When it comes to addiction, co-occurring disorders can cause serious issues for individuals pursuing sobriety. Mental health issues such as depression can make it much more difficult to address addictive behaviors. Fortunately, high-quality treatment facilities like Serenity Lodge have the resources to help multiple disorders. As part of our comprehensive care continuum, we use dual diagnosis to treat individuals suffering from addiction and an underlying mental illness.
Co-Occurring Disorders Can Be Confusing
Like having multiple physical ailments, it can be tough to know where to begin addressing co-occurring disorders. For some men, it may seem like there’s no realistic place to begin treatment, which leads to them forgoing treatment altogether. Unfortunately, trying to pursue sobriety without support and treatment can be fruitless and potentially dangerous.
For men struggling through addiction and an accompanying mental health disorder, reaching out for support at Serenity Lodge allows them to begin working past their issues safely and comfortably.
Co-Occurring Disorders May Make Some Treatment Techniques Less Effective
In recent years, evidence-based techniques provide the foundation for many treatment programs. Unfortunately, some of the most successful techniques require men to correct themselves in order to be successful. For individuals with co-occurring disorders, that could be a difficult task.
Particularly, specific combinations of disorders can be especially challenging. Individuals suffering from anorexia as well as cocaine addiction often need to address malnutrition before beginning addiction treatment. When post traumatic stress disorder and heroin addiction occur together, our therapists need to include compassionate counseling into the early stages of detox.
Treatment is most effective when participants take it seriously. Simply accepting treatment may be a challenge for men with co-occurring disorders. Having a proper support system can ensure a successful start to your recovery journey.
Suffering From Co-Occurring Disorders Almost Always Requires Professional Treatment
When disorders occur simultaneously, it can be nearly impossible to become sober without professional treatment. Attending professional treatment at Serenity Lodge is the safest way for men to work toward a sober life. Going through withdrawal or attempting recovery alone can be dangerous for your mental and physical health. With professional staff available 24/7, you can focus fully on your recovery.
We offer multiple levels of care and various therapeutic modalities, including:
- Drug and alcohol deoxification
- Residential inpatient
- Intensive outpatient
- Dual diagnosis
- 12-step program
- Individual counseling
- Group sessions and family groups
For our residential guests, Serenity Lodge offers a wide variety of amenities to enhance the recovery process. Alongside a professional recording studio, pool, and hot tub, you’ll find:
- Access to fitness therapy
- Meditation therapy
- A 12-person sauna
- A movie theater
- A racquetball court
Don’t let co-occurring disorders hold you back from achieving sobriety. Reach out to Serenity Lodge today at 866-379-4365 to take your first step toward a healthier tomorrow. The best time to begin your journey to a better life is right now.