If you feel like you’re overwhelmed with the weight of mental health issues that have led to substance misuse and even addiction, you should consider contacting one of our specialists to help you get the care you need and put you on the path to recovery.
The staffs at New Era Rehabilitation in Bridgeport and New Haven are experts in treating mental health issues and substance abuse problems. Our teams are made up of licensed specialists, including psychiatrists, who understand what you’re going through and know how to provide the guidance and support necessary to regain control, restore hope, and live a life of lasting happiness.
Call our direct number – 203-344-0025 – if you’re struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues and would like to talk to one of our specialists.
Mental Health Issues Shouldn’t be Handled Alone
Mental health struggles are not struggles you should try to cope with on your own, especially if you’ve turned to substances for help. Sure, you might feel better when you use, but that positive feeling doesn’t last. The only way to feel better again means using more and more of the substance. Eventually, the misuse use of substances leads to full substance abuse. And yet your mental health struggles persist or get even worse.
The point is, by trying to cope with mental health issues through the use of addictive substances, you’re adding to one problem with another instead of trading one problem for another. You’re not swapping anything. No, you only end up compounding problems.
Once you realize it, the weight of dealing with both mental health struggles and substance abuse issues becomes almost unbearable.
If you feel like you or a loved one are at a point like this, or feel like you’re quickly approaching such a point, the professionals at New Era Rehabilitation in Bridgeport and New Haven are here to help.
You don’t have to overcome any mental health or substance abuse struggles on your own. Dealing with them is a lonely and exhausting reality. Trying to regain control of them and take your life back on your own is too much to ask of yourself. And you don’t have to.
How Mental Health Issues Can Lead to Substance Abuse
Often when someone has been self-medicating to deal with mental health issues, they’re not aware they’re self-medicating to deal with mental health issues. That may sound unusual, but you have to realize mental health issues don’t always happen all at once. They usually develop and grow over time. It’s only when they become bothersome do people start to seek relief in the form of substances.
For example, if someone is predisposed to anxiety, even if they haven’t been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, and they start to deal with more responsibility at work, their stress level may go up. As their stress level goes up, they may start to worry about how they’re doing, performance-wise. They may become self-critical. This may lead to an increase in stress, which may lead to more anxiety, which may lead to sleepless nights…
And so on and so on. The negative self-talk may lead to overwhelming anxiety. From there, it’s not hard to see how the relief substances can provide would be attractive. It’s also not hard to see how substances can quickly become a crutch that one ends up relying on just to manage the anxiety and get through the day.
On and on it can go. Once it does, the cycle of abuse is fully underway. Even if the addiction is treated, if the underlying mental health issues aren’t, it becomes easier to relapse and start the cycle all over again.
If you feel this describes your current situation, then we’re ready to help. Our professionals understand how lonely this struggle can be and know your care needs to be specifically developed based on your situation, including the potential care of a psychiatrist at one of our centers.
The Psychiatrist’s Role in Rehabilitation
If you believe you’re stuck in a cycle where you’re battling mental health issues as well as substance abuse problems, then you really should consider getting the type of help we offer at our rehabilitation centers in New Haven and Bridgeport.
There, you’ll receive a tailored treatment plan that’s developed with your specific situation and history in mind. In a case where you are battling mental health and substance abuse issues, you’ll receive care for both may include:
This is only a brief list of what we provide. In many cases, we may also recommend care under the treatment of a psychiatrist. This type of care is directed more at clients who need more help with mental health issues than substance abuse problems. In other words, they need more targeted treatment for those underlying causes that substances have helped numb and suppress.
That doesn’t mean they won’t receive help for substance abuse. Far from it. It just means sometimes people go through life with undiagnosed disorders or have suffered some form of trauma that requires deeper attention and more one-on-one counseling sessions with a psychiatrist than others do.
For people in this type of situation, or who may suffer from other co-occurring disorders or just have a long history of mental health and substance abuse issues, the long-term care of one of our psychiatrists may be the best option for long-term sobriety and mental health wellness.
For More Information
If you’re in a position where you feel overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression, or other issues that may be affecting your mental health and have caused you to seek comfort and relief in substances, consider contacting us for help. You don’t need to suffer alone, and you don’t need to fight this fight by yourself.
For more information or if you’re ready to talk, please contact us. We’re ready to help.