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10 Mental Health Treatment Programs at Awakenings

Awakenings Treatment Center is a dual diagnosis rehab in Southern California that specializes in mental health treatment including mental illness and substance abuse. When you choose us for your care, you receive an individualized treatment plan that addresses your unique symptoms. No matter what mental illness you are struggling with, you can expect compassionate care and holistic services that heal your mind, body, and spirit.

10 common mental health disorders that are regularly treated here at Awakenings Treatment Center.

1. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, such as an accident or personal attack. Because this trauma can live in the body, it may manifest into nightmares and unwanted memories. People who do not confront this trauma are more likely to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. 

The goal of our trauma treatment center is to help you come to terms with the trauma and process it in a healthy manner. This is usually done through cognitive therapy, though medications can also help manage your symptoms. 

2. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

OCD is an anxiety disorder that causes people to have unwanted thoughts, ideas, and sensations that drive them to do repetitive actions. Due to the persistence of this condition, it’s common for people to use drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism. Fortunately, treatment for OCD is effective and includes cognitive behavioral therapy and medications. 

3. Bipolar disorder 

Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that involves intense mood swings that range from depressive lows to manic highs. The goal of treatment is to manage these mood swings. Because there are different types of bipolar disorder, your treatment plan must be customized to your needs. For example, your care plan may include a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and family support. 

4. Eating disorders 

Eating disorders have more to do with just food and weight. They are illnesses characterized by severe disturbances in eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. Treatment for eating disorders involves a multi-layered approach that includes healthy eating, psychotherapy, and medications. We also recommend family support, as this helps build a supportive home environment that emphasizes a healthy body image.

5. Borderline personality disorder 

A borderline personality disorder is a mental health condition that impacts how you feel about yourself and others. Because of the skewed perspectives and unstable moods, this disorder can cause problems in your relationships and career. Usually, we’re able to treat borderline personality disorder with psychotherapy alone, though medications may be prescribed as well. 

10 Mental Health Disorder Treatment Programs at Awakenings Treatment Center

6. Schizophrenia 

A chronic brain disorder, schizophrenia includes delusions, hallucinations, trouble with thinking and a lack of motivation. The condition requires lifelong treatment, but fortunately, the symptoms are manageable. Specifically, treatment should include medication, social skills training, family therapy, and individual therapy. 

7. High-functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome 

People who are low on the autism spectrum may use drugs and alcohol to cope with their symptoms and feel more comfortable in social situations. Awakenings Treatment Center is proud to offer specialized treatment for individuals on the spectrum who are also dealing with substance abuse. We offer family support, education, and counseling.

8. Major depressive disorder 

Also known as depression or clinical depression, major depressive disorder involves persistent feelings of sadness. It’s different than feeling blue, and it’s not something that you can just snap out of. Because of the persistence of these feelings, some people self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. Our treatment focuses on psychotherapy, medications, and lifestyle changes. 

9. Panic disorder 

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that causes panic attacks. You can experience these feelings at any time, even when there is no danger present. While panic attacks are not life-threatening, they can be scary, especially because they can happen anytime, anywhere. Treatment includes talk therapy and medication. 

10. Chronic pain

Even though chronic pain is not a mental illness, it is something that deserves special attention. If you live with chronic pain, it’s easy to fall into the habit of using drugs and alcohol to ease your symptoms. Some people also develop an addiction when they are prescribed narcotics for pain relief. 

Awakenings Treatment Center offers a wide range of chronic pain treatment, including individual and group psychotherapies, holistic medication management, movement therapies, and anti-inflammatory nutritional therapies. These therapies are effective at reducing symptoms of fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, and others. 

Why Choose Awakenings Treatment Center for Mental Health Treatment?

We recognize the link between mental illness and addiction. Whether it’s unprocessed trauma, feelings of depression, chronic pain, or a constant fear of panic attacks, functioning in everyday life is difficult. This is why some people find themselves in a downward spiral abusing drugs and alcohol for temporary relief.

We're here to help.

We have treatment options for everyone. To discuss your dual diagnosis, contact our admissions team today. We look forward to helping you achieve sobriety while healing the underlying reasons for the addiction.