Anxiety, Depression & Trauma2018-08-30T11:43:11+00:00

Anxiety, Depression & Trauma

What is a co-occurring disorder?

The coexistence of both a mental health and a substance use disorder is referred to as co-occurring disorders.

Mental illness and behavioral disorders are common in people with addiction. Sometimes addiction develops when a person begins to “self-medicate” or “numb” the effects of a mental illness. Drug and alcohol addiction can also lead to the emergence of depression and anxiety. Unresolved trauma and PTSD can manifest itself in a number of self destructive ways that include addictions, self harm and negative feelings.  According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately 33 percent of individuals with alcoholism and 45 percent of individuals with drug addictions have at least one serious mental illness.

To increase our patients’ chances of achieving a full long-term recovery, we believe co-occurring disorders need to be treated at the same time. Our clinical team is specialized and experienced in treating common co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

NewBridge Recovery Center has expertise in a variety of evidence-based, safe methods that are tailored to the needs and expressed preferences of each patient.  With such help, patients have learned to relax, experience their own strength and resilience, and reclaim their right to peace and happiness.

Depression & Anxiety often operate in a circular cause-and-effect manner with addiction.  NewBridge Recovery Center provides evaluation and assistance to our patients in overcoming these conditions, resolving the causes, and learning tools to express feelings as they occur.  We provide an environment in which patients can release unhealthy emotions, teach them to practice sharing their feelings, and promote a healthy, ongoing connection with significant others that can support long term sobriety.

Some patients may benefit from non-addictive medications that can assist them in managing symptoms of anxiety and depression.  These medicines are prescribed by our medical staff, who evaluates each patient and may recommend medication, in addition to the appropriate psychotherapy. To optimally manage the symptoms of addiction and withdrawal, our medical staff includes a Psychiatrist Certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse.

In addition,NewBridge Recovery Center promotes, supports, and assists patients with self-care tools, such as nutrition information, restorative yoga, meditation and expressive art therapy.

Unresolved PTSD and trauma can manifest in a variety of self-destructive manners, including addiction. If needed, NewBridge Recovery Center can provide trauma treatment in a variety of ways, including evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT and EMDR.

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