Are you battling addiction alongside mental health challenges like anxiety, depression or trauma? You’re not alone. Many grappling with substance use face these co-occurring disorders. But there’s hope. At CleanSlate, we specialize in integrative behavioral health support, offering a comprehensive treatment approach to help you overcome addiction and its psychological complexities. Begin your journey to recovery with our expert care and personalized support.
Our Mental Health Services Include
Biopsychosocial assessment details the biological, psychological and social factors influencing your addiction and mental health. By analyzing these interconnected aspects, we tailor a personalized treatment plan that addresses not just the symptoms, but the root causes of your struggles. Our expert team ensures that your journey to recovery is grounded in a thorough understanding of your individual needs.
Experienced, licensed addiction and mental health counselors provide personalized therapy in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Following an initial assessment, we’ll work with you to develop a tailored treatment plan that helps you achieve your goals, work through emotional challenges, and make meaningful progress in your recovery journey.
Stabilization counseling offers a integrative approach to recovery, combining individual and group therapy to empower you with the tools and skills you need for lasting success. Through personalized coping strategies, identification of personal triggers, and development of relapse prevention techniques, you’ll gain the confidence to maintain your recovery and live a fulfilling life.
Certified recovery specialists (CRS) are people in long-term recovery themselves, who offer support, guidance and inspiration. Drawing on their own knowledge and experience, they can help with recovery support, planning and decision-making, among other things.
Care Coordinators are your allies in managing the broader aspects of your substance use and mental health recovery. They provide essential support in securing transportation, finding employment, arranging housing, and accessing necessary resources like food and utility assistance. Our team also facilitates seamless medical and mental health referrals, ensuring you have a robust support network every step of the way.
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Mental Health Issues and Addiction
How does addiction affect mental health?
Addiction can have a significant impact on mental health in a number of ways.
- Co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. Addiction and mental health disorders often occur together, which is known as dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders. Individuals with addiction may have underlying mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, or trauma that they are trying to cope with through substance use. And those with mental health issues may turn to drug and alcohol addiction as a form of self-medication.
- Brain chemistry changes. Addiction changes the brain’s chemistry, which can affect mood, behavior and emotions. This can lead to problems such as depression, anxiety and irritability.
- Social isolation. Addiction can lead to social isolation, which can worsen mental health issues. People with addiction may lose relationships with friends and family, and this can lead to feelings of loneliness and depression.
- Trauma. Addiction can be a way of coping with traumatic experiences, and substance use can worsen its symptoms.
- Stress. Addiction can lead to financial, legal and employment problems, which can cause a lot of stress, adding to the problem of mental health.
Is addiction a mental illness?
Addiction is considered a mental illness by many experts and organizations, including the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
It is defined as a chronic disorder characterized by an overwhelming desire to consume mind- or mood-altering substances, the inability to limit consumption, and the emergence of a negative emotional state (e.g. anxiety, irritability, insomnia) in its absence.
Addiction affects the brain and alters the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. It is not a moral failing or a personal weakness, but a chronic illness that requires professional help and support to overcome.
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Behavioral Health Treatment for Addiction
What is behavioral health treatment for addiction?
Behavioral health treatment for addiction is an approach that focuses on addressing the psychological and social aspects of addiction.The aim is to help individuals understand and address the underlying causes of their addiction, and develop the skills and strategies needed to maintain recovery and prevent relapse.
Why is behavioral health treatment for addiction important?
- Addressing underlying causes. Treatment addresses the underlying social and psychological causes of addiction, including trauma, emotional regulation and negative thought patterns. This and how to prevent relapse in the future.
- Developing coping skills. Treatment helps you develop coping skill and strategies to manage cravings, triggers and stress, which are all important for maintaining recovery.
- Improving emotional regulation. Treatment can improve your emotional regulation, which is essential to overall well-being and mental health.
- Building a support system. Treatment can help you build a support system of friends, family, and professionals, who provide ongoing support and encouragement during and after treatment.
- Improving overall well-being. Treatment addresses not only addiction, but also your emotional and psychological well-being. This can improve work, relationships and general life satisfaction.
- Reducing the risk of relapse. Treatment can help you identify and avoid triggers, and develop a plan to manage cravings and stress, which can reduce the risk of relapse.
- Addressing co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. Treatment addresses co-occurring disorders, such as depression, anxiety and trauma.
How can I get started with treatment?
You can take the first step by calling CleanSlate (833) 505-4673 today. Remember that seeking help is the first step to recovery, and addiction treatment is a journey that requires time, effort and commitment. Behavioral health treatment, as part of your overall addiction treatment, can help you regain control of your life and overcome the challenges of addiction. Don’t let fear or shame hold you back from getting the help you need. You deserve to live a life free from the grip of addiction and the pain of mental health struggles.