At Liberty Bay Recovery in Portland, Maine, our focus is on offering individuals the best possible drug and alcohol treatment. We realize that there is a strong correlation between bipolar disorder sufferers and substance abuse, which is why we have designed a special treatment program that specifically addresses the needs of individuals who suffer from bipolar disorder. We offer counseling that gives bipolar disorder sufferers the highest level of treatment and the best chance of a successful recovery.

We are able to prescribe and refill medication for anxiety and depression, but for other mental health concerns we refer out. Certainly, more severe mental health concerns may arise after you have some time clean and sober. If these traits emerge, or they were not disclosed during admission, we do our best to find outside psychiatric help while you are receiving treatment.

A Guide to Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Many different conditions fall under the spectrum of bipolar disorders, and these conditions cover a whole host of emotions. People who suffer from a form of bipolar disorder deal with a wide range of emotional highs and lows. This can include feeling depressed for weeks or even months at a time, but it also includes manic stages that can lead to unpredictable, risky behavior during periods of high energy.

People who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder usually are diagnosed with either Type I or Type II Bipolar Disorder. People who suffer from a bipolar disorder often try to manage the wild emotional swings of their conditions by self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. Our staff at Liberty Bay Recovery is composed of former addicts who understand the lure of drugs and alcohol to treat underlying health problems. They have many years of experience treating addicts, and they are skilled at helping individuals deal with the fears of detox. We also provide individuals with the support they need to handle the unpredictable mood swings that occur with bipolar disorders.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

People who suffer from bipolar disorders usually have overwhelming phases of depression followed by energetic phases of mania. There is a cycle to these mood swings that makes sufferers feel helpless and out of control. Here is a look at the signs of the two phases.

1. Depression Phase

  • Excessive fatigue
  • Problems concentrating
  • Overwhelming feeling of hopelessness
  • Thoughts about suicide or self-harm
  • Changes in eating or sleeping
  • Loss of interest in formerly pleasurable activities

2. Manic Phase

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Excessive anger and irritability
  • Extreme bursts of energy and activity
  • Unpredictable thoughts and moods
  • Excessive joy

Dual Diagnosis Approach to Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse Addictions

Similar to any underlying disorders that accompany addiction, bipolar disorders need to be specifically treated if the detox and recovery are to have a chance of success. People who have been treating their bipolar mood swings through drug and alcohol abuse need both counseling and medication management to ensure a successful recovery process.

We go to great lengths to help bipolar sufferers understand that the root of their substance abuse may lie in self-medicating for their conditions. We focus on offering treatment in a respectful manner. We do not believe in locked doors in our facility, and we will never make patients suffer the embarrassment of wearing a hospital gown while they are with us.

In addition to addressing the symptoms of bipolar disorders and helping individuals manage the complex symptoms as they detoxify, we also help individuals deal with the process of withdrawal. In most cases, individuals come to us because they want help in the worst way, which is usually long after they have recognized that they have an addiction. Because we provide individuals with counseling, comfort, care, and a unique approach to co-occurring disorders, our treatment helps sufferers to handle the withdrawal process and successfully beat their addictions.

Don’t Wait. Call Today.

There is no better time than now to face your addictions. Addictions not only affect you, but they also affect the loved ones in your life. We will help you break the destructive forces of addiction to help both you and your loved ones.

If you fail to treat your addiction, it will eventually take everything from you. Call us today to get more information about how Liberty Bay Recovery can help you gain and maintain your sobriety.

Regardless of your insurance, be it Cigna, Aetna, Humana, United Health Care, ValueOptions, GEHA (Government Employee Health Association), UMR (United Medical Resources), Providence Health Plans, Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare, or even state insurance — we can help you. We also offer many affordable self-pay options.

Contact Liberty Bay Recovery

Liberty Bay Recovery is located in Portland, Maine. We are a leading center for addiction treatment that believes in treating individuals with dignity. Through our individual and group counseling, we provide individuals living with a dual diagnosis the help they need to handle both their substance abuse and psychiatric disorder. If you want to learn more, contact us today for more information.