30 Oct Interventions for Addiction with Dual Diagnosis in Alberta, Canada
Addictions of any sort are complex conditions that require comprehensive and multi-faceted treatment programs. Our Alberta licensed psychologists and alcohol & drug counselors are skilled and compassionate professionals who go to the heart of the issues that keep a person trapped in addiction or alcoholism. Our professional interventionists and addiction therapists work closely with clients and their families to achieve long term success.
Overcoming Addiction and Trauma Using a Holistic Approach
Our professional Calgary addiction therapists have created a safe environment in which our clients feel safe and feel comfortable to talk about their addiction in. Our treatment programs are customized to meet client’s individual unique needs. Our latest therapeutic models are combined to provide an all-encompassing path to recovery which includes emotional, spiritual, and physical healing.
Once a detailed psychological evaluation and substance abuse assessment has been completed by our professional addiction therapists or Medical Staff, then we will implement a multi-faceted treatment plan for the individual, that will develop the strength and resilience needed to break through their addiction and trauma issues.
Dual Diagnosis & Childhood Trauma
Treating The Root Causes Of Addiction Is The Key To Long-Term Recovery. Research shows that over 60% of people in Alberta, who are diagnosed with a mental disorder will also have a substance abuse problem. When a person is dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or other issues whose causes may range from child abuse to psychological trauma, they often begin to abuse or become dependent upon, medications, alcohol, or drugs.
What Is Dual Diagnosis?
Approximately 2 million people in Canada are living with a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis is a term used when someone is struggling with a psychiatric disorder and a substance abuse disorder at the same time. Some of the most common mental health disorders diagnosed in combination with a substance abuse issue include anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and personality disorder.
Dual diagnosis treatment addresses both issues at the same time and is a much more effective strategy than treating one disorder at a time. However, it is important to understand there are no quick fixes for a dual diagnosis. Treatment lengths vary on each person’s unique situation.
What are the Signs of Dual Diagnosis?
Here are a few signs that may indicate someone in your life is struggling with substance abuse issues and a psychiatric disorder:
- Withdrawing from friends and family
- Lying or stealing to support their addictions
- Expressing feelings of hopelessness, guilt or regret about their addictive behavior
- Inability to manage a job, school , home or friendships
- Managing dramatic mood changes and energy levels with drugs, alcohol or compulsive behaviours
- Paranoid behaviour, strange behaviours
- Talking about conspiracy’s
- Feeling scared about everything
- Over reacting when talking with family and friends.
Recovering from Mental Health and Dual Diagnosis.
The symptoms associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders are complicated, so it’s important to address them at the same time. At Andy Bhatti Interventions, we design individual treatment programs for each person based on their own personal situations. Our Alberta mental health and addictions programs offer the following services:
- Mental Health and Trauma Assessment
- Independent Medical Exams
- Private Psychologist
- Private Psychiatrists
- Intensive diagnostic tests and evaluations on mental health and trauma.
- Substance Abuse interventions and mental health monitoring
- Therapeutic treatments to support long-term aftercare programs
- Relapse prevention programs
- Recovery Coaching
Alberta Intervention & Detox Expert Counselors Are Ready To Help
Many people suffering from substance abuse issues clearly need help to break free from their addiction, but they resist help from those who would like to see them receive addiction treatment. Our company has professional addiction therapists based in Alberta who are trained Intervention Specialists who can help your family. When the intervention process is left to the professional interventionists, the loved ones can then focus on being a caring support system during this transition. For help or questions don’t hesitate to call us at 1-888-988-5346
Private Detox Programs in Alberta, Canada
Our professional addiction therapist and interventionists in Alberta work closely with the best private detox facilities in Canada.
We help our clients as they work through the detox process and help them get off all drugs and/or alcohol. In many cases our clients have both a drug and alcohol addiction and we help them get their life back on track. Rather than requiring our clients to go to a separate detox facility to taper off substances, we can help them find a drug and alcohol treatment center in Alberta, that includes a fully medical detox program.
How Long Does It Take to Break The Cycle of Addiction?
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction or alcoholism it’s important to understand that breaking an addiction is possible with the right help. Our professional addiction therapist only works with licensed addiction treatment programs in Alberta, Canada. Evidence from Canadian Universities suggests it takes approximately 90 days to reset the brain and shake off the immediate influence of drugs and alcohol. However, it is important to note that recovery is a daily choice—even after years of being clean or sober.
4 ways to Break The Cycle of Addiction After Treatment:
- Reconnect with positive family and friends. People struggling with addictions have a tendency to withdraw from social interaction, so it’s more important than ever to reach out for support.
- Be accountable to your recovery coach. Find a 12 sponsor, mentor or counsellor to help guide you toward mental, physical and spiritual health. Having people and fellowship you can talk to can help make all the difference in your recovery.
- Stay active in your recovery. Exercise is a great way to boost your endorphins, clear your head and help you focus on your mental health and well being. Sports therapy and adventure therapy can help you look and feel better in early recovery. Proper diet and nutrition are key too!
- Learn to Identify things that trigger you. Pay close attention to triggers and find ways to avoid them. Common triggers include stress, social isolation, unhealthy relationships and boredom.
Additional Support and Intervention Services:
If you need additional support to help guide you through your recovery process of quitting, our team of professional addiction therapists can help you break the cycle of addiction. We’ll work with you closely to help identify your triggers, negative patterns and help guide you mentally, physically and spiritually along your recovery process.
Our Calgary based intervention and addiction services program is designed to give individualized care in an intimate setting. We utilize the latest models in addiction treatment, resulting in lasting success for our patients.