Cumming Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment for Addiction
Addressing Anxiety, Depression & the Underlying Causes of Addiction
Addiction is not something that just happens. Studies show that most people who develop an addiction have an underlying mental health condition. Depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders may have contributed to the addiction or developed while abusing drugs or alcohol.
Most traditional drug rehab centers focus strongly on treating the symptoms of chemical dependency. While detox is important to recovery, it does almost nothing to address the underlying psychological triggers behind the addictive behavior. As a result, a large percentage of people who complete a professional detox program without also treating the mental health issues are likely to relapse back into a cycle of addictive drug or alcohol use.
At The Carter Treatment Center, we realize there are often deep-seated underlying psychological factors that contribute to a person’s addictive use of drugs or alcohol. If those psychological triggers can be resolved, the need to take addictive substances is removed.
Treating Addiction at the Source
Everyone has different triggers that compel them to abuse drugs and/or alcohol. Identifying these triggers is critical to the treatment process. We work closely with our patients to diagnose any co-occurring disorders that may be accompanying their addiction. Based on this information, we create a personalized addiction treatment program that suits each person’s unique needs.
There are many different underlying problems that can cause you to turn to drugs or alcohol. These include:
- Low self-esteem
- Childhood trauma
- Uncontrolled stress
- Chemical imbalance
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
You’ll work with an addiction specialist through one-on-one therapy to uncover and resolve the underlying factors that led to addictive substance abuse. You’ll also learn powerful new coping skills for dealing with life’s stresses and challenges in a positive and healthy manner.
The Importance of a Customized Rehabilitation Plan
We often recommend counseling for any person attending our center for addiction recovery, but it can be especially important when treating co-occurring disorders when we need to help you heal from trauma or other mental health condition.
Our team uses one-on-one therapy for co-occurring disorders so you get undivided attention and feel comfortable sharing about difficult experiences as you work through previous traumatic events of current stressors. You may also attend group therapy, and if you and your loved ones want to work through things together, we offer a family program to help you rebuild connection and a healthy foundation for the future.
We can also recommend alternative therapies like meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, sound therapy, or aromatherapy as part of your treatment plan. These techniques can help you navigate cravings and life challenges effectively and safely.
Aftercare for Co-Occurring Disorders
Completing your treatment plan is central to your recovery but aftercare services play an important role in living sober long-term. At The Carter Treatment Center, we offer you resources to support you in the following months and years.
Treating co-occurring disorder requires to get at the root of your substance use disorder and counseling is often a key tool to improve your mental health. Our team can help you find an experienced therapist in your area to see on a regular basis and who can keep you accountable for your progress.
If you have benefited from alternative therapies like yoga or sound therapy during your rehabilitation, we can recommend mentors or practice centers where you can continue your practice. Such methods make healthy coping skills that can support your physical and mental well-being.
Just like we tailor our treatment plans to your specific needs, we carefully discuss what your needs and goals are when it comes to plan your aftercare resources.
Start Your Rehabilitation Today
Our objective at The Carter Treatment Center is to identify a patient’s unit addiction triggers and begin specialized counseling to resolve them. Once a patient understands the thought processes that motivate them to abuse substances, they will be able to take a more active role in their recovery. Building on feelings of self-worth and love lay a strong foundation for sobriety.
If you or someone you know is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, contact The Carter Treatment Center in Cumming, GA at (678) 737-4430.