Trauma and Dual Diagnosis

Addressing Dual-Diagnosis | Co-occurring Disorders & Trauma

Most clients coming to treatment for substance abuse have some level of dual-diagnosis/co-occurring disorders, which many times includes some variation of trauma or PTSD. Some of the disorders commonly co-occurring with PTSD include: borderline personality behaviors, clinical depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) and other anxiety disorders. In fact, many years of clinical research has shown that matters involving dual-diagnosis (also referred to as co-occurring disorders) are substantially more prevalent in addiction treatment clients than once thought.

Although crises that threaten the safety of the survivor or others must be addressed first, the best treatment results are achieved when both the disorder (i.e., PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc.) and the actual drug or alcohol addiction are treated together rather than one after the other. However, this is especially true for PTSD and other trauma related issues. At Lotus Place Recovery we combine treatment of both substance abuse and trauma to help clients work through the underlying issues that continue to negatively impact a their ability to maintain sobriety. Such is also the case in other dual-diagnosis matters, such as clinical depression, generalized anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and a number of others.

Therapies & Treatment for Trauma | Dual-Diagnosis Disorders

Trauma-focused therapy uses a range of techniques for the purpose of reducing the difficult feeling experienced by a trauma victim through a change in their thoughts, beliefs and behavior. The principal techniques in trauma-foucsed therapy are exposure, cognitive restructuring and learning methods for emotional and physical adjustment. At Lotus Place Recovery each client receives weekly individual therapy sessions by are trauma specialist that is individualized and unique to the developmental ability and emotional stability of the client. In a safe and calm environment, clients are able to look at and address painful events from their past without shame or judgment while also gaining coping skills to work through them. Trauma- Focused therapy is one of the many therapy modalities utilized at Lotus Place Recovery. We also use:

  • Behavioral or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for PTSD
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Group Therapy for Trauma
  • DBT for Borderline Personality Disorder and Traits
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Guided Meditation
  • Creative Workshops
  • And more…

Lotus Place Recovery understands the reality that, it is all too often in which residential and outpatient treatment centers ineffectively address and treat such critically important matters. Likewise, we also realize that providing full-scope addiction treatment, one which successfully integrates recovery for trauma and dual-diagnosis issues, must also offer a realistic platform for those of whom are more limited to affordable options and facilities. This is part of what makes Lotus Place Recovery so special!


For more information about Lotus Place Recovery in Orange County, California please contact our staff 24/7 at (888) 735-3832.

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Our purpose and mission at Lotus Place Recovery is broad in scope yet simple in objective; which is to create a higher standard of care within the scope of behavioral health treatment, while providing a more affordable treatment alternative for clients and families throughout Southern California. Utilizing fluid and advanced approaches provided by industry-leading professionals Lotus Place Recovery will consistently strive to shatter the bounds of long-term success within the realms of: residential & inpatient, medical detox services, intervention a family support, intensive outpatient rehab, case management, aftercare and sober living housing.



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