Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis Groups for Substance Abuse with Mental Illness

Scripps Health offers dual diagnosis psychiatric treatment to help outpatients with a dual diagnosis (substance abuse with mental illness). Treatment may include:

  • Specialized treatment modalities (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy)
  • Instruction on interaction of substances with one’s medication(s)
  • Utilization of 12-step material in conjunction with other recovery materials
  • Peer support
  • Coordination with outside resources and support systems
  • Medication management
  • Individual, group, family and conjoint therapies
  • Education and activity groups