Nearly half of individuals with a substance abuse disorder also have a co-occurring mental health disorder. Addiction and mental health struggles go hand in hand, and can often cause or exacerbate one another. Some individuals with mental health disorders use substances to relieve the symptoms of their mental health condition, while others suffer neurological damage as a result of substance abuse.
At Ocean Recovery, we are trained in dual diagnosis and the treatment of co-occurring disorders, which means we can help clients simultaneously heal from their addiction and underlying mental health issues.
Certain mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression, are commonly experienced in conjunction with a substance use disorder. However, there are a wide range of conditions and symptoms that may appear in those with a drug or alcohol addiction. The therapists and clinicians at Ocean Recovery are trained in identifying and treating co-occurring mental health conditions, including:
- Eating Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders
Medication-Assisted Mental Health Treatment
Because drugs and alcohol change the way the brain and body communicate, some clients may need medication to help balance their systems after detoxing. Managing symptoms carefully with medical supervision can help clients stay physically comfortable as they go through detox and rehabilitation.
Our clinical team can help clients identify co-occurring mental health disorders and determine which medications may be necessary to alleviate symptoms. At the same time, we holistically address all areas of our client’s physical, emotional and mental well-being so that they have the best chance of healing and achieving long-term sobriety.
Mental Health Treatment Modalities
At Ocean Recovery, we pride ourselves on combining traditional and innovative approaches to mental health for a well-rounded, holistic treatment program that focuses on our clients’ unique needs and circumstances. The cornerstone of our mental health treatment program is our individual and group therapy services. Drawing on modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic therapy and trauma-informed care, our counselors can help clients understand their patterns and motivations, work through difficult emotions, and form new healthy life skills.