diagnosis, you will then receive treatment both for your addiction as well as for your mental illness.

How common is dual diagnosis treatment?

It’s currently estimated that 25% of addicts also have a mental health disorder—unfortunately, only 12% of addicts with a dual diagnosis received treatment for both conditions.

Can Oasis Detox treat my dual diagnosis?

At Oasis Detox, our team of medical and mental health professionals can diagnose and treat co-existing conditions. We will perform your dual diagnosis in Los Angeles and treat you according to your addiction and mental illness.

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