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Substance Abuse and Anxiety

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Too often, those with substance abuse disorders go without necessary mental healthcare. Mental health is just as important as physical health. After all, people talk about the mind-body connection for a reason. That’s why at Footprints Beachside Recovery, we treat the whole person. If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse and anxiety, we encourage you to reach out to us today for assistance. Through dual diagnosis treatment, we can help develop a sensible treatment plan that will help pave the way for lasting recovery. Contact us today at 727-954-3908 to speak to a trained representative who can tell you more about the importance of proper diagnosis.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Many who turn to substances for relief lack adequate coping mechanisms. Sadly, this is common because there is a mental health crisis in America today.

Mental health is closely tied to physical health. The sooner people begin to accept this fact, the better off all of us will be. Trauma is often a factor in those who turn to drugs as a band-aid. At Footprints Beachside Recovery, we focus on trauma to help our clients work through past traumas and learn healthy approaches to manage difficult times.

High-risk triggers are a recipe for relapse. That’s why those who enter treatment for substance abuse must learn effective coping mechanisms to navigate real-world situations. Regular therapy sessions can help clients learn how to approach challenges better and avoid situations that could pose threats to their sobriety.

The Importance of Personalized Treatment

At Footprints Beachside Recovery, we offer addiction treatment for a wide range of issues, including:

  • Heroin/fentanyl addiction
  • Meth addiction
  • Cocaine addiction
  • Marijuana addiction

We take pride in providing personalized treatment for each and every one of our clients. We take a hands-on approach to rehab and recovery. Our clients know that we are as determined to help them get clean as they are.

When reasonable, we encourage the importance of family involvement in addiction recovery. In many instances, individuals struggle to maintain sobriety without an adequate safety net. Family and friends play a significant and meaningful role in helping individuals achieve lasting sobriety.

Dual Diagnosis and Co-occurring Disorders

Many of those with a substance abuse disorder are in need of a dual diagnosis. It’s common for those who abuse substances to have a co-occurring mental health issue. All too often, these issues are undiagnosed and untreated.

Common dual diagnoses include:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Mood disorders, including bipolar disorder
  • Panic disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizoaffective disorder

Once a person receives a proper diagnosis, it’s possible to determine an appropriate plan of action to develop a treatment plan. Therapy and medication management can play important roles in helping a person understand the core reasons why they turned to drugs or alcohol to manage their distress and trauma.

Discover Dual Diagnosis Treatment at Footprints Beachside Recovery

At Footprints Beachside Recovery, located in Florida, we understand that blaming someone for their addiction does not improve their life situation. Instead, we advocate for personalized treatment that helps people discover the root causes that have led them down a dark path.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common culprit when it comes to reasons why people turn to substances for temporary relief. We know it’s easy to get caught up in the cycle of abuse and the important part is to learn how to kick the habit and find effective ways to maintain sobriety.

Reach out to us today at 727-954-3908 to speak with a trained representative who can tell you more about the importance of mental healthcare and dual diagnosis for proper treatment and recovery. You can also fill out Footprints Beachside Recovery’s online form and allow us to get back to you.

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