What We Treat
Substance Use Disorders
Addiction is a disease that can affect anyone at any stage of life. Those suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol may struggle to accomplish daily routines and their own physical and mental health may be suffering. Alcohol, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opiates can all be highly addictive and overcoming these addictions takes a huge amount of dedication. Addiction can develop regardless of an individual’s age, gender, education, or socioeconomic status, and addressing addiction involves learning how to cope with the urges as well as the personal effects that drugs or alcohol have had on each individual. However, addiction can be overcome and Create Recovery Center can guide each individual through the process, from taking the first steps in overcoming addiction to balancing one’s goals and responsibilities in life.
There are many factors at play when addressing an addiction to drugs or alcohol. There are genetic components that can cause certain individuals to be at an increased risk for developing addiction, as well as social and environmental factors that can influence a person’s relationship with drugs or alcohol. It is important to learn to identify these elements and how each person can tackle their own recovery by prioritizing their personal health, sobriety, and identity outside of these dangerous social and environmental factors. Our outpatient programs allow each person to personalize their own recovery path with guidance from our professionals in an effort to learn and incorporate new coping strategies that are specific to each person inside and outside of the facility.
Substance Use and Mental Health
The use of drugs and alcohol can lead to a number of mental health disorders and coping with a mental health disorder and substance use disorder simultaneously, called dual-diagnosis, is a complex process that can feel overwhelming. While some individuals may turn to substance use in order to provide relief from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or any number of other mental health disorders, others may find that their use of drugs or alcohol creates these feelings as well. As a result, it is important to address these two dimensions of recovery in tandem by providing education on how these two elements inform each other and using this information to create a comprehensive approach to recovery.
Learning to cope with mental illness as a part of addiction recovery can be daunting. However, our professional staff is trained to address the unique experiences with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health disorders that an individual may face on their journey to sobriety.
For those with a dual-diagnosis, treating only one part of the problem can leave a person ill-prepared to cope with the other factors at play and an increased chance of relapse. Addressing mental health without acknowledging the use of drugs or alcohol as a coping strategy can allow difficulties to persist in the same way that learning how to cope with one’s use of drugs or alcohol can leave a person with little guidance on how to address feelings of anxiety or depression. It is essential to create a unique, personalized plan that addresses these issues simultaneously in order to produce a truly comprehensive plan for success.