A normal thing a lot of people wonder about when they enter substance abuse recovery or seek treatment for other mental health orders is whether they need to seek out the help of a psychiatrist for treatment? Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple answer to that question. In fact, the more general answer is oftentimes the most accurate. The general answer is usually, “It depends.”
Before getting frustrated with that answer, let’s first take a look at why that answer is usually the correct one at the beginning of the process. Then we’ll show you why a more specific answer may be appropriate for you and how New Era Rehabilitation in New Haven can help you find the help you need, whether it’s through the care of a psychiatrist or something else that fits your needs.
Do You Need to See a Psychiatrist?
Whether you need to see a psychiatrist for treatment totally depends on your situation.
Not exactly the type of answer you want to hear when making a decision on whether to seek the help of a psychiatrist. But the generality of the answer does demonstrate a larger point. Everyone’s recovery is different and so the avenue of treatment will vary from person to person. Some are more than able to participate in group sessions like Alcoholics Anonymous and find the peace and support they need to enter a period of recovery that lasts the rest of their lives.
Other individuals, however, may need more personal, one-on-one therapy that focuses on behavioral adjustments and modifications to break the clutches of addiction. Often, individuals need a combination of both individual and group counseling.
And yet there are many where the individual and group sessions aren’t enough. Maybe they’ve got co-occurring disorders like alcoholism and severe depression. Or perhaps they’re battling the effects of some form of trauma they experienced and have turned to substance abuse as a way of self-medicating instead of seeking the help of a medical professional.
It is for individuals who fall into these categories that the help and assistance of a psychiatrist often prove to be the best way forward. Treatment can range from Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Individual Counseling, and Medicated Assisted Therapy, among others. At New Era Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in New Haven, you’ll find all of these programs along with a team of psychiatric professionals ready to help you receive the health care you need.
Consultation, Intake Assessment, and Flexibility
If you decide you want help to break the stranglehold of addiction, stop the destructive cycle of substance abuse, and improve your mental, emotional, and physical health, contacting us to schedule a free consultation and a possible visit are the first steps in choosing a life-altering path.
Once you’ve chosen New Era Rehabilitation and Wellness Center for your recovery needs and goals, you’ll take an Intake Assessment. It’s during the consultation and intake phase where an initial treatment plan will be created for you that is specific to your situation and best positions you to recover from your disorder successfully so that you can enjoy long-term sobriety and an improved quality of life.
In your initial treatment plan, you may find out that psychiatric care is part of your treatment. Or, if it isn’t, psychiatric care may be recommended later during individual and group sessions that may expose a deeper need for care beyond the initial treatment plan’s scope. Whatever the case, our psychiatric professionals are flexible and will be available to adjust to your treatment requirements as necessary.
The main thing to remember isn’t so much whether you need to seek out a psychiatrist for help. No, the more important thing is whether you feel you need help overcoming an addiction or help with any disorder. If you or your family believe help is what you need to find the hope and joy you may be failing to achieve, then contact us and let us help you receive the care that best fits your situation and needs.
Will You Need Medication?
The answer to the question of whether you’ll need to take medication as part of your recovery is pretty much the same as whether you need to seek out the help of a psychiatrist. Yes, it absolutely depends. The good news is you won’t have to worry about asking that question. The possible need for Medicated Assisted Treatment is always taken into account when assessing an individual’s need for quality care.
That being said, our team of psychiatrists are experts in the field of addiction treatment utilizing medications, especially for alcohol and opioid addictions. They’ll recommend what they believe is best for your recovery.