Dual Diagnosis Analysis & Care

Mental health disorders

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Schizophrenia
  • Obessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Low Self Esteem


Dependency issues

  • Alcoholism
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Hallucinogens
  • Opioids
  • Depressants
  • Stimulants
  • Synthetic Drugs Use

Northbound’s Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Within Northbound’s Dual Diagnosis Treatment track we specialize in the successful treatment of mental health and alcoholism / addiction problems that often times occur in combination. We treat both the mental disorder and the alcoholism/addiction concurrently. Dual Diagnosis treatment is difficult, but the success of treating both the mental health disorder and the addiction and/or alcoholism of the individual has proven to produce the best results.


What is Dual Diagnosis?

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The term Dual Diagnosis is used as a diagnostic term to describe an individual who has both a mental health and a alcohol or drug problem. Some of the other terms used are Co-Morbid Disorders, Co-Occurring Disorders, Concurrent Disorders, or Dually Diagnosed. Over half of all people who enter drug and alcohol addiction treatment have at least one mental disorder in addition to their alcohol and/or drug addiction. People who abuse drugs have a higher chance of having a dual diagnosis disorder than alcoholics. It is thought that some drug addicts are actually self-medicating an underlying mental health disorder and that is the reason why they are drawn to a particular drug. This is commonly referred to as the Self-Medicating Hypothesis of Drug Addiction.

Dual Diagnosis – Which Came First?

It is difficult to figure out which came first, the psychiatric problem or the drug and alcohol problem. Sometimes drugs and alcohol can lead to depression, anxiety, and even psychosis. Other times people suffer from depression, anxiety, or psychosis and use drugs or alcohol to help alleviate uncomfortable symptoms from those disorders.

Northbound Dual Diagnosis Residential Treatment Centers

Northbound Treatment Services offers 30, 60 and 90 day Dual Diagnosis Residential and Outpatient Treatment with Extended and Aftercare Monitoring located in Orange County California.


Northbound Dual Diagnosis Residential Treatment Centers

Persons suffering from the twin burdens of mental illness and drug or alcohol addiction can find themselves in a vicious cycle, with each affliction continually aggravating the other. If this describes you or your loved one, you should be aware that the trained professionals at Northbound can help. Our dual diagnosis track treats both problems simultaneously. We have a 12-step program that targets the mental illnesses that so often lead to substance abuse; psychological afflictions treated by our staff include depression, borderline personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Internet addiction, low self-esteem, and much more. Northbound treats a wide range of chemical dependency disorders related to the use of many substances, including but not limited to cocaine, alcohol, opiates, and marijuana.

Our dual diagnosis treatment facilities are located in placid Orange County, California. We offer 30-, 60-, and 90-day stays, and all treatment options are customized to the individual needs of the client. Residents are provided with a variety of amenities, such as cable TV, Internet, washing machines, and reading materials related to addiction recovery. A range of weekly activities are also made available to clients.

After graduating from our drug and alcohol treatment programs and leaving our dual diagnosis track, clients can expect to receive aid to transitioning back to day-to-day living, with the hope of guiding them to a full year of sobriety.