Working with clients who need treatment for PTSD and addiction has been a part of what we do at Serenity Oaks for many years. We understand that treatment for PTSD and substance abuse go hand and hand and the correlation between the two must be addressed in order for a patient to truly heal and move forward. PTSD can be the catalyst for substance and alcohol use disorders in many individuals. Knowing how to incorporate working through mental health issues along with abuse and addiction care is an important part of offering comprehensive services to all of our clients. If you or any of your loved ones are struggling with trauma and addiction, please give us a call today. Our counselors are ready and waiting to give you the support you need and begin your abuse and addiction treatment.
The Connection Between PTSD and Addiction
Stress, depression, trauma and other psychological issues can all lead to substance abuse and addiction. PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can be caused by a number of occurrences or circumstances in a person’s life. People who struggle with PTSD often turn to drug abuse, binge drinking, and other types of self-medication in order to deal with the symptoms of PTSD they are experiencing. Everyone’s experience with PTSD and substance abuse is unique and that’s why we offer individualized addiction treatment plans at Serenity Oaks. Our counselors understand that what symptoms of PTSD a person is experiencing, depression, violent outburst, panic attacks, or other issues, that they may turn to alcohol and drug abuse as a relief.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment for PTSD and Addiction
Dual diagnosis is a situation where an individual has both an alcohol and drug addiction issue and an underlying mental illness such as depression, anxiety, or an eating disorder. Trauma and addiction are another common combination of what are referred to as cooccurring disorders. When a person has a dual diagnosis, it’s important that the mental illness and the drug addiction be treated simultaneously so that one line of care does not interfere with the other. Cooccurring PTSD and substance abuse treatment at Serenity Oaks is available to our patients and a comprehensive plan is developed for their care.
Therapies Used to Treat PTSD and Addiction
As part of inpatient and outpatient drug rehab Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help those with PTSD and drug and alcohol addiction. CBT helps with treatment for Trauma and addiction because it deals with coping with a patient’s painful memories that are causing the stress and the behavior of substance abuse that needs to be changed. At Serenity Oaks we have a wide variety of treatment options for substance use disorders that can be incorporated into trauma and addiction care plans. We have inpatient and outpatient treatment programs that can be modified to suit the needs of any of our patients or their loved ones.
Other Common Co-Occurring Disorders
Many issues or problems in a person’s life, past or present, can set off the abuse of drugs and alcohol. There are some more common mental illness disorders that substance abuse counselors see frequently. They include generalized anxiety disorder, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, mood disorders, Schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Experts state that as many as one in three people struggling with substance abuse disorders actually have a dual diagnosis that may have gone unnoticed until they receive alcohol and drug abuser treatment. That’s why a full medical history and psychological interview are always conducted at Serenity Oaks before any substance abuse treatment begins.
Treating PTSD and Addiction at Serenity Oaks
The comprehensive treatment we offer for substance use disorders at Serenity Oaks includes care for people who struggle with PTSD and drug addiction. Call us today to discuss our care plans for dual diagnosis situations and any other problems with drugs and alcohol. We are here for you.