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Dual Diagnosis Disorder Treatment in Los Angeles

Iris Healing Retreat can offer a thriving start to you or your loved ones recovery. 

At Iris Healing Retreat, we understand the complexity of facing both a mental health disorder and a substance abuse issue simultaneously.

Our dedicated Dual Diagnosis Treatment program in Los Angeles, California, is designed to address these intertwined challenges holistically, offering a path towards recovery that considers the entire spectrum of your needs. If you or someone you love has been struggling with a co-occurring addiction and mental health concern, we are available to help. Simply contact us over the phone or through our website to learn more about dual diagnosis treatment in Los Angeles. 

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Dual diagnosis treatment addresses individuals who simultaneously suffer from a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. This approach is essential because the presence of both conditions can complicate the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery process.


In cases of dual diagnosis, the two conditions interact in ways that can exacerbate each other. For example, a person with an untreated mental health disorder like depression or anxiety might turn to drugs or alcohol as a form of self-medication. Conversely, substance abuse can increase the severity of mental health symptoms or even trigger new symptoms. Additionally, substance abuse can complicate the course and prognosis of mental health disorders, making them harder to treat effectively.


Effective dual diagnosis treatment requires an integrated approach that addresses both the mental health condition and the substance use disorder simultaneously. This approach includes a combination of therapies tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual.

Common Dual Diagnosis Disorders

Individuals with ADHD may turn to substances as a form of self-medication to manage their symptoms, often leading to dependency.

Anxiety disorders can drive individuals to use alcohol or drugs to relieve their symptoms, which can escalate into addiction.

Substance use is particularly common in those with bipolar disorder as individuals may use drugs or alcohol to stabilize mood swings.

There is a significant overlap between eating disorders and substance abuse, often with substances used to control weight or appetite.

People with schizophrenia may engage in substance use to alleviate the symptoms or side effects of their medication.

Those with OCD may use substances to temporarily relieve the anxiety and compulsions associated with the disorder.

This complex diagnosis combines symptoms of schizophrenia and mood disorders, often co-occurring with substance abuse.

Sleep disorders can lead to the use of substances to induce sleep, which can develop into an addiction.

Chronic stress is a common trigger for substance use, as individuals seek relief through drugs or alcohol.

Our Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs in Los Angeles

Our comprehensive approach at Iris Healing Retreat includes various programs tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients in Los Angeles.


Detoxification is the critical initial phase of dual diagnosis treatment, aimed at safely removing drugs or alcohol from the body under the close supervision of medical professionals. This process is vital as it addresses the physical aspects of addiction, setting a foundation for effective psychological treatment. During detox, clients are monitored for withdrawal symptoms and are provided with medical interventions to ensure safety and comfort.


Our residential treatment program offers a highly structured and supportive environment, essential for clients with dual diagnoses. Here, individuals can immerse themselves in recovery without the distractions or triggers of their regular environment. This level of care provides 24-hour support and includes a range of therapeutic activities designed to treat both the substance use disorder and the accompanying mental health condition.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) serves as a bridge between inpatient care and outpatient treatment. It is ideal for clients who require substantial support and structured therapy but have a stable living situation. In PHP, clients spend several hours each day at the treatment facility engaging in intensive therapy sessions and return home or to a sober living environment during off-hours.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for clients who are ready to resume their daily responsibilities but still need regular support and treatment. IOP participants typically attend therapy sessions several times a week, focusing on integrating recovery strategies into their everyday lives, managing their dual diagnosis effectively, and maintaining sobriety.

Outpatient Rehab

Outpatient rehab offers the greatest level of flexibility, suitable for clients with mild dual diagnosis conditions or those transitioning from more intensive treatment programs. This program allows individuals to continue their recovery while maintaining their normal daily activities, such as work or school. Therapy sessions are scheduled around each client’s personal commitments, providing ongoing support as they apply recovery skills in real-world settings.

How Do We Treat Dual Diagnosis Disorders?

Our treatment modalities are diverse and specifically chosen to address the complexities of dual diagnosis.

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive treatment particularly useful in dual diagnosis contexts for managing depression and other mental health conditions resistant to conventional treatments. By using magnetic fields to stimulate specific areas of the brain, TMS can significantly improve symptoms, offering a vital therapeutic option without the need for medications.


Neurofeedback is employed in dual diagnosis treatment to help clients gain more control over their brain function. By observing real-time feedback of their brain activity, clients learn to regulate their brain waves, which can be instrumental in managing symptoms of both mental health disorders and addiction.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a cornerstone of dual diagnosis treatment. It assists clients in identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to mental health disorders and substance abuse, promoting healthier coping mechanisms and effective relapse prevention.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is highly effective in dual diagnosis treatment, focusing on emotional and behavioral regulation. It helps clients develop skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness, which are crucial for managing complex emotional disorders and addiction.


Brainspotting is a powerful therapeutic method used in dual diagnosis treatment to process and release unprocessed trauma that may be locked in the subcortical areas of the brain. This technique helps clients address the root causes of their emotional and behavioral issues, promoting deeper healing.

Family Therapy

Family Therapy integrates family members into the treatment process, which is vital in dual diagnosis cases. This approach helps improve communication and resolve conflicts within the family system, providing support and facilitating a more supportive environment for recovery.

Relapse Prevention

Relapse Prevention is an essential component of dual diagnosis treatment, equipping clients with the skills to identify early warning signs of relapse and implement strategies to maintain sobriety. This proactive approach helps clients manage both their mental health conditions and substance use over the long term.

Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Los Angeles

Choosing to engage in dual diagnosis treatment in Los Angeles at Iris Healing Retreat offers numerous benefits, including specialized care by experienced professionals, a supportive community, and a beautiful, serene environment conducive to healing.

Seeking dual diagnosis treatment in Los Angeles offers numerous benefits, including:

Comprehensive Care

Los Angeles hosts a wide array of treatment centers specializing in dual diagnosis, providing integrated care that addresses both mental health disorders and substance use simultaneously.

Expert Providers

The city attracts highly skilled healthcare professionals experienced in the latest therapeutic techniques for treating complex co-occurring disorders.

Supportive Community

Los Angeles has a vast and diverse recovery community, offering ample support groups and resources that can be vital for long-term recovery.

The mild climate and scenic environments of Los Angeles can be conducive to healing and wellness, offering peaceful settings that enhance the therapeutic process.

As a hub for medical research and innovation, Los Angeles offers access to cutting-edge treatments and therapies not readily available elsewhere, such as advanced neurofeedback and TMS.

Begin Your Healing Journey Today

If you or a loved one are struggling with co-occurring disorders, contact Iris Healing Retreat today to learn more about our dual diagnosis treatment programs in Los Angeles, California. 

Embark on your journey to recovery and holistic wellness. We look forward to speaking with you soon and helping you begin a transformative journey of recovery.

Call us now at 844-663-4747 or verify your insurance.