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 posttraumatic stress disorder. Our residential treatment center offers a safe and supportive environment where adults receive customized care from experienced professionals.
Treatment for co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder at Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, PA
It is not uncommon for someone who is suffering from addiction to also struggle with the symptoms of a mental illness. When someone is experiencing the symptoms of both addiction and a mental illness, this is referred to as a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder. Some people start to experience the symptoms of a mental illness because they are battling a substance use disorder. Others actually start to abuse drugs and alcohol as a way to ease the symptoms of the mental illness they are struggling with and inadvertently develop a substance use disorder.
If you or someone you care about is suffering from the symptoms of addiction and a co-occurring mental health disorder, recovery is possible. But you must seek treatment for both challenges to obtain long-term health and wellness.
Addiction can affect an individual regardless of their gender or socioeconomic status. Some common substance use disorders that individuals struggle with include alcohol use disorder, cannabis use disorder, and opioid use disorder. One type of mental illness that commonly co-occurs with addiction is posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Some people develop PTSD after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic, scary, or dangerous event. Anyone can develop PTSD, including combat veterans, survivors of physical or sexual assault or abuse, or people who have experienced car accidents, terror attacks, or natural disasters. Some people who suffer from PTSD might have experienced the sudden death of a loved one or watched a loved one go through a trauma.
When an individual struggles with PTSD, they might have nightmares or flashbacks about the traumatic event and avoid any places, people, objects, or situations that remind them of that experience. They might seem tense or on edge and have trouble sleeping, and they may have a more negative outlook about themselves, the world, or specific parts of life related to the trauma they experienced. For example, they may believe that they have poor judgment or that certain people cannot be trusted.
The symptoms of PTSD can worsen and severely limit a person’s ability to function in day-to-day life if left untreated. Bradford Recovery Center, located in the serene countryside of Millerton, Pennsylvania, provides treatment for adults age 18 and older who have a primary addiction diagnosis. We also help individuals who are struggling with co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder. Our residential treatment center can help you or someone you care about take the first steps toward improved health and wellness.
Why consider getting co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder treatment at Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, PA
It is essential to seek treatment if you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction and co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder. People who suffer from untreated PTSD often feel a heightened sensitivity to potential threats and might be quick-tempered or even act out aggressively. They might also feel jumpy, easily startled, and on edge all the time, making it difficult to concentrate on daily tasks.
Many people who struggle with PTSD lose interest in the things they used to love. Some feel detached from others and the world around them, as if nothing is real, while others feel detached from their own body, like they are floating outside of themselves, observing life rather than living it.
The nightmares and flashbacks associated with PTSD can be distressing and overwhelming, and getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge for some people who struggle with PTSD. They may also avoid anything that reminds them of the traumatic event, which can affect their relationships, work performance, and overall happiness. They often develop negative perceptions about themselves and the world that can damage their relationships, their ability to build relationships, or their ability to function in daily life.
But seeking treatment at the first signs of addiction and co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder can help prevent any negative long-term effects from occurring. At Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, Pennsylvania, we use the latest evidence-based solutions and therapeutic interventions to create a healing environment where we care for the whole person — mind, body, and spirit.
Types of treatment for co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder at Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, PA
Nestled in the tranquil mountains of Millerton, Pennsylvania, Bradford Recovery Center is a meditative space where you or your loved one can get away from the stressors of your daily life and focus on your recovery. Our residential treatment center offers the ideal environment to heal from addiction and co-occurring PTSD.
Before you begin residential treatment, our expert staff will conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine your strengths, challenges, needs, and goals. They will collaborate with you to create a personalized treatment plan that fits your unique recovery needs. Based on your assessment, your treatment plan might include:
- Experiential therapy
- Medical care
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Detoxification services
- Medication management services
- Family services
At our residential treatment center in north-central Pennsylvania, we are dedicated to providing care for addiction and co-occurring PTSD that is mentally, spiritually, and physically enriching. We use the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment solutions and therapeutic interventions to help each person who comes to us for care to get to the root of their addiction and PTSD challenges.
Continuing care options for co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder treatment at Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, PA
If you or someone you care about has been struggling with addiction and co-occurring PTSD, residential treatment at Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, Pennsylvania, can be an essential step on your path to improved health and well-being. Our caring and compassionate team is dedicated to your continued success long after you transition out of care with us. To reach that goal, we will provide you with a detailed discharge plan before you leave treatment.
We personalize your discharge plan to your unique recovery needs to ensure that you have the resources you need when you leave residential treatment. Depending on where you are in your recovery journey, your discharge plan might include a referral to another level of care, such as a recovery house, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), a partial hospitalization program (PHP), extended care, a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program, an outpatient mental health program, or family therapy. We start the discharge planning process your first week in residential treatment to ensure that your continuing care is as comprehensive as possible.
Our continuing care program also features a strong network of alumni who gather multiple times a year for various events, such as family picnics, ice skating, and hiking. Our alumni events are wonderful ways to continue to build your support system long after you have transitioned out of residential treatment.
For more information about addiction and co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder treatment at Bradford Recovery Center, please contact us directly. Our knowledgeable staff would be happy to answer any questions you might have about how we can help you take the first steps toward long-term health and wellness.