Co-Occurring Conditions

Addiction often begins with an underlying mental health condition, and mental health conditions can appear suddenly and worsen quickly because of drug abuse. Whichever scenario you face, it will directly impact the kind of treatment you ultimately receive. However, the most important takeaway is to seek treatment immediately if you suffer from or think you suffer from one or more conditions. The symptoms from one problem can quickly exacerbate the symptoms of the other, creating a vicious cycle that only professional treatment can break.

Bayview Recovery recognizes that to treat a substance abuse problem successfully — and to achieve lasting results — we need to work with you to address all the issues which created and helped sustain your habit, and that includes mental health issues. Mental health issues, unfortunately, continue to have a special stigma. This often prevents people from seeking help. At Bayview Recovery, we have only one concern — getting you healthy again. Whichever mental health concern you may face, you are not the only one, and you are not alone, and it isn’t your fault. Bayview Recovery can help you manage these problems, so they don’t end up defining you. We help treat:

Bipolar Disorder

People who suffer from bipolar disorder experience extreme shifts in mood. They may have manic episodes characterized by extreme emotional highs, anxiety and energeticness followed by depressive episodes defined by intense sadness, lethargy and a lack of focus. These moods can alternate rapidly, or you may experience long periods where one mood prevails before a shift in mood occurs. The symptoms of a bipolar disorder can increase in severity over time, making the disease more debilitating if you do not seek adequate treatment early. Bayview Recovery can help you battle and overcome bipolar disorder and addiction.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a natural and universal human emotion. However, anxiety can become a disorder if its frequency or severity increases, you find yourself unable to control it adequately and it begins to become debilitating, interfering with your responsibilities or relationships. Anxiety disorders span a wide range of clinically separate diagnoses from phobias triggered by particular objects and situations to general and social anxiety. Both traumatic experiences and genetics can play a part in the development of an anxiety disorder, as well as substance abuse. The wide variety of causes and triggers complicates treatment, making professional help including therapy necessary for long-term management. You can get help for anxiety and addiction at Bayview Recovery.

PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorders, or PTSD, occur when an individual directly experiences or witnesses a traumatic event, where someone is physically harmed or threatened with physical harm. PTSD symptoms can be severe and drastically affect a person’s life and wellbeing. Individuals may lose sleep, find themselves unable to focus or go out of their way to avoid triggers, and these symptoms can be very persistent. Sufferers often turn to substance use — which will always worsen any mental health problem — to manage their symptoms. However, substance use quickly turns into abuse as more drugs or alcohol are required to manage the symptoms, and abuse becomes it’s a problem on its own and an inter-related one. Only treatment by professionals, like those at Bayview Recovery, can help you successfully manage both disorders.

Depression

Depression, also frequently called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, has many severe and debilitating symptoms. These can include persistent and intense lethargy, loss of interest in formerly enjoyed activities and feelings of emptiness and purposelessness. These negative emotions can interfere with an individual’s responsibilities and relationships and quickly erode their quality of life. As with other mental health problems, there is the strong temptation to use to manage symptoms, which is known as self-medicating, yet this always intensifies symptoms, especially if you choose to self-medicate with depressants such as alcohol. While medication may be necessary to treat your symptoms, you will need medical guidance with expertise in addiction, as offered by Bayview Recovery, to treat these problems effectively.

Codependency

Close, intimate relationships are a natural and joyful part of the human experience. However, when one individual relies upon another for their self-worth and emotional wellbeing, a relationship can quickly become toxic, leading to persistent and unhealthy feelings and behaviors. This scenario is clinically referred to as codependency. Codependency and its symptoms can persist for a long time because, instead of seeking help, a person in a codependent relationship will deny the problem, believing that the answer for their feelings of inadequacy is to be found in the other person. When problems in the relationship grow, and the person fails to find the wellbeing they seek through their partner, drugs and alcohol seem like a way to ease the pain. Bayview Recovery can help you manage these issues with sound medical and behavioral treatments, so you no longer need to rely on your partner or substances to feel whole and joyful.

Anger Management

Extreme anger, another mental health disorder, can damage your life — your personal and professional relationships as well as yourself. Problems with anger often stem from unresolved past emotional or physical trauma or an inability to control other aspects of your life, including other mental health issues or substance use. Anger issues, however, may occur with substance abuse but without the presence of other mental health concerns. Bayview Recovery can help you manage anger constructively and the substance use that fuels your anger so you can live a rewarding life again.

Grief and Loss

The death of a loved one, a divorce or a major life setback, such as a job loss, can cause tremendous sadness and despair. Frequently, these feelings, which are natural to have after such occurrences, can grow and persist, leaving people feeling unable to cope or move past the cause of their grief or their negative feelings. Drugs and alcohol can help minimize the intensity of extreme grief initially, but prolonged or increasing substance use can have the opposite effect and lead to a vicious cycle of hopelessness and addiction. Treating both anger and addiction together often helps people feel better faster and sustain a healthier lifestyle, and Bayview Recovery has significant experience treating these combined problems.

Find hope, health and a drug-free lifestyle at Bayview Recovery!

An addiction you can’t break free from can be a cause of great despair. If you also suffer from a mental health condition — whether it has caused your addiction or been produced by it — this can increase your feelings of hopelessness. You may feel like you will never break free or be healthy again. Everyone thinks that, but first, talk to some of Bayview Recovery’s alumni.

You will not get better on your own, but you can get better with help. Bayview Recovery can help. We’ve already helped thousands overcome addiction and the mental health issues that often coincide. There is no cure for addiction or a mental health diagnosis, but with treatment, you can enjoy an authentic and happy life again, sooner than you think.

Bayview Recovery provides a continuum of care that will support you from your first phone call, throughout your treatment and well into the future through our alumni services offerings. If you choose Bayview Recovery for your treatment, you will always have someone on your side believing in you and helping you get there. With Bayview Recovery, you can take back your life, and we can help you do it.