Addiction is very often a symptom of a larger, underlying mental health issue. In accordance with our philosophy of treating the whole patient, Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches offers a full array of mental health programs to treat any mental health disorder. These treatment programs are designed to help patients identify and manage their mental illness without having to turn to drugs and alcohol as a form of self-medication. We have found that many of our recovering addicts began their journey into addiction in precisely this way, self-medicating for an often undiagnosed mental illness. Identifying the underlying illness is often the critical first step in addressing their substance abuse and mental health issues. Mental health struggles are experienced by so many people in this country and getting the proper treatment can alleviate the daily pain and suffering.
How Mental Health and Substance Abuse are Connected
For other individuals, chronic substance abuse may precede and result in a descent into mental illness. Many substance abusers develop serious mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and even gambling or sex addiction. 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. For these individuals, untangling the interconnected web of substance abuse and mental illness can be extremely difficult, requiring the type of coordinated approach that Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches provides. Our mental health programs in Palm Beach were created to tackle both substance abuse and mental illness simultaneously so that the individual can completely recover and learn how to properly manage their symptoms outside of treatment.
Individualized Care and Treatment
At Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, our mental health programs are designed to work in conjunction with our substance abuse treatment programs. We don’t even need to determine which element caused the other – we address both mental illness and substance abuse 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 own destinies, free from the chains of both substance abuse and mental illness. Any dual diagnosis can completely take over one’s life and the symptoms of both diseases can cause many challenges in a person’s life. Individualized dual diagnosis treatment is needed to overcome both struggles and it’s important to understand that it’s possible to come out of this stronger than ever.
Our expert medical team combined with our treatment resources allow us to provide patients with a smooth mental health treatment experience. If you are turning to drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with your mental health struggles, it’s time to get the help you deserve. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches is one phone call away and can ensure that you will be guided through the right path towards recovery.