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San Diego’s Premier Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

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Located in San Diego and Valley Center, CA, Lilac Recovery Center is a light in the darkness for those struggling with a substance abuse problem and complex mental health issues. As a licensed and accredited treatment center in California, we pride ourselves on our exclusive dual diagnosis program. Our specialized focus on addiction and co-occurring disorders such as trauma, depression, PTSD, and other advanced mental health conditions sets us apart from other national facilities.

Why Choose Lilac Recovery Center?

We understand that each person’s path is distinct, and we’ve designed a range of dual diagnosis treatments tailored to meet the varied requirements and needs of our valued clientele.

Understanding Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual Diagnosis Treatment is a comprehensive approach that simultaneously addresses both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. This integrated approach ensures that mental health and addiction are treated as interlinked problems rather than separate entities. Here’s a snapshot of the conditions we treat:

A pervasive mood disorder characterized by persistent sadness and loss of interest. In dual diagnosis treatment, depression often coexists with substance abuse. Individuals may use drugs or alcohol to cope with their depressive symptoms, creating a cycle that exacerbates both conditions. Addressing both simultaneously is crucial for comprehensive healing.

Chronic symptoms of intense fear or worry that interfere with daily activities. When paired with addiction, the effects of anxiety can be magnified, leading individuals to self-medicate with substances. Dual diagnosis treatment ensures that both the anxiety and the addiction are treated in tandem, offering a holistic approach to recovery.


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder arises from witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. Many individuals with PTSD turn to drugs or alcohol to numb their pain or gain control over their traumatic memories. Dual diagnosis treatment recognizes this interplay and provides therapies that address substance abuse and mental health.

A mental condition marked by alternating periods of elation and depression. The highs and lows of this disorder can be intensified with substance abuse, making dual diagnosis treatment essential. Individuals can find balance and stability by treating mood swings and the addiction.


A severe mental disorder that affects a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Substance abuse can often mask or worsen the symptoms of schizophrenia. Dual diagnosis treatment focuses on providing therapies that address both the mental disorder and the addiction, ensuring that individuals receive comprehensive care.

Deep-rooted patterns of behavior and thinking that differ from societal norms. Those with personality disorders may turn to substances to cope with their feelings of isolation or misunderstanding. Dual diagnosis treatment offers a tailored approach, addressing both the behavioral patterns and the substance use.


Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, or impulsiveness. Individuals with ADHD may misuse stimulants or other substances to manage their symptoms. Dual diagnosis treatment recognizes this connection and offers therapies for ADHD and addiction.


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is characterized by repetitive, unwanted thoughts and behaviors. The compulsive behaviors of OCD can sometimes intertwine with substance use patterns. Dual diagnosis treatment ensures that both the compulsive behaviors and the substance use are addressed, providing a path to holistic recovery.

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If you or someone you love struggles with addiction and/or mental health, reach out to our caring team for hep today.

Therapies Offered by Lilac Recovery Center in San Diego and Valley Center

 Lilac Recovery Center is renowned for its diverse range of individualized therapies to treat dual-diagnosis symptoms. Our therapies, deeply rooted in evidence-based practices, include:

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This innovative therapy involves interactions with horses, which are therapeutic for those with PTSD. Within the dual diagnosis treatment context, equine-assisted therapy addresses the trauma and helps individuals understand their patterns of substance use. The bond formed with the horse can mirror the challenges faced in human relationships, providing insights into addictive behaviors and aiding in the healing process.

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A practice that teaches individuals to live in the present moment, reducing stress and enhancing well-being. Mindfulness can be a powerful tool for those suffering from addiction paired with an underlying mental illness. It helps patients recognize and address triggers for substance use, allowing them to respond with awareness rather than impulsivity. Individuals can better navigate mental health and addiction challenges by grounding themselves in the present.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a goal-oriented therapy that addresses problematic thought patterns. In dual diagnosis treatment, CBT is instrumental in identifying the thoughts and beliefs that lead to substance use. By challenging and reshaping these thoughts, individuals can develop healthier coping mechanisms, reducing the likelihood of relapse and promoting mental well-being.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a cognitive-behavioral approach that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment. DBT provides skills in emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness for those in dual diagnosis treatment. These skills are crucial for managing the complexities of mental health disorders and addiction, ensuring individuals can navigate their challenges with resilience and clarity.

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A practice that fosters inner peace and mental clarity. Within the scope of dual diagnosis treatment, meditation offers a refuge from the chaos of addiction and mental health struggles. By cultivating a calm and centered mind, individuals can better understand the root causes of their substance use and develop strategies to maintain sobriety and mental equilibrium.

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One-on-one sessions with a therapist to address personal challenges and growth. In dual-diagnosis treatment, individual therapy provides a safe space for patients to find the interconnectedness of their mental health and addiction issues. Individuals can uncover the underlying factors driving their substance use with personalized guidance, setting the stage for lasting recovery and holistic well-being.

Lilac Recovery Center offers personalized care in a private setting in San Diego and Valley Center, California, and we accept patients from across the United States.
Merging age-old wisdom with cutting-edge approaches, we've sculpted a haven where recovery is all-encompassing, deep, and lasting.

Affordable Treatment Options for Dual Diagnosis

At Lilac Recovery Center, financial constraints shouldn’t hinder receiving top-notch care. We proudly accept primary insurance for addiction treatment and co-occurring mental health services. Our dedicated teams in San Diego and Valley Center are always on hand to guide you through the insurance verification process, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience.

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Choose Lilac Recovery Center: California's Top Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

Lilac Recovery Center is second to none for dual diagnosis treatment in San Diego, CA, and the broader SW California region. Our unwavering commitment to excellence and our holistic approach to mental health and addiction make us the preferred choice for many. Don’t let mental health challenges hold you back. Choose Lilac Recovery Center and begin a transformative path toward a brighter, healthier future. 

Embark on a courageous journey towards long-term change. Discover why Lilac Recovery Center is celebrated as San Diego, CA’s premier Dual Diagnosis Treatment facility. Your road to recovery begins with us. Contact us today and discover the Lilac difference.