Addiction to alcohol does more than affect physical well-being. It can also seriously impact mental health. Often mental wellness concerns accompany those who have an addiction. Therefore, finding help will also include mental health treatment in addition to detoxification from alcohol use. At TruHealing Centers, our team treats both addiction and mental health issues to give people the best chance for long-lasting recovery.
Addiction and the Impact on Mental Health
An alcohol addiction, as well as addiction to other substances, has adverse impacts on mental health. However, people who already have problems with their mental well-being, such as a history of PTSD or depression, may turn to alcohol or drugs to numb the mental anguish and suffering of these conditions. Therefore, many people who need an alcohol addiction treatment program may have mental health concerns that need therapy to address, too.
Having two problems is very common. However, not all treatment facilities have the ability to address both. Those who know they have a diagnosis of a psychological condition such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, or anything else, should seek an addiction recovery program with a professional therapist who can offer dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring disorders. The addiction treatment programs at TruHealing Centers provide comprehensive care for a number of addiction and mental health issues.
Dual Diagnosis and Alcohol Addiction
Dual diagnosis refers to when a professional determines that an individual has both a mental health issue and an addiction. Sometimes, dual diagnosis goes by the synonym of co-occurring disorders. Some common types of issues that often co-occur with alcohol addiction can include the following:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
Clients often wonder which came first. Did they first become addicted to alcohol or drugs, or did they have a mental health issue first? The answers differ for every person.
Therapists in addiction recovery at TruHealing Centers dual diagnosis programs will help the clients to gain insight into both conditions to discover which condition occurred first. More importantly, though, they will help the client learn how to cope with their feelings, fight the addiction urges, and improve their mental wellness.
Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
When problems affect the body and mind, a holistic recovery needs to happen. This type of view looks at helping the entire body and the mind to achieve wellness. While some types of holistic addiction recovery programs may include meditation, recreational therapy, or expressive therapy, these options may not be for everyone. However, even a more traditional recovery program that uses therapy to heal the mind and detox to help the body takes a holistic approach to treatment.
Treatment for alcohol addiction and mental health issues includes a dual diagnosis recovery program that makes it possible for clients to examine personal issues and find ways to overcome both problems.
Within this type of recovery program, the specific psychotherapy required will depend on the mental wellness concern the client has. For example, they could need any of the following types of therapy or a combination of some for help with mental health issues or addiction:
- Anxiety treatment program
- Depression treatment program
- Family therapy program
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) program
- Group therapy
- Trauma recovery therapy program
Because clients have different needs, each will receive a plan for treatment that matches their needs. Consequently, recovery chances increase due to customizing treatment options for each patient.
Receive the Best Care for Alcohol Addiction and Mental Health Issues at TruHealing Centers
Those with alcohol addiction that occurs with mental health issues should get a treatment that meets the recovery needs for both conditions. Call [Direct] to reach us at TruHealing Centers or contact us through our website. We have dual diagnosis programs to help the problems of addiction and mental wellness concerns at the same time. Recovery doesn’t have to wait any longer. Make the choice to contact us today for yourself or a loved one to learn how to find relief from mental health problems and alcohol addiction.