Dual Diagnosis Outpatient for Adolescents

Navigating the Complex Intersection of Mental Health

Dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorders, is when someone struggles with both mental health disorders and substance abuse. When it involves the vulnerable age of adolescence, the stakes are higher. It’s not just about treating one issue; it’s about addressing both simultaneously to create a holistic healing environment.

Blume Behavioral Health Overview

Nestled in the picturesque Redondo Beach, CA, is Blume Behavioral Health. We’re a community. We’re a beacon of hope for adolescents grappling with dual diagnosis. Our mission? To empower the youth, ensuring their transition into adulthood is filled with potential, not pitfalls.

Why Dual Diagnosis?

Picture treating a fever without knowing there’s an underlying infection. It’s a temporary relief. Similarly, when mental health disorders and substance abuse collide, treating just one barely scratches the surface. Adolescents face a world different from ours – immense peer pressure, the digital age, and identity crises. This often leads to self-medication, masking deeper mental health issues. Understanding and treating dual diagnosis is, thus, crucial.

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment


Flexibility and Adaptability

We understand teens have lives – school, extracurriculars, friends. An outpatient program molds around their schedule.


Fostering Independence

Treatment doesn’t mean isolation. We encourage adolescents to apply their learning in real-world situations, cultivating resilience.


Integration with Daily Life

It’s not just about therapy; it’s about integrating healing into day-to-day life. Our location in Redondo Beach, CA, allows for this seamless blend.

Components of Our Dual Diagnosis Program

We don't believe in one-size-fits-all. Our programs are as unique as the adolescents we help.


Individualized Treatment Plans

Tailored to cater to individual struggles and strengths.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

A proven technique, especially effective for adolescents, that addresses harmful patterns and behaviors.

Group and Family Sessions

Healing in unity. We believe in leveraging the power of collective support.

The Role of Family in Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Remember when you scraped your knee as a kid? The wound healed faster with family around. Mental health is no different. Family plays a pivotal role in the healing process. At Blume Behavioral Health, we don’t just treat the patient; we engage the family, ensuring a nurturing environment both inside and outside our walls.

Why Choose Blume Behavioral Health?

Our location in Redondo Beach, CA, is strategic – a serene environment promoting healing. Our team, with its unwavering dedication, ensures each adolescent doesn’t just recover, but thrives.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What's the duration of an outpatient program?

Every individual is unique. The duration is tailored based on individual needs.

Absolutely! We believe family is an integral part of the healing process.

Inpatient programs require staying at the facility, while outpatient programs allow individuals to continue with their daily routines.

Look out for signs of substance abuse combined with drastic mood changes, withdrawal from activities, or declining academic performance.

Most insurance plans cover our treatment. We recommend checking with your provider for specifics.

Navigating the turbulent waters of adolescence is challenging. Add dual diagnosis to the mix, and the challenge multiplies. But with the right guidance, support, and environment, healing isn’t just a possibility; it’s a guarantee. At Blume Behavioral Health, we don’t just treat; we transform lives.