Understanding PTSD and Trauma

Are you or a loved one struggling with the overwhelming effects of PTSD and trauma? At 12 South Recovery, we understand the challenges that come with these conditions. Our dual diagnosis treatment center in Lake Forest, CA, specializes in providing comprehensive care for individuals dealing with both addiction and mental health issues. In this article, we’ll shed light on PTSD and trauma, explaining their designations, and how we can help you on your journey to recovery.

What is PTSD?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Trauma-inducing experiences can range from combat and accidents to sexual assault and natural disasters. PTSD symptoms can be debilitating and affect various aspects of a person’s life, making it challenging to function normally.

Understanding Trauma

Trauma encompasses a wide range of emotional responses to distressing events. Trauma can be acute, resulting from a single incident, or chronic, stemming from prolonged stress or abuse. It can lead to emotional, psychological, and physical symptoms, often co-occurring with addiction, creating a dual diagnosis scenario.

The Dual Diagnosis Designation

A dual diagnosis refers to the simultaneous presence of a substance use disorder (SUD) and a mental health disorder, such as PTSD. When someone struggles with both PTSD and addiction, their path to recovery becomes more complex, as these conditions often exacerbate each other. This is where 12 South Recovery excels, providing specialized dual diagnosis treatment.

Our Approach to Dual Diagnosis Treatment

At 12 South Recovery, our comprehensive approach to dual diagnosis treatment includes:

  • Individualized Assessment: We conduct thorough assessments to understand the unique needs of each client.
  • Integrated Care: We offer a combination of evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Holistic Therapies: We incorporate holistic practices like yoga, meditation, and art therapy to address the mind, body, and spirit.
  • Supportive Community: Our Lake Forest, CA facility provides a safe and supportive environment for healing.
  • Aftercare Planning: We help clients transition back into their everyday lives with comprehensive aftercare plans.

Why Choose 12 South Recovery?

  • Expert Team: Our team of experienced professionals specializes in dual diagnosis treatment.
  • Customized Care: We tailor treatment plans to meet your specific needs.
  • Proven Success: Our evidence-based approaches have helped countless individuals achieve lasting recovery.
  • Confidentiality: Your privacy is our priority.
  • Convenient Location: Our Lake Forest, CA location is easily accessible.

Call 12 South Recovery Today!

If you or a loved one is struggling with PTSD, trauma, and addiction, don’t wait any longer. Reach out to 12 South Recovery today. Let us be your partners on the journey to healing and recovery. Contact us now to start your path towards a brighter future.


Dual diagnosis treatment addresses both addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders simultaneously.

If you’re struggling with addiction and experiencing mental health symptoms like depression, anxiety, or PTSD, dual diagnosis treatment may be necessary.

The duration of treatment varies based on individual needs. It can range from several weeks to several months.

Yes, at 12 South Recovery, we prioritize your confidentiality and adhere to strict privacy standards.

We work with many insurance providers to make treatment as accessible as possible. Contact us for a consultation to discuss your insurance coverage options.

We're here to help.

At Twelve South Recovery, we accept most health insurance.

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