Humans are emotional beings. Our brains are hardwired to feel emotions in response to the events we experience. We are born with six basic emotions: sadness, anger, joy, fear, surprise, and disgust. Not only is recognizing these emotions crucial to our existence but knowing how to express our emotions appropriately is essential to our mental health and overall well-being. Individuals with a co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder usually struggle with healthy emotional expression. An integral component of co-occurring treatment rehabilitation is giving people the skills they need to recognize, acknowledge, and appropriately express emotions.
Rose Hill Center offers a variety of therapies for individuals battling mental health conditions and co-occurring substance use. Reach out to us today by calling 866.367.0220 to discuss how we can help you learn to express your emotions healthily as you receive treatment for your mental health and subsequent substance use disorder.
The Need for Co-Occurring Treatment
Many individuals who suffer from a mental health disorder often develop a substance use disorder when they turn to alcohol and drugs to ease their emotional pain. Studies show that nearly half of people with a mental health disorder also experience substance abuse or addiction. At Rose Hill Center, nearly all who we treat have three or more co-occurring diagnoses.
There are numerous combinations of co-occurring disorders. The signs and symptoms will vary depending upon which substances the person is using and what the mental health diagnosis is. For example, someone with PTSD who abuses alcohol will have different symptoms than someone with depression who abuses opioids. That said, there are some common indicators of co-occurring disorders such as:
- Problems at work, school, or home
- Social isolation and withdrawal
- Demonstrating high-risk behaviors
- Sudden changes in behavior
- Legal and/or financial troubles
- Difficulty maintaining healthy relationships
Previously, mental health and substance use disorders were usually treated separately, frequently resulting in unsuccessful treatment outcomes for both. We now understand that because of the complex relationship between mental illness and substance use, the two must be treated simultaneously to achieve successful and lasting treatment outcomes. To learn more about healthy emotional expression as part of our integrated co-occurring rehabilitation services, reach out to Rose Hill Center today by calling 866.367.0220.
What Happens in Co-Occurring Treatment?
Mental illness that goes untreated can have profound negative implications. Individuals suffering from untreated mental illnesses often turn to drugs or alcohol to get a sense of quick relief. Over time, this substance use worsens mental health and often results in addiction. During co-occurring treatment at Rose Hill Center, patients work to address their complex mental health treatment needs. Our team of licensed professionals works with patients to learn to express emotions in healthy ways, practice self-control, and learn coping skills. Some of the treatment services we provide include:
- 12-step groups
- DBT and CBT therapies
- Individual therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Relationship building exercises
- Recreation and nutrition
- Social communication
- Yoga and mindfulness
While co-occurring disorders are common, every individual will be impacted differently. Patients at Rose Hill Center work with their treatment team to develop treatment goals and a plan for care that addresses their unique needs. With proper treatment, individuals with co-occurring disorders can manage their symptoms to lead fulfilling, productive lives.
Find Compassionate Co-Occurring Treatment at Rose Hill Center
For nearly 30 years, Rose Hill Center has provided comprehensive, compassionate care in Holly, Michigan. Our residential treatment services provide a safe, healthy environment where patients can focus on their recovery without distractions. Our team of licensed professionals is highly trained in a wide variety of different therapies. If you or someone you love has a mental illness and a co-occurring disorder, reach out for help today. Please call Rose Hill Center at 866.367.0220 to learn more.