Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health disorder that involves intense mood swings between extreme highs and severe lows. Many people with this disorder struggle with symptoms daily if they don’t receive treatment. Sometimes, that leads to substance use as a way to control their symptoms. Yet, alcohol and drug addiction coupled with mental health problems can be a challenge to treat. Dual diagnosis treatment is the most effective strategy for improving this. Our team at Red Oak Recovery can help you to do so. Contact us today at 866.457.7590 to learn more.
What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?
Dual diagnosis is a treatment method designed to treat both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder at the same time. In this case, it aims to treat bipolar disorder as well as drug or alcohol addiction. Treatment for both conditions is often effective at reducing symptoms and improving long-term outcomes.
How Can Dual Diagnosis Treatment Help You?
The initial step of this type of therapy is to gain stability. That means no longer being under the control of alcohol or drug addiction. It also means balancing mental health symptoms of bipolar. By focusing on these two areas, a person is less likely to feel like they have to use substances. At the same time, they can develop strategies for managing the symptoms of their mental health disorder.
From there, our therapy programs can help a person gain better control over their thoughts and actions. They learn strategies for avoiding drug and alcohol addiction triggers while also learning about bipolar disorder and how to manage it.
What Types of Therapy Are Available in Dual Diagnosis Treatment?
The goal of dual diagnosis treatment is to create a customized plan to address the individual’s unique needs. These needs may include the use of various therapies. Some examples of these therapies include the following.
- Individual therapy to create practical coping mechanisms for your unique needs.
- Dialectical behavior therapy helps you to deal with emotional events as they come your way.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy to improve negative thought processes and symptoms
- Holistic therapy to heal the body and mind.
- Nutritional therapy to heal the body from the damage of both conditions.
Many times, substance use disorders like this can damage many facets of a person’s life. That includes their physical and mental health, as well as relationships. Treatment can help with all of these concerns.
Learn How We Can Help You at Red Oak Recovery
When you have bipolar disorder, your life may be a series of emotional ups and downs that are nearly impossible to control. It can be exhausting. At the same time, you may be drawn to alcohol and drug use because it may feel like it helps calm those symptoms down, at least for a short time. Soon, a person is drinking or using drugs all of the time without relief.
When you enroll in our treatment program, you’ll gain access to support for all aspects of your health. This treatment can provide you with a new way to view your life and new opportunities to embrace healing. At Red Oak Recovery, we offer a unique program that blends adventure and nature therapy along with clinical treatments. In doing that, we create a way for you to learn how to improve your health and your future. Some of our programs include:
- Adventure therapy services
- Wilderness therapy services
- Family therapy services
- Nutritional therapy services
- Experiential therapy services
Dual diagnosis treatment is the foundation of recovery for those who are struggling with a substance use disorder and bipolar disorder. It is possible to recover and not live with the symptoms of your disorder. Red Oak Recovery can help you to achieve those goals. Call our team at 866.457.7590 or connect with us online for immediate help.