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Alcohol and drug addiction disorders can often go hand in hand with mental health issues. Therefore, many of the alcohol rehab centres that Rehab Clinics Group will refer our clients to offer a course of treatment which is known as dual diagnosis treatment.
As the name suggests, this is one of our therapies that will help you to treat underlying mental health disorders at the same time as treating your substance abuse.
Mental health conditions and addictive disorders are both very complex issues and need to be treated with care. All of the staff at the clinics with which Rehab Clinics Group work are highly trained and able to administer dual-diagnosis treatment, meaning that your recovery will be in the best possible hands.
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Mental Health And Alcohol Abuse
There can be many reasons why alcohol abuse and mental health disorders can present in tandem with one another. However, one of the most prominent reasons is that people who are struggling with mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or any other illnesses will often find themselves turning to alcohol as a way to try and self-medicate for their disorders.
What starts as a simple drink here or there to “calm the nerves” can quickly snowball out of control into a full-blown addiction. This also means that, when a person goes into recovery from their addiction, other mental health disorders can start to feel more apparent. In this instance, a dual-diagnosis treatment plan would be put in place.
The mental health specialists we work with are experts at spotting the warning signs for occurring disorders. With the help of dual-diagnosis treatment, you will be able to experience a treatment plan which will mean that you do not turn to alcohol ever again.
Addiction Treatment Options
Some of the different treatment options that dual-diagnosis may include or work alongside include the likes of talking therapies (one-to-one therapy with trained specialists), CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), DBT (dialectical behavioural therapy), mental health medication, group therapy, and much more which will also work as part of forming a relapse prevention plan.
Mental Health Therapy Options
As alluded to previously, there can be a lot of overlap between the approach that therapies take for addictive disorders and mental health disorders. Behavioural therapies, talking therapies, medication, and group therapies are all also often used when treating mental health disorders. However, the difference comes in the approach that specialists take to implement these treatments.
Delving into the heart of your illness, no matter what form that illness has taken will help you to make positive changes as you move forward in life.
Treatments that are more specific to dual-diagnosis treatment include such treatments as biofeedback therapy, experiential therapy, faith-based therapy, holistic therapy, and motivational enhancement therapy.
One thing that many people can fear most about the recovery process is the withdrawal symptoms that come with the detoxification process. Withdrawal symptoms can include such side effects as hallucinations, migraines, sweating, insomnia, muscular fatigue, and much more. The side effects can be incredibly severe and varied, which is why you need support during this process.
While on a treatment plan found through Rehab Clinics Group, your treatment will include a course of physical detoxification treatment. Medically-assisted alcohol detox means that you will be able to be monitored 24/7 by trained medical staff who will monitor and manage your withdrawal symptoms with carefully prescribed medication.
Many addicts have fallen prey to the deadly effects of withdrawal when trying to go “cold turkey” alone at home, so let us find you a place where you can go through detox safely.
When it comes to overcoming an addictive disorder, you will need to be able to form a cohesive strategy for staying sober for the long term. This will often revolve around forming a relapse prevention plan which involves breaking you out of the neural pathways which lead you to frequently resort to substance abuse when presented with specific triggers.
Also, being able to identify the warning signs of turning to substance abuse will inform a lot of your relapse prevention plan. Being able to recognise when you may be at risk of consuming drugs and/or alcohol will give you a better chance of staying sober.
Finally, finding more positive outlets for your previously internalised emotions will mean that you will be less likely to resort to previously negative habits.
All of the treatment plans which Rehab Clinics Group refer our clients to come with a complimentary year of aftercare. This will mean that you have access to the resources and support that you need during the first twelve months after having completed a treatment plan.
Many addiction specialists find that the first twelve months after leaving a treatment programme can be one of the most important periods in a recovering addict’s life. Therefore, this complimentary aftercare programme can be a vital resource for anyone in recovery.
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If you require dual diagnosis support or to find out more about the treatment services at Rehab Clinics Group, you can reach a member of our team at 03301 596 494 or go to the website and fill out the contact form. If you are ready to start your journey to long term recovery, our admissions process is swift and we can get you into a rehab facility in just a few days.