Peer Mental Wellness offers outpatient mental health treatment in Los Angeles. One of the ways we support our community is by providing treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. In our welcoming, supportive center, you’ll find high-quality clinical care, evidence-based therapies, and holistic approaches to care that can help our participants reconnect with their inner artist.
Learn more about our approach to co-occurring disorders treatment by connecting with Peer Mental Wellness at 714.844.5473 today.
What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?
Co-occurring disorders are diagnosed when an individual struggles with more than one condition simultaneously, such as a mental health and a substance use disorder. At Peer Mental Wellness, we’re able to offer support for those who are facing challenges with their mental health that might be exacerbated by the presence of an addiction to drugs or alcohol.
These disorders can be intertwined in complex ways. Someone who suffers from depression might develop an alcohol use disorder that makes recovery from one or the other more challenging.
Why do co-occurring disorders develop? Some individuals might turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with the symptoms of mental health conditions like anxiety or bipolar disorder. While this might provide temporary relief, these soothing effects will not last. Instead, drugs or alcohol can actually worsen mental health conditions over time.
At Peer Mental Wellness, we can help you identify the root causes behind these co-occurring disorders. The cycle of destruction that can accompany co-occurring disorders can be broken, and lasting recovery is possible.
Our Approach to Treatment
The most effective approach to co-occurring disorders treatment involves a mix of therapies, consistent support, and connections to community resources—all of which you’ll find at Peer Mental Wellness.
There are a variety of treatments available for co-occurring disorders. Therapy aims to help people with co-occurring disorders understand and manage their conditions. It can also help them develop healthy coping mechanisms and improve their relationships.
Professional treatment is important for people with co-occurring disorders because it provides comprehensive care. This means that all of the person’s needs are addressed, including:
- Physical health needs – Medical care can be needed in the early days of recovery
- Housing and employment assistance – Having a stable home life is essential for those with co-occurring disorders
- Mental health support – Care designed to help those struggling with anxiety and depression can make a difference
Relapse is common for those with both a mental health and a substance use disorder. This is because many treatment programs don’t adequately address both conditions. Professional help is essential in these situations in order to give participants a strong foundation for lasting recovery.
Peer Mental Wellness is more than a treatment center—we offer a community. Here, participants connect with each other and develop a network of support that can help those in our care make lasting changes in their lives. Therapies like art therapy, music therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy help participants develop healthy coping skills they can lean on through challenges in the days to come and beyond.
Reach Out to Peer Mental Wellness for Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
We provide top-quality care for those who have fallen into a harmful cycle of mental health issues and addiction. Our vibrant, active community is a place to heal and reconnect with yourself.
In addition to our co-occurring disorders treatment program, Peer Mental Wellness offers a partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient program, and an outpatient program. These levels of care ensure that our participants have the support they need every step of the way as they work towards recovery.
Connect with our team at 714.844.5473 or reach out online today to learn more about how our co-occurring disorders treatment center in Los Angeles can help you or your loved one heal.