At Immersion Recovery, we are committed to healing the whole person: mind, body and spirit. We employ integrated treatment throughout our continuum of care because it affords our clients the opportunity to experience total healing and sustainable recovery outcomes.

By combining evidence-based clinical therapies with alternative, complementary treatments as they relate to the fundamentals of the 12-step program, we help our clients address the underlying causes of substance use so they can experience freedom from addiction and lasting recovery.

Common Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

Many people who struggle with substance use disorder also struggle with mental illness, known as co-occurring disorders. For treatment to be effective, it must take an integrated approach that addresses the symptoms of each disorder. There are a few mental health disorders that commonly occur with substance use disorder, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Schizophrenia

Substance abuse and mental health disorders often go hand in hand, and either disorder can appear first. For example, someone who has anxiety or depression may start self-medicating with drugs or alcohol to ease their mental health symptoms. In other cases, someone who has become dependent on drugs or alcohol may initiate mental illness.

Why Is Integrated Treatment Effective?

Positive, permanent outcomes require integrated addiction treatment. Integrated treatment works because it takes a comprehensive, multi-level approach to recovery. Key components of integrated addiction treatment include:

  • Highly individualized treatment that meets a person’s unique needs and circumstances.
  • Complementary treatment for multiple disorders, including substance use and mental health.
  • No separation between treatment for substance use disorder and mental health disorder.
  • Collaboration among clinical and medical professionals.
  • Interventions that address multiple concerns.

As one of the nation’s only true 12-step immersion programs, Immersion Recovery Center is proud to offer our clients a pragmatic approach to treatment that fuses together the 12-step tenets, clinically dynamic therapies and complementary, alternative modalities. Permanent recovery is possible. Our compassionate and experienced team can teach you how to honor yourself, build essential life skills and recreate the life you’ve wanted. For more information about our services, please contact an Immersion Recovery Specialist at 561.419.3349.