Every addict has a story. Often, addiction begins with a mental health issue. About half of all people with an addiction also have a mental health condition. This is called a dual diagnosis. For these people, addiction becomes a way to mask symptoms of mental illness, and to self-medicate when traditional mental health medications do not work. Even among people who do not have a mental health condition, mental health issues such as stress, low self-esteem, boredom, and loneliness can lead down the path of addiction. Mental health therapy—sometimes called psychotherapy—helps you begin putting the pieces back together.
Future Now Detox’s revolutionary West Palm Beach detox and addiction treatment center offers comprehensive addiction treatment, including mental health therapy.
Addiction wreaks havoc on a person’s mental health. For most addicts, the addiction-mental health connection is a vicious cycle. Addiction makes mental health worse, which makes life more difficult. This causes addicts to escalate their pattern of use in an attempt to escape the pain. This, in turn, continually worsens mental health issues, causing the problem to spiral rapidly out of control.
So how does a mental health diagnosis increase the risk of addiction? Some people use drugs and alcohol to self-medicate. Others become accidentally addicted to drugs used to treat their conditions.
For example, a person with an anxiety disorder might become addicted to benzodiazepines. It’s harder to recover from addiction with a mental illness because recovery may require taking mental illness medications. The mental illness itself also makes recovery challenging by causing depression, anxiety, and other painful symptoms.
But recovery absolutely is possible, even with a long history of mental illness. The key is the comprehensive, holistic treatment Future Detox Now offers. Through mental health counseling, we offer you healthy ways to fight the challenges of life while fighting your addiction.
Not every addict is mentally ill. But every addict can benefit from mental health counseling. Addiction harms your relationships and your mental health. The process of detox can be extremely difficult and may inspire feelings of self-loathing and hopelessness. Mental health counseling helps you every step of the way—from detox all the way through to a life of sustained sobriety.
We offer mental health therapy that’s customized to meet addicts where they are. Our counselors offer a range of modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and trauma-informed counseling. We’ll work with you to ensure we can competently meet your mental health needs.
Many addicts think that detox is the only step toward sobriety. The truth is it’s just one part of the journey. Once you detox, you’ll need skills to remain sober and to lead a happy and productive life. That’s where mental health therapy comes in. In counseling, you’ll master a range of skills. Those include:
Your therapist helps you when you’re overwhelmed, stressed, and hopeless. Your therapist also helps you get and stay inspired by your journey to sobriety. You can do it. Your therapist is here to remind you of that fact.
We offer a range of therapy options. You will work with a warm and competent therapist who listens without judgment, and who keeps your sessions confidential. You’ll feel safe and supported to discuss even the most frustrating issues. And you’ll get help when you need it, with an eye toward helping you achieve your goals.
Therapy is an indispensable tool on the road to sobriety. Let us help. If you’re ready to blaze a new trail to sobriety, call us today!