We understand mental illness – and the difficulties it creates for those who suffer from it. We value you and we are sensitive to your challenges. We will find every possible solution to enable you to live the life you are meant to live.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Co-Occurring Substance Abuse
Co-occurring substance abuse disorders are complex illnesses that can be difficult to treat properly. At Solara Health, we understand this complexity and strive to treat it through a clear, specific diagnosis; individualized treatment plans; and a combination of therapeutic modalities. Our program addresses substance abuse within the framework of its co-occurring mental health disorder. This approach ensures that the underlying causes of self-destructive behaviors are properly identified and addressed, helping create a long-lasting recovery that ends self-destructive cycles and helps clients build lives that are stable and fulfilling.
Ending the Cycle
It is a natural human instinct to want to escape from pain, whether physical or emotional. However, when this desire leads to self-medicating with alcohol or drugs, and that self-medication leads to substance abuse, there can be disastrous consequences for the individual, their loved ones, or anyone around them. Symptoms of substance abuse include the following:
Routine heavy use of the substance, even when use causes negative penalties for the self or others
Needing increasingly large and/or strong amounts of the substance to get the same effect
Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using
Arranging life plans and activities around chance to use
Use disrupting social, family, school, work, or financial obligations
Behavioral or mood changes
Substance abuse is particularly serious for those with pre-existing mental health disorders. Those with mental health disorders are more susceptible to substance abuse, and abuse can aggravate co-occurring disorders; left untreated, the two can feed one another, leading to self-destructive or otherwise dangerous behavioral cycles. Additionally, co-occurring substance abuse disorders can be difficult to diagnose; substance abuse can cover or exacerbate mental health disorder symptoms, making it hard to tell which symptoms are caused by which illnesses—and thus hard to properly treat both the substance abuse and the mental health disorder.
At Solara, we understand that a clear diagnosis is vital to recovery from co-occurring substance abuse disorders, for with a clear diagnosis comes a treatment plan that can fully address the co-occurring illnesses and build the foundation for a lasting recovery. Solara’s carefully supervised drug- and alcohol-free space provides a space away from the day-to-day stressors and habits that can trigger substance abuse—an important first step in the healing process. Our expert clinicians will use a variety of therapeutic modalities to address symptoms and their underlying causes, allowing patient to develop and practice skills that can be carried into everyday life after the program. Through this, clients can begin to heal from past pain and move forward with lives that are stable, joyful, and free.
While our clients make considerable and rapid improvements, co-occurring substance abuse disorders are often long-term conditions. Understanding this through years of experience, Solara Health provides the entire spectrum of care from in-residence to outpatient to transitional living to continuing, customized case management of long-term aftercare planning to ensure maximum, long-term success. Solara Health is committed and dedicated to freeing our clients from the clutches of co-occurring substance abuse disorders, and each of our programs is created to ensure this.
Contact us now to start the healing process.
What Our Clients Say
We are so grateful to you for the treatment and care you provided our daughter. She is doing unbelievably well now thanks to your program. We will gladly tell anyone we encounter that needs treatment about the wonderful work you do at Solara.
The Solara program is truly amazing. I’ve never had more clarity or more good energy in my entire life. The attention the physicians and the therapists gave me was outstanding. I feel like they truly understood and addressed my issues, which had consumed my life for years. Thank you all.
Solara’s program was such a positive experience for our mom (and for us)! She had become almost impossible to deal with. Your entire staff was phenomenally supportive and kind and patient with her. We feel like we’ve got our mom back, now.
I have never felt better than I do now, since completing your program. The truly caring and supportive staff and the intensive program changed my life. What a neat place to stay for treatment - I love Pacific Beach! I have learned skills and behavior to move forward with my life thanks to you.
Solara was truly a life-changing experience for me and for our children, because of what you did for my wife! The treatment team was phenomenally supportive and perfect for helping her with her anxiety and depression. We are all now moving forward to put our lives back together and it started with you all in Pacific Beach. Thank you for what you do.
The program has given me the tools I needed to really gain stability. For the first time in years - maybe for as long as I can remember, actually, I’m learning how to cope and manage my stressors and triggers. I now believe that I can find some relief and happiness.
I want to thank you and the entire staff and support system at Solara for taking such good care of my sister. On behalf of my entire family, we want you all to understand that your patience and kindness stretches further than you can see… Thank you, again and again, from the bottom of my heart.
The therapists and counselors and really whole team were extremely beneficial to me and my understanding of my issues. The treatment plan they developed was exactly what I needed
Even though I’m not religious, I realized when I got sober that for the first time in my life I wanted to explore my spiritual side. I benefited hugely from the individual spiritual sessions that I had with Chris. I’m really grateful for that aspect of the whole treatment experience.
The Solara Treatment Program was a life-changing experience for me. To be able to heal in such a beautiful, peaceful environment, with such a terrific treatment team, was so amazingly positive. I have found my true self, again. I thank you and my family thanks you for helping me become the person I was meant to be.