What drives a person to drink excessively or to abuse drugs? There are several factors that can contribute to addiction, including an underlying mental health disorder. When a person is diagnosed with at least one mental health disorder and at least one addiction, it’s referred to as a co-occurring disorder. At New Hope Ranch in Manor, Texas, just outside of Austin, we want to get to the root of your substance use disorder, and we have the evidence-based, trauma-informed therapies to uncover what is truly keeping you from sobriety.
Getting to the Root of the Addiction
Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment at New Hope Ranch
For most co-occurring disorders, you can expect the application of grounding techniques to assist you with managing your emotions and regulating with coping skills. Some of this is assisted with psychiatric medications and medication management. We have experience treating patients with bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For all of these, on a clinical plane, we assist with understanding the diagnoses and recognizing what is organic and what is possibly caused by or exacerbated by your substance use. We always encourage ongoing therapy sessions with an outside provider after discharge to assist with the transition into a sober lifestyle and to address underlying issues that have been masked with drugs and alcohol.