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Drug and alcohol addiction does not occur in a vacuum or develop solely on its own. In many instances, the substance abuse is itself a symptom of a deeper unresolved psychological issue that has compounded over time. It is estimated that 45 percent of Americans have a dual diagnosis.

It is also estimated that 1 in every 4 Americans will experience an episode of mental illness in their lifetime.

Additionally, 23 percent of young adults in the United States have a dual diagnosis.

Dual diagnosis is complicated to treat and requires specialized treatment. If you need dual diagnosis residential treatment in California, West Valley Detox can help you. Call us toll-free right now and speak to our staff about our dual diagnosis treatment center in Los Angeles.

There are over 4,000 dual-diagnosis programs in the California.

But there's only one West Valley Detox.

What is dual-diagnosis?

As stated in the introduction, dual diagnosis occurs when an individual has a mental health issue along with substance abuse issues. The most common mental health issues associated with substance abuse include the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder

Interestingly, a dual diagnosis does not exclusively apply to those with a substance abuse issue. Dual diagnosis can also occur in those people who have “process” addictions, such as gambling addiction, food addiction, or sex addiction.



At West Valley Detox Treatment, we provide clients with a safe, comfortable space in which to begin a new chapter of their lives.

Part of the success of our programs is due to our 1:3 client-to-clinician ratio. That means for each client in our programs, we typically have three professionals on staff to provide support and guidance.

We also offer a wide variety of treatments and therapeutic techniques as part of our diverse, comprehensive curriculum.

Experiential treatments

We employ such experiential therapies as art therapy, music therapy, and adventure therapy

High customizability

The diverse treatment options we offer let us co-create a custom curriculum with each client

Experienced staff

Clients are treated by thought leaders and professionals with extensive experience

Highly nutritious meals

We provide optimal nutrition via gourmet meals prepared daily by our on-site chef

"The staff individually spends time with every single patient and the accommodations are to die for…"

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Dual-diagnosis vs. Co-occurring Disorders:

Is There a Difference?

When you are researching dual diagnosis programs in Los Angeles, you will also hear the term co-occurring disorders. Both of these terms are used interchangeably and mean the same thing at the base level. However, there are differences between the two conditions. This difference depends on the

nature of the diagnosis.

For those who have a dual diagnosis, the conditions that are discovered could have substance abuse at its core but are two separate diagnoses. For those diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder, an individual’s mental illness may lead them to use substances to cope. Likewise, the devastating effects that drug and alcohol addiction have on the brain led to the onset of a mental illness. Regardless of how these conditions originated, they must undergo a comprehensive dual diagnosis program.

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment in California

Dual-diagnosis treatment can be seen as a fusion of substance abuse and mental health treatment. Dual-diagnosis treatment programs follow an integrated model where clients are screened for both substance use disorders (SUD) as well as mental health disorders. People who undergo treatment at a dual diagnosis treatment facility in California receive intensive medical and therapeutic care that addresses both disorders. In these specialized programs, addiction treatment staff and mental health professionals work side by side in creating a specialized treatment program that is specifically tailored to meet each person’s unique needs and treatment goals.

Dual diagnostic treatment features a vast continuum of care with programs that are created by

experienced, Masters-level researchers. These programs receive rigorous testing and are administered by high-level clinicians. These programs include detox, therapy, anger management, anxiety management, grief counseling, art and music therapy, animal therapy, and life skills training asexamples. Additionally, there may be programs specifically designed for diverse populations such as LBGTQ and other minority groups.

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When you or a loved one struggles with drug and alcohol addiction, finding specialized care at a dual diagnosis treatment center in Los Angeles is of utmost importance. The main reason it is important is that mental illness and substance abuse are intertwined. If you seek treatment at just a drug treatment center or mental health facility on their own, you will not receive the full spectrum of care that will address both issues at their root.

While you may recover for a brief period, any unresolved trauma or other deeper issues will surface, and your dual diagnosis will grow deeper and be even more challenging to treat at a later time. It would be best if you had the full spectrum of care offered at a dual diagnosis center in Los Angeles that incorporates evidence-based therapies and programs and more holistic approaches that allow your

mind, body, and soul to heal completely.

There are over 14,000 drug rehab centers in the United States.

But there's only one West Valley Detox.

What we offer

When a client enrolls in a West Valley Detox treatment program, our primary goal is to arm them with the knowledge, confidence, and support to achieve total health and lasting wellness. To do this, we employ many valuable tools and resources, such as:

  • Round-the-clock support
  • Many recreational activities
  • Industry-leading clinicians
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Inclusive programs
  • Nutritious meals made on-site
  • Multidisciplinary curriculum
  • In-depth recovery planning
  • Luxurious accommodations

what to expect from our

Dual-Diagnosis Program in Los Angeles, CA

When you or a loved one enter a dual diagnosis treatment center in California, you will enter a state-of- the-art facility with excellent amenities and décor and an atmosphere that is relaxing and home-like. The best California dual diagnosis centers have proper state and national accreditation and have

experienced clinicians and addiction treatment staff. As stated earlier, dual diagnosis treatment programs use an integrated approach to treat the underlying issues of your substance abuse as well as any mental health issues.

Dual diagnosis treatment is split into four distinct phases, which are as follows:


The first and most crucial step in recovery is medical detoxification. Long-term substance abuse significantly changes brain chemistry and functioning. When you suddenly stop your substance use, you experience a variety of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms that are uncomfortable and painful to endure. Depending on your overall health and the number of substances you are taking, and if there is an abuse of multiple substances, your withdrawal has the potential to be life-threatening. Under the close supervision of experienced personnel, medical detox will gradually taper you off substances in a safe and controlled environment. This process involved the use of medications as well as

interventions such as nutrition therapy and recreational therapy. The ultimate goal of detox is to get you to a physically and mentally stable state.


The second phase of dual diagnosis treatment in California is assessment. Once you are stable, mental health professionals and addiction treatment specialists will perform a thorough evaluation. This evaluation will assess your overall well-being, including your emotional, physical, social, and psychological health. Once completed, treatment staff will create an individualized treatment plan that

will fit your unique and specific needs.

Inpatient Treatment

After the assessment is complete, you will start intensive inpatient treatment. Your program will feature a wide spectrum of traditional therapies as well as more holistic approaches. Therapy takes place in both individual and group settings and includes psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT),

dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and 12-step group support. Dual diagnosis programs also feature emerging holistic therapies such as art therapy, music therapy, animal therapy, as well as wellness practices such as yoga, meditation, and acupuncture. These facilities also feature specialized programs centering on anger and anxiety management.


An especially important component of dual diagnosis residential treatment in Los Angeles is aftercare programs. Because you are recovering from substance abuse and mental health issues, it is vital that you receive counseling and support after you complete a formal inpatient treatment program. Aftercare may include continued therapy and 12-step group support in an intensive outpatient treatment program. This also will include continued mental health counseling, life skills training, and access to community resources. Aftercare options may include moving into transitional housing such as sober living or other mental health residential treatment.

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Dual-Diagnosis Treatment Center in Los Angeles

Dealing with a dual diagnosis creates a tremendous burden on you and those you love. If you have made the commitment to getting well, West Valley Detox is your first choice. We are a premier dual diagnosis treatment center in Los Angeles that offers 30, 60, and 90-day treatment programs that are customized to perfectly fit your needs. Our luxury facility features excellent amenities such as private bedrooms, a fitness center, pool, hot tub, game room, and more.

The treatment programs we offer have been extensively evaluated and proven to work. We offer

traditional and holistic approaches that help you heal your whole being. We will give you the tools, support, and confidence to become the healthy and happy person you deserve to be. Call West Valley Detox today and transform your life forever.

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Julie G.


My cousin went here and detoxed. He also stayed two weeks after… [and] hasn’t touched anything since then. The clinical team did such a great job with him. I would recommend anyone to go to West Valley Detox for their addiction [recovery] needs . Thank you, team.

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Paige G.


West Valley deserves more than 5 stars. They… made me feel comfortable before even walking in the door. I did one month at this rehab and had the most life-changing experience with them. Never have I been to a place that took such amazing, generous, kind, supportive care. I am truly grateful for what they did for me… and I would recommend this place to everyone!

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Laura S.


My best friend… completed a 30-day treatment program [here] and it has changed her life. She has been sober for over 6 months now. Everyone was extremely attentive to all of her needs and got her back on her feet. She is thriving and doing better than ever. Thank you to everyone at West Valley Detox for all that you do.

Join the growing list of West Valley Detox alumni who have closed the door on addiction and started new chapters of their lives.

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