Addiction is often paired with mental health disorders. You may learn that you have one as you start working through addiction treatment. Yet, you may be unsure what steps to take to manage both conditions and find your way forward to living a healthy and happy life. Here’s the good news. Our team at Crestview Recovery will provide you with the tools to manage both mental health disorders and addiction.
Why Do Mental Health Disorders and Addiction Happen Together?
Self-medicating with drugs and alcohol might temporarily relieve your symptoms, but it also prevents you from learning coping skills. In many cases, the side-effects are harmful and–in some cases–life-threatening. When you start using drugs and alcohol, you may actually be using them as a way to deal with the symptoms of your addiction. That may include depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Here’s a question to ask yourself. When you feel depressed or anxious about something, do you want to reach out to drugs to help make it stop? On the other hand, if you are using drugs and alcohol, do you find yourself overwhelmed with depression and anxiety? In all cases, you need help through professional treatment. Managing both mental health disorders and addiction together is essential.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment Empowers You
One key thing to know is that mental health disorders and addiction often exist simultaneously. That is why there are treatment programs like dual diagnosis treatment designed specifically to address both conditions at the same time. That’s the key to long-term results. Both conditions need to be managed at the same time. We do that through a number of steps.
Stabilize Your Mental Health Needs
One of the first steps is to stabilize your mental health needs. Much like going through a drug detox program, the goal here is to help you to reach a level of mental stability. This will allow you to make better decisions and to learn and grow in your treatment. We may use medications to help you if your condition warrants it.
Improved Thinking Processes
Another key way our team can work with you is by providing you with evidence-based strategies that can help you to make better decisions. By controlling the way you think, it may be possible to reduce some of the negative outcomes you have. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy are two of the options we may offer.
Busting Stress and Managing Symptoms
In addition to this, mental health disorders and addiction require tools to help you manage stressful times or symptoms. This may include strategies to help you avoid triggers or high-risk experiences that may make you want to use again. It also means learning how to properly control your behavior to avoid the onset of anxiety. It is also important for some people to work through past trauma that has put them in this place. Our team will work with you to achieve the goals fitting to your situation.
Overcoming Your Mental Health Disorder and Addiction Starts with You
During your treatment, we’ll provide you with the tools and resources you need. We do this through a number of key programs and therapy options. Then, it’s up to you to use these tools to achieve your best outcomes. Let us help you with therapy options that include:
- Men’s drug rehab
- Women’s drug rehab
- Mental health treatment
- Intensive outpatient therapy
- Extended care treatment
- Outpatient therapy programs
Take Control Over Your Future with Help from Crestview Recovery
Mental health disorders and addiction often happen together. Even if you don’t know what’s happening, it could be limiting your health and your future. Our team at Crestview Recovery can offer solutions and strategies to help you overcome it all. Reach out to our team by calling 866.262.0531 today.