Co-Occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorder Treatment at The Cabin Melbourne
Addiction on its own can be a lot to handle, but when combined with another condition such as anxiety, depression or bi-polar disorder, it’s all the more overwhelming. If you are battling addiction as well as mental illness, you’re not alone. In fact, over half of addiction sufferers also endure some kind of psychological condition and nearly a third of those diagnosed with mental illness struggle with substance addiction as well.
Co-occurring disorders, sometimes called dual diagnoses, involve the presence of one or more addictions combined with one or more psychological conditions such as a mood disorder, anxiety disorder, eating disorder or personality disorder. The co-occurrence of multiple disorders tends to produce more severe medical, behavioural and social issues than a single addiction or mental illness alone. Co-occurring disorders also complicate addiction recovery as unaddressed mental health issues are one of the leading causes of relapse.
At The Cabin Melbourne we understand the complex interplay between addiction and mental illness as well as the importance of identifying and treating both conditions simultaneously. This is why we thoroughly assess all clients entering addiction treatment for any concurrent anxiety, mood, eating or personality disorders to ensure all of your issues will be addressed, setting you up to achieve complete, long-lasting recovery. Contact us today to arrange your confidential assessment and begin your journey to healing.
The Link Between Addiction and Mental Illness
Addiction and mental illness tend to fuel and intensify one another. Often the discomfort experienced by sufferers of depression or anxiety leads them to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. The temporary relief found through this method almost inevitably escalates to substance abuse and eventually addiction.Unfortunately, addiction comes with a host of problems of its own, and tends to exacerbate the original psychological discomfort that the drugs or alcohol were intended to relieve. To add insult to injury, reliance on this form of self-medication leaves you without the coping methods to manage your mental illness substance free, essentially trapping you in a cycle of dependence.
In other cases, addiction may actually cause the onset of a mental illness. Substance abuse leads to changes in the physical brain as well as brain function. These changes can trigger dormant mood disorders, anxiety disorders and even psychosis that may not have otherwise surfaced.
Treatment for individuals with dual or multiple diagnoses is more complicated compared to treatment for those battling addiction alone. Misdiagnosis is common as the symptoms of addiction can camouflage those of many psychological conditions. This is particularly problematic as failure to identify and address co-occurring mental health issues during addiction treatment leaves you incredibly vulnerable to relapse. If you are seeking treatment for your addiction or mental health concern it is imperative that you choose a reputable centre that can properly identify and treat any concurrent issues alongside your primary addiction.
How The Cabin Melbourne Treats Co-Occurring Disorders
At The Cabin Melbourne we understand how important co-treating addiction and mental illness is for achieving lasting recovery. Our team of addiction experts specialise not only in effectively treating addiction, but also in identifying and addressing any co-occurring disorders that may impact your recovery. You will receive one-on-one counselling to uncover and work through any dual or multiple diagnoses to ensure that nothing stands in the way between you and complete healing.
Addiction and your mental health are very personal matters. At The Cabin Melbourne we are acutely aware of the sensitive nature of your situation and take every precaution to ensure that your confidentiality is protected as you focus on your recovery. Our flexible outpatient programme allows you to schedule your treatments around your professional and social commitments so that you can get the high quality care you deserve while still keeping up with the things that are most important to you.
Treatment of addiction with dual or multiple diagnoses is the most susceptible to relapse making proper aftercare essential to lasting recovery. The ongoing recovery support offered by The Cabin Melbourne is one of the most comprehensive available and will provide you with the tools you need to maintain your recovery long after completing treatment.
While many individuals are able to recover through outpatient addiction treatment, others may benefit from a higher degree of care in an environment where they can dedicate all of their attention to healing. In these cases, clients will be granted fast-tracked access to our world renowned residential facility, The Cabin Chiang Mai.
Premium Residential Co-occurring Disorder Treatment at The Cabin Chiang Mai
Nestled discreetly in the subtropical mountains of Northern Thailand, The Cabin Chiang Mai is the perfect location to heal from your addiction and mental health concerns. A world away from the stresses and triggers of your daily life, our luxury facility with private villa accommodation more closely resembles a five-star resort than your typical rehab clinic. Relax in a peaceful meditation sala, take a refreshing dip in the pool or unwind with a traditional Thai massage, all while receiving the highest quality care from Western-certified addiction professionals. In addition to your core treatment programme, you will participate in physical activities and mindfulness practices to complement and enhance the recovery process. At The Cabin Chiang Mai, we help you find freedom from your addiction and healing of so much more.