Dual Diagnosis

The coexistence of both a mental health and a substance use disorder is referred to as co-occurring disorders or Dual Diagnosis. According to the National Institutes of Health, at least half of all people who become addicted have some form of mental disorder.

Dealing with substance abuse, alcoholism, or drug addiction is never easy, and it’s even more difficult when you’re also struggling with mental health problems. When a mental health problem goes untreated, the substance abuse problem usually gets worse. And when alcohol or drug abuse increases, mental health problems usually increase too.

At Mainstay Recovery, we utilize an integrated approach, meaning we address both the substance abuse and mental health components. Through both individual and group settings, we educate you on your addiction and mental health disorder and teach you coping skills and strategies to manage your disorder. In our comfortable and safe environment you will;

  • Learn how to manage stress
  • Cope with unpleasant feelings
  • Learn your triggers and have action plans
  • Understand your family dynamic and learn about your attachment style
  • Develop healthier relationships and connections with others
  • Address destructive and negative thinking through positive psychology

Joanna Saisan, M.S.W., Melinda Smith, M.A., Lawrence Robinson, and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D.,
“Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues”, Help Guide, Last updated April 2018, www.helpguide.org

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Mainstay Recovery offers long-term comprehensive substance abuse and co-occurring outpatient treatment for all genders. We place emphasis on helping individuals to discover their sense of self, sense of purpose and how to live a life congruent to their authentic selves.


Mainstay Recovery | 2790 Harbor Blvd. Suite 310 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Office: 949.416.0526 | Admissions: 888.432.0274 | Email: Admissions@mainstayrecovery.com