Many people first come into treatment solely seeking addiction treatment services from the consequences caused by their addiction. However, through the course of treatment, it often comes to light that there are other factors that lead to using illicit substances in the first place. Recovery becomes so much more than just the ability to put down the drink or drug of choice. While addiction may be highly linked to biological or genetic factors, there is no uncertainty that those who suffer from addiction also suffer from underlying causes and conditions that can create or intensify the substance abuse disorder.
At Liberty Bay Recovery Center, the goal at our holistic addiction treatment center in Portland, Maine is to help you achieve recovery in the best, most robust way possible. We want to treat all areas of your life and help you achieve lifelong recovery. Therefore, it is necessary to treat both mental health disorders and addiction throughout your recovery to identify all areas that need to be worked on during treatment.
Mental Health Diagnosis
One of the primary underlying conditions uncovered upon seeking treatment is a mental health diagnosis. Some clients may come in with no previous identification or understanding of any mental health. Some come in with a history of inaccurate diagnosis that has made it difficult for them to stabilize in past recovery attempts.
At Liberty Bay Recovery Center, we will make sure that you understand all aspects of your addiction. If you do suffer from a mental health disorder as well, we will design your treatment so that you are working to recover from your addiction and are treating your mental health disorder at the same time. This provides you with the best chance for recovery and treats all areas of your addiction disorder.
How We Treat Dual Diagnosis
We treat those who suffer from a dual diagnosis in a variety of ways. First, we recommend attending several continued therapy sessions at our individual counseling program in Portland, ME. Then, in the next step of your treatment, we will refer you to a highly skilled psychiatrist who specializes in addiction. Your psychiatrist will help you work through the issues you are facing while helping you overcome your addiction at the same time. Additionally, at Liberty Bay, we are able to provide you with medication education and management at our medication-assisted detox program so you can better work through the issues you are facing with the proper medication.
Through these steps, it becomes possible to take the appropriate time with these clients to make accurate assessments and determine the correct course of treatment. Through addressing any underlying mental health diagnosis, recovery from the addiction then becomes possible.
Contact Liberty Bay Recovery
Through working in mental health and the substance abuse field, at Liberty Bay, we have seen many clients come in feeling hopeless, lost, and broken down from years of trying only to fail due to returning to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate and cope. A proper treatment course for someone with a co-occurring mental health diagnosis is seeking dual diagnosis treatment. Mental health treatment along with substance abuse treatment is necessary for recovery. The odds of maintaining long-term sobriety go up drastically with this treatment.
If you feel that your mental health disorder is affecting your addiction treatment and recovery, talk to a professional at Liberty Bay Recovery Center about dual diagnosis. We can help provide the best course of treatment for you, including individual therapy, group therapy, and even substance abuse support groups to help you in your journey during and after recovery. To get started on treatment today, contact us at 855.607.8758. Do not delay in starting your journey to overcome addiction today.