Psychiatric services combine counseling, medication, and medical evaluations to reduce mental health symptoms that coincide with addiction.
The Ridge Can Help With Mental Health Issues
Addiction is a complex disorder. Addiction treatment requires the attention and expertise of a diverse team of physicians, nurses, and counselors. Each clinician brings knowledge and experience in various aspects of recovery. Together, they help people with addiction and underlying mental health issues achieve lasting recovery.
At The Ridge, psychiatrists are an integral part of our expert treatment team. Their knowledge and skill allow us to work with clients with more complicated diagnoses, such as co-occurring disorders. As a co-occurring disorder facility (substance use disorder must be the primary diagnosis for all clients), our team of psychiatrists and therapists can also help with secondary mental health issues. Our treatment team will determine whether we can offer the appropriate level of support. If we can’t, we’ll refer to providers who can offer the level of care indicated by medical necessity.
Psychiatric Care At The Ridge
Co-occurring mental health disorders can contribute to the development of addiction disorders and cause ongoing problems during recovery if they’re left untreated. With psychiatric care, individuals with dual diagnosis address and work through disruptive emotions and psychological states that may interfere with their ability to achieve and maintain sustained sobriety.
Mental health issues we usually can work with:
- PTSD and Trauma
- Bipolar Disorder
Mental health issues that may be beyond our level of care:
- Suicidal Ideation
- Extreme Personality Disorders
The Importance of Psychiatric Services as Part of Recovery
When an individual is in treatment for addiction – whether it’s an alcohol or substance use disorder – it’s important that they have access to psychiatric services for several reasons. Psychiatrists – physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders – play an important role during detox, which is often the first step in treatment, and a precursor to recovery. Their expertise keeps our patients safe as they withdraw from substance of abuse. In some cases, our psychiatrists prescribe medication to help mitigate the extremely uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal.
Co-Occurring Disorders and Dual Diagnosis
Psychiatrists also help with the diagnosis and treatment of co-occurring disorders. Mental health disorders like PTSD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression commonly occur along with addiction and behavioral conditions. These disorders tend to exacerbate each other, and without specialized treatment, the individual finds themselves in a continuous cycle of relapse and worsening symptoms.
Having a psychiatrist on staff at a rehab center is vital. They can diagnose co-occurring disorders and effectively treat both conditions so that the client can experience full healing. Treatment for a mental health condition usually involves behavioral therapy, medication, and psychiatric consultation.
Expert Team, Fully Accredited Facility
We understand the importance of comprehensive care for our clients. We’ve assembled an expert team of psychiatrists, addictionologists, doctors, nurses, and licensed counselors.
The Ridge is a Joint Commission accredited facility, which means we provide the highest level of safe, evidence-based care available. We’re licensed to treat licensed professionals such as doctors, nurses, dentists, pilots, lawyers, and other business professionals.
We operate under the philosophy that addiction is a disease. It’s not the result of poor choices or moral shortcomings. Our physician-directed programs combine community support programs recovery and a variety of therapeutic models. We teach practical coping skills and provide tools to restructure thinking and behavior.
Our goal is to provide complete healing for the mind, body, and spirit. That means we help clients overcome co-occurring disorders when they’re present, and when our level of expertise offers the best chance of full recovery.