If you think that conventional drug rehab does not produce the recovery you expect because it does not deal with dual diagnosis of addiction, you can try SOBA Malibu. Aside from our holistic and individualized treatment programs aimed to help alcoholics and drug addicts to recover from addiction, we also concentrate on co-existing conditions like depression and offer a unique dual diagnosis treatment program. We take into consideration underlying causes of your condition as well as the external factors that trigger bipolar disorder.
External triggers of bipolar disorder
The following are the external factors that trigger bipolar disorder:
- Issues at home
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal conditions: Bipolar disorder is influenced by cold weather especially winter
- Serious emotional pressure
- Work-related stress
- Drug addiction. Bipolar disorder is triggered by the use of drugs particularly cocaine, meth and other stimulants.
Problems in bipolar treatment for drug addicts
Bipolar disorder is not easily treated because of the following reasons:
Late detection: A person with bipolar disorder does not readily notice that he or she is suffering from the condition. Bipolar symptoms like hyperactivity and depression are often associated to normal mood swings due to weather conditions, situations at home or work and the like. A person often recognizes that there is a problem when he or she already experiences problems related to the condition.
Denial: Oftentimes, a person with bipolar suffers from denial of illness. This is the characteristic symptom of bipolar disorder and drug addiction. Such denial swings during the course of the condition and makes detection and rehabilitation very difficult due to refusal of treatment.
Misdiagnosis: People suffering from drug addiction may also exhibit signs similar to bipolar disorder. As a result of the similarity of symptoms, the person may be over-diagnosed with bipolar. Therefore, it is crucial for a dual diagnosis treatment center to employ the best staff to ensure proper judgment.
Absence of FDA approved drug to treat drug addiction and bipolar simultaneously: At present, the drug of choice for bipolar patients is lithium. But, recent studies showed that drug abuse decreases the effects of this drug to bipolar patients. Therefore, excellent medical treatment and careful medical management are indispensable in the success of rehabilitation.
The SOBA bipolar rehab way of managing dual diagnosis
We at SOBA bipolar rehab recognize the need for individualized treatment for patients with dual diagnosis. Our team of experts shall organize a wide array of therapies to deal with your addiction issues and bipolar disorder. The specialized team of professionals shall include the medical team which shall take care of your total well-being. The team is composed of the following:
- Clinical psychologist
- Marriage and family therapist
Since we are a holistic rehab, we also provide additional therapies to heal your mind, body and spirit with the help of the following individuals:
- Discharge and aftercare planner
- Nutrition and wellness coach
- Personal trainer
Call us at (866)-547-6451 for immediate help.