Dedicated to Helping You get Through Co-Occurring Disorders
At Red Rock Addiction & Treatment Company, we provide dual diagnosis treatment for those suffering from co-occurring disorders. By dual diagnosis, we mean someone who receives a diagnosis of a substance abuse disorder, such as alcoholism and has a co-occurring mental health issue. The two are often connected. Many people suffering from mental health issues search for answers or escape in substance use and abuse. The two conditions intertwine frequently, especially in the following mental disorders:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Less often, they manifest as:
- Bulimia or Anorexia
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
The Connection Between Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Many people wonder which disorder causes the other. Is the mental health responsible for the substance abuse? Or is the substance abuse responsible for the mental health issues? It varies from case to case. For example, let’s say you’re struggling with severe depression. In an attempt to feel better, you start drinking because you like that initial buzz. However, over time, you drink more and more in your efforts to produce the same initial buzz and ultimately become dependent on alcohol. This makes you even more depressed.
On the other hand, let’s say you’ve been drinking quite often and over time you find yourself struggling with extreme mood swings. You try to cope with them by drinking even more, which becomes a cycle of chemical dependence and mood swings. Your drinking has laid the potential ground for the development of bipolar disorder.
Treating Both the Addiction and the Mental Health Issue
For treatment to have the potential to help you successfully confront both disorders, patients with co-occurring disorders need to be treated for both issues. First substance use must be stopped. Then, if applicable the client must complete the detoxification process. Once safely detoxed the process of simultaneously treating both disorders can begin
Red Rock Addiction and Treatment offers specialized treatment to patients with dual diagnosis. Our PHP & IOP facility are optimized for the unique care of patients with co-occurring disorders. Treatment of a dual diagnosis client requires a unique treatment plan for each disorder that can be followed both independent and in conjunction with the other.
The nature of the co-occurring disorders is complex. Patients who suffer from mental health issues and harmful substance addiction have a much higher rate of suicide. This makes the healing process for these patients even more urgent and finding the right care critical.
Behavioral therapy, support groups, and proper medication are carefully intertwined by our multidisciplinary team of addiction professionals. This maximizes the healing of our patients using evidence-based treatment methodologies.
Every patient goes through a full clinical assessment upon arrival. A personalized recovery plan is created to assist in healing both the addiction and the underlying issues revealed in this assessment.
The Social Aspects of Recovery
Our recovery process contains social elements. Patients participate in 12-step (or alternatives) and group meetings regularly. They also enjoy recreational activities together. Spending time with others who are struggling with similar issues is very therapeutic.
At Red Rock Addiction & Treatment Company, we organize many social events and have specific areas for this purpose alone. Patients are encouraged to spend time together, take walks on the grounds, express themselves creatively, and participate in group activities.
Facilitating Lifelong Recovery
While in treatment, you’ll gain the tools necessary to help you rise above your addiction. You will also learn about the disease of addiction and its root cause. With help from your therapists, you will create a relapse prevention plan, as well as an aftercare plan that you will implement when you go home.
We want to help you achieve a life-long recovery and offer support post treatment through our alumni department. Helping to ensure you are equipped with the tools you need to make your adjustment to home life easier is of utmost importance as your treatment stay draws to an end. We will ensure you have access to the necessary resources and connections for life after rehab.
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, give us a call today at 855-213-4855 to get more information that can assist you in finding freedom, peace, and joy.