For many, mental health concerns and substance use disorders go hand-in-hand. Co-occurring disorders like alcohol addiction and anxiety or opioid use disorder and depression are common. It’s important to seek treatment that addresses both conditions. One way that A Better State is serving our commitment to our community is by providing mental health treatment alongside our addiction treatment services.
The Connection Between Addiction and Mental Health
Mental health and addiction are intimately connected. In fact, it is estimated that over 50 percent of people who struggle with addiction also have a mental health disorder. Why are these issues so closely connected? Often, those with mental health concerns such as PTSD use drugs or alcohol as a way to self-medicate and ease their symptoms. For some, mental health concerns can lead to risky behaviors that increase the chance of addiction.
People with co-occurring disorders can experience serious and life-threatening problems if their conditions are not addressed. For example, those with depression and alcohol addiction are more likely to attempt suicide than those who only have one of the disorders.
Common Mental Health Issues
What to Expect in Our Mental Health Treatment Program in New Hampshire
Those who come to A Better State for mental health treatment can expect to receive a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan. Our mental health treatment program includes:
- Medication management – We will work with you to find the right medication to manage your symptoms.
- Individual therapy – You will meet with a therapist one-on-one to work on your recovery goals.
- Group therapy – You will participate in group therapy sessions with other clients.
- Family therapy – You and your family will meet with a therapist to discuss how to support your recovery.
- Holistic therapies – We offer a variety of holistic therapies, such as yoga and meditation, to help you heal in body, mind, and spirit.
If you or a loved one is struggling with a mental health disorder and addiction, we can help. Co-occurring disorders treatment is available at A Better State, and it can make a difference in your life.
Effective, Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment at A Better State
Our outpatient center in New Hampshire is committed to providing evidence-based mental health treatment. We use a combination of therapies that have been shown to be effective in managing co-occurring disorders, like cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and trauma therapy. We understand that every client is unique, and we tailor our mental health treatment programs to meet the individual needs of each person who walks through our doors.
We’ll support you every step of the way as you work to manage your mental health concerns. If you are ready to get help for your mental health disorder and addiction, contact A Better State today. Reach out to our team at 781.412.1488 or connect with us online to get started.