Addiction is often a symptom of a larger underlying mental health issue, and treatment of mental disorders is imperative for long-term success in sobriety. Following our philosophy of treating the whole patient, at our dual diagnosis treatment center in Florida, we offer a full array of mental health programs in South Florida that are designed to help treat these mental health problems without the crutch of drugs or alcohol.
How Mental Health and Substance Abuse are Connected
Mental health disorders and substance use disorders are often intertwined. It is not uncommon for substance abusers to also struggle with other serious behavioral health problems such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and even gambling or a sex addiction. Some reports estimate that between 36 and 40% of young adults looking for some type of treatment for mental health problems also meet the criteria for a substance use disorder.1
In some cases, people struggling to manage their poor mental health will turn to drugs or alcohol for help. This type of self-medicating becomes habitual and an addiction soon develops. For other individuals, chronic substance abuse may precede and result in a descent into mental illness. Drugs and alcohol can break down inhibitions that may have held certain behaviors in check. Other substances may damage an individual’s self-image or physical well-being to such an extent that depression or other mental illnesses arise. Regardless of which problem came first, untangling the interconnected web of substance abuse and mental illness can be challenging, but neglecting to do so can hinder progress. A professional substance abuse and mental health rehabilitation center is recommended to give people their greatest chance of finding lasting success in their recovery journey.
Our Addiction & Mental Health Rehab in Palm Beach
Our substance abuse and residential mental health facility in Florida is designed to help patients tackle both substance abuse and mental illness simultaneously. This comprehensive approach to addiction and mental health treatment allows individuals to make a full recovery for a better future.
To begin, patients will undergo a full clinical assessment. This evaluation allows our staff to not only create a customized treatment plan for each patient but also identify any behavioral health problems that the patient may not be fully aware of.
At Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, we offer mental health treatment and support for issues such as:
- Substance abuse
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- And gambling addictions
During treatment, patients will participate in both group and individual mental health therapy programs where they will learn how to identify and properly manage their symptoms without having to turn to drugs, alcohol, or other harmful behaviors as a form of self-medication. Once their symptoms are under control, patients will be able to transition back to their everyday routine.
Our mental health programs are designed to work in conjunction with our substance abuse treatment programs so that patients can attack all of their behavioral health problems at the same time. This approach enables us to treat individuals with any combination of substance abuse and mental illness and enable them to regain control over their destiny.
If you or someone you love is struggling, our substance abuse and mental health treatment center may be able to help. Proper addiction and mental health care can help you lead a happier and healthier life.