Help for Alcohol Abuse and Self Harm
Self-harm and alcohol abuse is a deadly combination. Although some people who injure themselves do not intend to commit suicide, alcohol abuse combined with self-harm can lead to increasingly dangerous situations.
Why Do People Harm Themselves?
Para-suicidal behavior (actions that can lead to suicide, but that are not deadly) and self-inflicting harm is common among those that suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD. Self-injury can also happen when a person is depressed or suffering from PTSD or bipolar disorder. People who self-injure often describe it as a way to cope with difficult emotions. People who self-harm usually are not suicidal, but self-harm can lead to suicide, overdose and other dangerous life-threatening situations.
What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment and How Can it Help?
Substance abuse, addiction and mental illnesses often occur together. Integrated treatment works to treat both mental illness and addiction at the same time, in the same location. Integrated rehab is often used to treat depression, anxiety, personality disorders or trauma along with substance use.
Integrated treatment is evidence-based, and it provides better results than typical substance abuse treatment. Your integrated treatment may include medically supervised detox services, motivational interventions, social support and counseling along with medical interventions. Integrated treatment programs offer you the support you need after treatment as well. Outpatient treatment and alumni care help you stay connected and empowered to build a happier life.
How Specialty Therapists Can Help You Recover from Self Harm and Alcohol Abuse
Specialty treatment is the best way to defeat both your addiction and your emotional concerns. Experienced, expert therapists have extra training and credentials to help you recover more effectively. Some specialty extras you may consider include the following:
- Dialectical behavior therapy to help treat bipolar emotions, depression, self-injury and borderline personality issues
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) can help you overcome trauma and disturbing feelings without resorting to self-harm
- Targeted alcohol treatment can help you attack alcoholism at its roots all in an effective, supportive environment.
- Specialized therapy can help target your areas of concern.
End Self Harm and Alcohol Abuse
Call us now to find out how we can help you. All calls are confidential. We can even help you arrange family support and intervention services or work with your insurance provider to arrange coverage for addiction care. Call our 24 hour, toll-free helpline to find out how we can help you. Begin your recovery today; don’t run the risk of irreversible consequences.