Mental health is a leading risk factor for people who develop an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Without a proper diagnosis or mental health treatment, many people turn to self-medicating with mind-altering substances.

If you’re trying to get sober, you need to find the right treatment center for you. Crest View Recovery Center specializes in treating people with co-occurring disorders, and we’re here to help you find the right path to recovery.

Why is Mental Health Treatment Necessary?

mental health treatment and addiction rehabNot only do people self-medicate for mental illness, but many will relapse if their mental health isn’t taken care of. Living with mental illness is extremely difficult, and the symptoms can arise at any time. Most people develop symptoms of mental illness between the ages of 14-and-24, but they can also occur later in life. When you begin having thoughts and emotions that you can’t explain, they can become frightening and confusing.

Some of the most common forms of mental illness include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)

The brain is designed to set up habits and repetitive behaviors when you’re able to avert pain and discomfort. Each time you turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with your mental illness, it turns into an addiction. Eventually, most people get to the point where the substances are no longer helping, and symptoms become much worse. However, dual diagnosis treatment is going to help you find a much better way of living.

Mental Health Treatment and Addiction Treatment

When dealing with co-occurring disorders, both problems require different forms of therapy. If you were to only focus on your addiction without addressing your symptoms of mental illness, you have a less chance of staying sober. While it’s important to learn how to abstain from using alcohol or drugs to cope with life, this must be done in a different way. Focusing on your mental health in a different way helps get down to the root cause of why you use in the first place.

Mental health treatment is going to help you understand your symptoms of mental illness and provide you with ways to manage them. Your symptoms of mental illness can be managed through various forms of non-narcotic medications that help heal and stimulate different parts of the brain. For example, some antidepressants increase the brain’s ability to create positive neurotransmitters. Medications for anxiety can help to calm down the amygdala in the brain, which is responsible for inducing a fight or flight response.

Holistic Methods for Mental Health Treatment

Holistic methods of treatment help with mental health therapy, as well as addiction therapy. These are different techniques that don’t involve medications, but they are highly beneficial for people in recovery. This is especially useful for anyone who would rather not take medications when they begin a life of sobriety.

Crest View Recovery Center believes in promoting overall wellness, which is why we’re going to teach you holistic ways of healing. We want to help you deal with symptoms of anxiety and depression, but we also want to help you work through stress and sadness. This can come through different techniques, such as meditation and yoga. Exercise and good nutrition practices are also a great way to heal your mind, as well as your body.

CVRC is here to help you achieve success in rehab. We’re here to restore hope in your life and show you a way of living an incredible life without the use of drugs or alcohol. Some of our other substance abuse programs include:

Find the right path to lifelong recovery at CVRC. Contact us today at 866-327-2505 for more information about our addiction treatment options.