Co-occuring Disorder Treatment

A Co-occurring Disorder Treatment designed for you

When going through a chemical abuse problem and mental illness as well, you’ll need a Co-occurring Disorder Treatment designed for you. Any combination of mental health disorders and substance addiction qualifies as a co-occurring disorder.

Some of the most common disorders of this kind are: alcoholism and depression, anorexia and cocaine dependence, post-traumatic stress and heroin addiction, prescription drug dependence and anxiety, among others. At Canon Human Services, we ca provide you with a co-occurring disorder treatment designed for you, depending on your addiction and the pathology linked to it.


What’s Co-occurring Disorder and how it works

Usually, the symptoms of one disorder may predate the other. Still, both disorders tend to exacerbate one another. This makes it very difficult to extricate the symptoms caused by one disorder from the other. For example: if you’re trying to avoid depression associated to a personality disorder by taking prescription painkillers, you’ll find soon that although this might work a few times, you’ll be still dealing with the symptoms of depression plus:

  • Cravings for their drug of choice
  • Developing a tolerance to this drug, which will cause in requiring higher doses
  • Increased episodes of mental health symptoms
  • Longer-lasting or more intense mental health symptoms
  • Withdrawal symptoms
  • Addiction

To fight this kind of pathologies, it is recommended to get a Co-occurring Disorder Treatment designed for you. This treatment should take care of both disorders at the same time. Thus, you can manage the symptoms caused by the mental disorder without abusing of substances and worsening those symptoms. You need to detox and receive aftercare treatment and support for a successful recovery of this problem.

Why you should get a Co-occurring Disorder Treatment designed for you

Every person is different when it comes to addictions and mental illnesses. Issues can start during childhood or adolescence, and then the drugs and alcohol can be added afterwards. Thus, both problems develop at the same time. In some other cases, addictions can grow so severe that they cause mental health issues or triggers onset of symptoms that would have remained dormant otherwise.

At Canon Human Services, through our Brown Scapular Program, we’ve been helping people overcome these kind of problems since 1988. This is a non-profit community service corporation located in South Central Los Angeles. Our treatment approaches include Cognitive/behavioral therapy, Dialectical behavioral therapy, Substance abuse counseling approach, Rational emotive behavioral therapy.

Call us at (323) 249-9097 and (323) 249 9121 for more information, or send us an email at

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