Mental Health Issues
As a part of the addiction treatment process at Caron Texas, patients meet with a psychologist and take a psychological test within the first few days following admission.
The psychologist is specifically trying to understand if a patient has any underlying mental health issues that can complicate the recovery process. These issues tend to emerge during addiction recovery treatment especially when a patient becomes sober. It is important to deal with any mental health issues directly as they can severely impact the chances of life-long recovery. If the Caron Texas psychologist believes that a patient has a mental health issue, the Caron Texas addiction treatment staff will work with the patient to create a personalized treatment program to overcome it.
The most common mental health issues among substance abuse patients are depression and anxiety. Other potential blocks to recovery include chronic pain, bipolar disorder, sleep concerns, trauma, ADHD (ADD) and eating disorders. These and other cross addiction disorders will be thoroughly assessed as part of the personalized treatment and recovery plan of each patient at Caron Texas.
It is important to note that mental health issues can continue to emerge throughout the addiction treatment process. Conditions that may not show up in the first two weeks of alcohol treatment or drug rehab may become more prevalent after two months of being sober. At the same time, a mental health issue present at one week of sobriety may eventually fade away through chemical abstinence, support and healthy lifestyle changes. In some cases, the underlying mental health issue may have been a substance-induced condition and not a long-term psychological concern. This is particularly common with substance-induced depression and anxiety.