The Connection between addiction and mental health

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Recovery in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Recovery is a premier drug and alcohol treatment center offering a variety of individualized treatment options for our clients, including partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), outpatient (OP), and we coordinate with 3rd Party Local Sober Living Environments (SLE’s) as an aftercare option for individuals in early recovery. Each phase is designed to help the client learn valuable skills to overcome addiction.

Our program is centered around our intensive outpatient program, which utilizes evidence-based treatment, individualized care from professionals who understand addiction, and group therapy that supports recovery. We also offer partial hospitalization for individuals in need of more structure and support. Outside local long-term sober living options provide a safe and supportive environment as individuals continue to grow and refine their recovered lives.

What to Expect

At our treatment center, we use a variety of approaches to rehab from addiction. Each client works with a team of professionals to choose the most effective strategy for their situation. Our individually tailored treatment plans incorporate proven techniques such as 12-step programs, cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation, individual and family counseling sessions, community involvement, and experiential therapy.

Some examples of group therapy that our program focuses on are:

  • Relapse Prevention
  • Family/Relationship Issues
  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Spiritual Development
  • Life Skills

Mental Health Treatment

Millions of Americans suffer from addiction, with many also suffering from mental health problems such as:



Bipolar Disorder


Experts have known for decades that nearly 50% of individuals with substance use disorders also suffer from a mental illness. What’s less well understood is the relationship between the two conditions, especially which comes first.

Program Services

Treatment for co-occurring disorders, also called dual diagnosis, addresses both conditions at the same time. Addiction can change the way that people think, feel and act, while mental illness is often overlooked when treating people with drug or alcohol use disorders.

The connection between addiction and mental health is a two-way street. In some cases, a mental health issue can lead to substance abuse. In others, substance abuse can worsen underlying mental health conditions or even trigger them in individuals predisposed to certain disorders. To complicate matters further, drug use or abuse can cause symptoms that mimic those of other mental health problems making it even more difficult to pinpoint the cause.

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Understanding the connection between mental health and addiction is an important element of recovery here at Santa Barbara Recovery. Our aftercare program and licensed therapists help you explore mood disorders and addictive behavior, understand how they are entwined, and take steps toward healing.

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Our Partners

We work with all major Out-of-Network Insurance Providers, Private Pay and Scholarship Opportunites

Drug and alcohol rehab should be accessible to everyone. At Santa Barbara Recovery, we work with most insurance plans to cover the costs of treatment.

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