One important but often overlooked aspect of addiction recovery is mental health treatment. Substance abuse often co-occurs with behavioral health diagnoses like depression and anxiety. And anyone pursuing recovery from substance use may want to learn healthy coping techniques, strengthen and repair relationships, and improve their emotional regulation. Lotus Recovery Centers’ mental health services will meet you where you are and work to get you where you want to be.
What to Expect from Mental Health Treatment Facilities
1. You’ll Learn Coping Strategies to Manage Distress
Emotional distress and negative emotions are part of life for everyone. Therapy and counseling help you work on constructive ways to deal with these emotions when they arise.
It can be tempting to deal with distress by turning to excessive substance use. But drugs and alcohol often worsen mental health symptoms and lead to physical and chemical addiction. One of the goals of treatment at our Delaware mental health facilities is to improve your ability to handle challenges, so you don’t need substances to cope.
You and your counselor might address:
- Triggers that lead you to unhealthy behavior
- Habits you want to break
- Ways to control overwhelming emotions
- Learning and healing from events in your past
- Changing destructive thought patterns
- Reframing challenges and obstacles in your mind
- Practices to manage stress
Mental health treatment provides a safe space to deal with past trauma and explore the underlying causes of your substance use.
2. Setting Goals and Building Confidence
For many clients, therapy offers a sense of hope for the future. As you progress in recovery, you’re likely to experience improved self-esteem, more confidence in your decision-making ability, and a greater sense of personal responsibility and resilience.
The goal-setting process is unique to each individual. Mental health treatment gives you more insight into your priorities and capabilities. And motivational counseling can give you a boost to sustain recovery by helping you identify what motivates you to stay sober.
3. Improved Communication and Cooperation Skills
Though working on yourself is important, mental health treatment also addresses how to be a better member of a community. Many of the life competencies you’ll practice can lead to more positive interactions with others.
These skills may include:
- Conflict resolution
- Setting and maintaining boundaries
- Giving and receiving support
- Taking responsibility for your actions
- Respecting your own needs and the needs of others
Group therapy, another part of our mental health services, can be a great way to build community in recovery. Group members are often dealing with similar life issues, and they can swap strategies and share perspectives. Some groups bring together members with similar mental health conditions to share triumphs and setbacks unique to their diagnosis.
4. Working Together on Solutions in Family Therapy
Families play a crucial role in recovery, so family therapy is often a significant aspect of mental health treatment.
A trained counselor facilitates these sessions and gives each family member space to voice their concerns and feelings. The presence of a professional who’s also a neutral third party can help families work through conflict, express frustration, and learn more constructive ways to communicate.
In treatment, families will collaborate on solutions and work to understand one another. Sessions build a strong foundation for close relationships if that’s what family members choose.
Mental Health Treatment at Lotus Recovery Centers — Empowering Your Recovery
Your mental health is our priority. Behavioral counseling and therapy are integral parts of residential and outpatient treatment plans at Lotus Recovery Centers. Each treatment plan at our Delaware mental health facilities is designed to meet the individual needs of the client. Depending on your circumstances, you might participate in:
- One-on-one counseling
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT
- Trauma-focused therapy
For clients with mental health diagnoses, doctors may work to find a medication that improves their symptoms.
Contact 833.922.1615 to learn more about Lotus Recovery Centers’ approach to treating the whole individual. Take the first recovery step today.