People with mental health conditions are more likely to develop substance abuse problems, and vice versa which is why the disorders we treat are essential in long-term recovery. In fact, one study found that up to 80% of people with addictions also had mental health concerns. This often occurs as a result of substance-induced brain changes and the way substance use triggers mental health issues.
Emerge Healing Center is experienced in the treatment of substance abuse and mental health. We offer a variety of treatment options for the following co-occurring disorders:
Suicidal Ideation Treatment
In the United States, more than half of people who die by suicide suffer from a co-occurring mental health condition. Unfortunately, the combination of mental health and substance abuse issues is more often associated with suicidal ideation than substance use disorder on its own. The good news is that treatment for suicidal ideation often involves the same types of treatment for substance use disorders as well as for other disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Most people with suicidal thoughts benefit from a combination of therapy and medication.
ADHD (or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a condition that makes it hard for people to pay attention and control their behavior. In children, ADHD is often diagnosed with a behavior checklist that looks for inattention and impulsivity. In adults, the diagnosis is based on a set of symptoms that include difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity, and restlessness. In some cases, ADHD is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.
Anxiety is a feeling of worry and nervousness that often causes people to feel tense and uneasy. It can cause a wide range of symptoms, including constant worrying, nervousness, and muscle tension. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition in the U.S. today. The most commonly diagnosed forms of anxiety are generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
Depression is a mood disorder that causes feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in normally enjoyable activities and hobbies. Depression can also affect a person’s appetite and sleep, making them feel tired and sluggish. It is estimated that 25 million Americans suffer from depression.
Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person’s mood, energy, and thoughts. People with bipolar disorder often experience periods of extreme highs and lows, also called manic episodes and depressive episodes. This often causes them to behave in ways that are out of character or cause problems with their relationships and jobs. Bipolar disorder is also called manic-depressive disorder.
PTSD and Trauma Treatment
Treatment for PTSD and trauma often involves the same types of treatment for substance use disorders as well as for other disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Most people with PTSD and trauma symptoms benefit from therapy, which helps them deal with the experiences that cause their symptoms. Therapy also helps people cope with their symptoms and live their lives more fully.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a condition that causes people to have unstable, intense relationships that often end in intense anger, hurt, or regret. People with BPD are also unusually emotional and unpredictable. They often have intense mood swings, a rapid and dramatic shift in mood, and extreme swings in their emotions.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a brain disorder that causes people to have unwanted and intrusive thoughts, or obsessions, that they feel they must do things to try to stop or reduce.
Panic Disorder Treatment
Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that causes a sudden, unexpected feeling of intense fear or terror. The fear and the feeling of terror are so strong that it feels like an emergency and a person cannot think clearly. Panic is usually accompanied by physical symptoms that can include rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, sweating, trembling, dizziness, and chest pain. Panic disorder symptoms usually subside after a panic attack.
According to the National Disordered Eating Collaboration, Disordered Eating sits on a spectrum between normal eating and an eating disorder and may include symptoms and behaviors of eating disorders, but at a lesser frequency or lower level of severity. Disordered Eating may include restrictive eating, compulsive eating, or irregular or inflexible eating patterns. Dieting is one of the most common forms of disordered eating.
Find Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Atlanta
Drug addiction can have many different negative effects on both your physical and mental health. But you can find healing from these effects, as well as learn ways to avoid future drug use, with the help of drug rehab in Atlanta. At Emerge Healing Center, our caring and experienced staff are here to help you design the most effective treatment program possible. Take the first step to reclaiming your life, and call us for today.