Living with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be stressful, but it is a treatable condition. It is not uncommon for those with OCD to also be struggling with substance use disorders or addiction. Drugs or alcohol may be used as a way to reduce stress, calm anxiety, or cope with other symptoms of OCD. However, this is only a temporary fix and can lead to even more problems. Dual diagnosis treatment at Crossroads allows clients to regain control over their lives and effectively manage the challenges of these conditions.
Dual diagnosis treatment addresses both addiction and mental health simultaneously. Since these two conditions are intertwined and impact one another, clients learn how to recognize symptoms and implement healthy coping strategies. Treating OCD but not addiction or vice versa can increase risk of relapse because it overlooks underlying issues. That is why Crossroads takes the time to create targeted treatment plans that address the full scope of clients’ needs. Clients learn how to live a thriving life in recovery while keeping OCD symptoms in check and abstaining from drugs and alcohol.
Treating OCD and Substance Use Disorders at Crossroads
Crossroads supports clients in working through the challenges they face with substance use and mental health. Treatment is tailored to each client’s unique needs to maximize recovery. Because women and men are affected differently by these conditions, Crossroads provides gender-responsive treatment. This allows men and women to connect with others facing similar challenges and explore more deeply the topics most relevant to their recovery. Clients learn how to manage their OCD within the context of addiction recovery so that they are empowered to make healthier decisions and reduce risk of relapse.
Treatment options range from residential programs specifically for women to outpatient therapy for women and men. Programs incorporate a variety of evidence-based approaches to treatment including:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Holistic therapy (yoga, meditation, acupuncture)
- Equine therapy
- 12-Step work
- Recreational activities
- Family support and involvement
With a comprehensive approach to treatment and a focus on the issues most relevant to each client, healing and recovery can begin. Clients build healthy routines and engage in more positive thinking, effective problem solving, and constructive communication to support recovery. Obsessive compulsive disorder treatment and addiction rehab at Crossroads supports women and men in regaining control of their lives and not letting drugs, alcohol, obsessions, and compulsions take over. These are manageable conditions and long-term recovery is possible.
Ignoring signs and symptoms of OCD and addiction does not make these problems go away. Catching issues early can allow people to receive the professional treatment they need to manage these conditions before they become more severe. OCD can lead to increased drinking or risky decision making as well as interfere with quality of life. Treatment can help clients to recognize triggers, cope with symptoms as they arise, and be proactive in abstaining from using drugs or alcohol. Comprehensive treatment addresses the various ways addiction and mental health disorders impact client’s lives and creates targeted methods for working through these challenges. Clients can feel more confident in their recovery and their ability to live a sober lifestyle they love.
OCD and addiction do not have to control a person’s life. There is help available and recovery is possible. Crossroads empowers clients in remembering who they wanted to be and taking the steps to get there. Through dual diagnosis treatment, clients can receive the evidence-based, gender-responsive treatment they need to make the most of their future and live life to its fullest.