Addiction and substance abuse disorders often go hand-in-hand with other co-occurring mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. Alternatively, children and teens with untreated depression and anxiety may later develop an addiction to alcohol or drugs as a harmful coping mechanism. For such patients, their addiction therapy program must include co-occurring disorder treatment for better health and to minimize the chances of a relapse. If you or a loved one struggles with addiction and/or obsessive thoughts, you can reach out to Memphis Recovery Centers (MRC) for immediate help.
In a co-occurring disorders treatment program at Memphis Recovery Centers, multiple components are necessary for effective treatment. Our team feels that you are more prepared to immerse yourself in recovery when you know what to expect.
The patient receives a full medical evaluation from doctors and therapists to identify physical ailments, mental health issues, past trauma, and other underlying causes to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
Residential or Inpatient Treatment
If the client poses a danger to themselves or others, they may require hospitalization as part of an inpatient treatment program. If they are not in immediate danger but require medical supervision and intensive care, they may begin their recovery journey within a residential facility.
Individualized Recovery Plan
Addiction and co-occurring symptoms vary from person to person, and not all treatment plans work for everyone. In intensive treatment, the doctors, therapists, and other health professionals work with the patient and their family to come up with an individualized recovery plan tailored to their specific needs and symptoms.
A Combination of Medication and Evidence-Based Therapy
Depending on the patient’s case history, their recovery plan will usually include medication and daily cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) sessions. As the client recovers, they will also learn vital skills and healthy coping mechanisms to reconnect with society and resume normal lives.
In addition to evidence-based approaches (such as CBT), most recovery centers also recommend other holistic treatment programs, group activities, and alternative therapies, such as music and art therapy, as part of the comprehensive recovery plan.
Family Counseling and Support
The patient’s family is also educated on co-occurring disorders, substance abuse disorders, and symptom management. Qualified health professionals clear up misconceptions, answer questions, and provide guidance and strategies to best support the patient in their healing journey.
Benefits of Addiction Therapy
Addiction therapy addresses both the patient’s substance abuse disorder and other co-occurring conditions such as OCD. The advantages of addiction therapy include:
- Teaching patients to be self-reliant and independent
- Identifying harmful and intrusive thought patterns
- Replacing negative behavior with healthy habits
- Addressing the root problems
- Developing effective coping mechanisms
With a comprehensive recovery treatment plan, you will have the tools to overcome your addiction, fight negative conditioning, and build a better and brighter future.
Find Help and Healing at Memphis Recovery Centers (MRC)
Since 1970, MRC’s non-profit addiction treatment facility has helped countless patients conquer their addictions and disorders to live happy and healthy lives. With both adult and youth treatment programs, MRC is committed to providing accessible and affordable healthcare to all.