Many individuals with substance abuse issues also suffer from other forms of mental illness as well. For some, deep-seated psychological issues and trauma may have led them down the path of addiction. For others, chronic substance abuse may have brought on or exacerbated mental health problems after years of abuse. However, no matter which disorder appeared first chronologically, each can serve to fuel the other, creating a tangled web of interdependence that require professionally-guided mental health therapies to unravel and address.
Without understanding and addressing one’s underlying mental health issues, it may be impossible for an individual to fully recover from drug and alcohol abuse. By using state-of-the-art mental health therapeutic techniques at Seaside Palm Beach, our patients can identify, confront and manage the factors which have led to their addiction and mental health issues. At Seaside Palm Beach, our professional mental health staff is at the forefront of new advances in their fields, enabling them to utilize the latest evidence-based practices to help you untangle the mental health and substance abuse issues and regain control of your life.
One of our most successful, cutting-edge techniques for helping our clients address certain mental health disorders is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a proven and effective treatment that has been successfully utilized for decades. It is most commonly used to treat patients who have endured traumatic experiences, leading to PTSD or self-medication with addictive drugs. This is a multi-phased approach that requires the supervision of a specially-trained therapist to help our clients overcome the negative impact of traumatic events in their lives.
Light & Sound Neurotherapy is also used to help individuals deal with trauma. Using a series of tones and light movements, the goal of this therapy is to identify negative thought patterns and form positive associations with past traumatic events. The objective is to lessen the impact of trauma and help address the causes of an individual’s addiction. Light & Sound Neurotherapy has been studied extensively and has been shown to have quantifiable physical results like reducing heart rate and blood pressure in addition to positive psychological changes such improving sleep patterns, reducing anxiety, and lessening depression.