What is Dual Diagnosis treatment?
Dual diagnosis of mental health and substance abuse conditions has its own set of symptoms and complications, both of which require specialized treatment for a successful recovery program. When a person has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder identifying and selecting a treatment facility well-versed in dual diagnosis is a crucial decision.
Compassion Behavioral Health is a rehab facility that offers specialized in treatment for dual diagnosis and counseling of mental health in South Florida. CBH rehab uniquely provides two tracks of care 1) the Substance Abuse (SA) track and 2) our Mental Health (MH) track. Our clinical team recommends the SA program for those who struggle most with addiction but also have an existing mental health problem. We recommend track two, MH program for those who are mostly suffering from mental illness but use drugs and alcohol to cope.
What are the benefits of Mental Health therapy?
Mental illness can negatively harm your health. When a person is struggling with bipolar depression, generalized anxiety disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there is a severe negative impact on personal relationships and performance in daily life at work or school. The objective of mental health therapy at Compassion Behavioral Health is to provide counseling to work through mental health conditions and create a path for healing and long-term recovery.
CBH rehab provides comprehensive and compassionate care utilizing a combination of talk therapy, holistic treatment, and medication. We take a holistic approach to effectively treat mental health disorders empowering the person to actively participate in developing a personalized treatment program that improves a client’s health and wellness. We make recommendations on medication and psychotherapies (talk therapy) based on evaluation and experience of our clinical team. These treatment services include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), coping skills, medication education, trauma therapy, along with meditation and yoga.
Treatment for mental health has many therapeutic benefits, some of which includes:
Balanced chemistry of the brain. Individuals with mental illness usually have a brain chemical imbalance further exacerbated when drugs and alcohol are consumed. Mental health therapy resets the brain with many positive changes.
Enhanced learning of life skills. Adopting essential life skills can help in dealing with stressful situations. Quite possibly, these are skills never taught that have contributing factors to the desired use of drugs and alcohol. Such as setting boundaries, finding a balance of work and play, self-esteem, and achievement of goals.
Improved and healthy relationships. Problematic relationships are symptomatic with dual diagnosis clients. Therapy and counseling can help work through problems that will enhance relationships and develop improved healthy interaction with others.
Importance of self-care. Persons dealing with mental illness and substance abuse often neglect individual self-care. Mental health therapy teaches a new and healthy state of being with a focus on self-care and allows for personal time.
Resolution for trauma. Past trauma or abuse can have adverse lifetime effects. Counseling helps to identify past traumatic experiences to disperse painful memories and reduce the impact on current life and establish well-being.
What is the CBH approach to mental health?
Typically mental health counseling is visualized with a therapist and person sitting across each other talking through emotions. However, many approaches have been developed for mental health treatment. Several styles of treatment are designed to produce benefits for mental health and wellness care, including:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR treatment alleviates the distress associated with traumatic memories. This therapy style is an integrative psychotherapy approach to effectively treat for PTSD, phobia, stress, and panic attacks.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral approach. DBT helps transform negative patterns of thinking and develop skills to manage painful emotions and improve conflict in relationships.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) combines talk therapy and behavioral therapy to transform negative thought patterns into positive thinking. CBT is effective in treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marital problems, and several more.
Trauma therapy addresses past trauma, which has manifested problems throughout the life of an individual. Trauma therapy treatment helps a person to heal from and cope with negative and traumatic experiences.
Talk therapy is an opportunity for sharing in a non-judgemental setting. Group Therapy connects individuals with common challenges and goals. Individual therapy teaches skills to facilitate change and Family Therapy strengthens the family unit to prevent enablement and codependent behaviors.
What is the spectrum of treatment at CBH rehab?
Compassion Behavioral Health provides a complete continuum of care for mental health and substance abuse in South Florida. The clinical and therapy team at CBH rehab understand that clients need a wide range of treatment and individualized approach to achieve a full recovery. Personalized treatment is designed to help those that need to confront past problems and for others to develop life skills for managing stressful situations.
Every client requires a track of treatment that is sustainable and varies based on individual needs. Mental health treatment can take longer for some than others; the purpose of rehab is to help create a path that holds each client accountable and sets lifetime goals for achievement. Dual diagnosis treatment is hugely beneficial when applied with a combination of ongoing therapy programs such as the 12-Step program and support groups, meditation, nutrition, and life skills.
Compassion Behavioral Health recommends extended mental health counseling for relapse prevention and built-in support for dealing with difficult situations.