According to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, 45% of Americans who seek treatment for a substance use disorder are also diagnosed with a co-occurring mental health disorder. This translates to approximately 7.9 million adults in the United States. Often, individuals turn to substance abuse to manage the unwanted feelings associated with trauma, depression, and anxiety. At Hickory House, we recognize the importance of an integrated approach to treatment that requires collaboration across multiple disciplines. Our approach incorporates evidenced-based interventions including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, 12-Step Programming, Family Therapy, Yoga, Nutritional Guidance, and Physical Activity.
It is very common for people with a substance use disorder such as drug addiction or alcoholism to also suffer from a range of psychiatric or mood disorders, including:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- and other co-occurring disorders
These mental health issues in people with addiction are referred to as dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has proven effective in the treatment of mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and sleep disorders. Through CBT our clients become aware of inaccurate and negative thinking patterns and learn strategies to change them. Through structured interventions with our Masters level clinicians, clients learn to adapt to challenging situations with new, more effective coping skills. These new skills are learned and practiced throughout the recovery process.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a proven intervention for treating co-occurring disorders. The focus of this treatment modality involves mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance.