The Dual Diagnosis treatment program at BeWell Recovery Sherman Oaks is designed for individuals who have both mental illness and a substance abuse problem. Dual diagnosis often develops during the withdrawal period or due to drug addiction and may range from very mild depression to severe bipolar disorders.
A common issue with dual diagnosis or co-occurring issues is the difficulty of identifying whether the mental illness was caused by substance abuse or whether the addiction originated from the mental illness. In both cases, however, it is crucial to treat co-occurring psychological disorders along with the addiction. Individuals who undergo both treatments simultaneously are more likely to overcome their addiction, manage symptoms and start living healthier, happier lives.