Northern Pennsylvania’s Leading Treatment Center for Co-Occurring Bipolar Disorder

Bradford Recovery Center, located in Millerton, Pennsylvania, provides comprehensive, personalized treatment services to adults age 18 and older who are struggling with addiction and certain co-occurring mental health concerns, including bipolar disorder. Our residential treatment center offers a safe and supportive environment where adults receive customized care from experienced professionals.

Learn About Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Treatment for co-occurring bipolar disorder at Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, PA

It is not uncommon for individuals who struggle with addiction to also suffer from a mental illness. Sometimes, people use substances such as drugs or alcohol to cope with symptoms of a mental illness, but such habits can quickly lead to addictions. Other times, individuals who already struggle with substance use can develop symptoms of a mental illness. When an individual suffers from both an addiction and a mental illness, these are called co-occurring disorders. It is necessary to receive treatment for both concerns in order to obtain long-term health and wellness.

A mental illness that commonly co-occurs with addiction is bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a condition that is characterized by radical changes in mood and behavior. There are several types of bipolar disorder, including bipolar I, bipolar II, and cyclothymic disorder. Bipolar disorder is episodic and is often divided between periods of depression and mania. The episodes associated with bipolar disorder can be classified into three main categories: major depressive episodes, manic episodes, and hypomanic episodes. Typically, each type of bipolar disorder is linked to the presence, frequency, and intensity of a particular episode. The episodes that accompany bipolar disorder alter a person’s thoughts, energy, mood, and behavior.

Sometimes, an individual may use substances during these episodes, which can further intensify challenging symptoms. During a manic or hypomanic episode, an individual may engage in risky and potentially addictive behaviors, such as gambling, substance use, or sexual activity. During a depressive episode, an individual may experience diminished self-confidence, have changes in appetite, and withdraw from others. A person who is experiencing a depressive episode may turn to various substances to cope with feelings of sadness or loneliness, which can lead to chemical dependency.

Why Consider Treatment at Bradford

Why consider getting co-occurring bipolar disorder treatment at Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, PA

If left untreated, addiction and co-occurring bipolar disorder can have a devastating impact on an individual’s life. Symptoms of both conditions can impede work performance and lead to unemployment. Untreated addiction and coexisting bipolar disorder may result in debt, other financial difficulties, and homelessness.

Those who suffer from bipolar disorder sometimes participate in dangerous or reckless behaviors during manic episodes, potentially risking their safety and the safety of others. Furthermore, actions taken while under the influence of substances or during a manic episode can lead to certain legal consequences, such as arrest or incarceration. Untreated symptoms of addiction and co-occurring bipolar disorder may strain relationships with friends, family members, and romantic partners, potentially leading to social isolation. If both conditions remain untreated, an individual may struggle with self-harm or suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

Receiving treatment for both addiction and co-occurring bipolar disorder can minimize the risk for potentially life-threatening consequences. Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, Pennsylvania, provides evidence-based treatment services for adults age 18 and older who struggle with addiction and co-occurring bipolar disorder. At Bradford, individuals can learn to manage symptoms of both conditions and achieve a healthier lifestyle.

When you receive treatment at Bradford, you will coordinate with a treatment team, or a group of highly qualified mental health professionals who will guide you on your journey to recovery. After arriving at our campus, you will complete a biopsychosocial assessment, which is a thorough intake questionnaire that will aid your treatment team in selecting the most appropriate services to implement during your time here. Your team will create a plan of care that is customizable to your unique treatment experience.

Our state-of-the-art residential treatment center is designed to meet the needs of those who struggle with addiction and co-occurring bipolar disorder. We offer a variety of programs, services, and amenities to ensure a comprehensive treatment experience. We provide comfortable sleeping accommodations, food prepared by our expert culinary staff, laundry services, a fire pit, exercise equipment, and an Olympic-size volleyball court.

Types of Treatment We Offer

Types of treatment for co-occurring bipolar disorder at Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, PA

At Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, Pennsylvania, we treat various addictions along with coexisting bipolar disorder. Depending on your particular needs for treatment, your time on our campus may include some of the following services:

  • Detoxification services
  • Family program
  • Basic medical care
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Medication management

If you have any questions about any of the services we offer at Bradford, feel free to contact us at your convenience. A member of our team is available 24/7 to provide you with more information.

Continuing Care After Residential Treatment

Continuing care options for co-occurring bipolar disorder treatment

At Bradford Recovery Center, located in Millerton, Pennsylvania, we are committed to long-term recovery from addiction and bipolar disorder. We prepare those entrusted to our care with the skills they need to be successful after leaving our treatment center. One way we ensure a stable discharge process is by providing each individual with a tangible discharge plan.

Your discharge plan will serve you in the weeks and months following your time at Bradford Recovery Center. Your discharge plan is similar to your treatment plan in that it will contain specific information imperative to your ongoing recovery. Some of the elements in your discharge plan may include referrals to step-down levels of care, outside treatment providers, and other support services.

Your discharge plan will also connect you with our alumni program, which is comprised of individuals who have all received care at our treatment center. Each year, our alumni group hosts events such as family picnics, ice skating, bowling, and hiking. The coordinator of our alumni program will reach out to you 72 hours after you leave Bradford Recovery Center and will contact you in the weeks to come.

If you believe that you or a loved one may be suffering from addiction and co-occurring bipolar disorder and could benefit from residential care at our treatment center, call us today.

I was resistant to go to treatment. I never thought it could change my life the way it did. The staff, the groups, the people, everything about this place has changed my life for the better. For anyone on the fence about getting help, please take Bradford into consideration - it really saved my life in more ways than one.

– Lauren E.
Marks of Quality Care
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)