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Mental Health Interventions

The professional team at True Interventions serves traditional substance abuse disorders, as well as “Process Addiction disorders.”

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Our Intervention Counselors are available to help you understand our Intervention Process.

WHAT ARE PROCESS ADDICTIONS?

Frankel in his essay on “Man’s Search for Meaning” stated, Quality of Life is tied to perception of ‘meaning’. The quest for meaning is central to the human condition, and we are brought in touch with a sense of meaning when we reflect on that which we have created, loved, believed in or left as a legacy.

We all have the desire to “BE.”

To “be” includes being whole and healthy in the aspects of physical health, psychological health and a sense of spiritual being.

We seek to belong, to make connections with the physical environment, to belong socially–to be accepted and a part of something.  We seek to be a meaningful part of a community.

We seek to “become.” We seek satisfaction in achievements, in doing, whether that be work, play, or school.

The unmet substance abuse disorders and co-occurring mental health needs in our population show up with tragic and painful social consequences:  homelessness, incarceration, more people visiting the ER in crisis, illness, disruption and separation in family units, suicide, changes in lifestyle, and violence.

Most individuals with substance abuse disorders also suffer from a diagnosis of depression, anxiety, or other co-occurring disorders.

The professional team at True Interventions serves traditional substance abuse disorders, as well as “Process Addiction disorders.”

WHAT IS A PROCESS ADDICTION?

Process Addictions, as they are sometimes called, refer to any compulsive behavior a person is dependent upon. This term is widely used for any addiction that does not involve an addictive chemical, but rather an activity or habit. Behavioral Process addictions are complex and involve several different factors leading up to the state of addiction.

Process addicts chase the ups and downs of activities such as gambling, video gaming, shopping or sex. These activities stimulate the brain’s reward center, resulting in the same “high” as substances – a natural high.

Process addicts chase the ups and downs of activities such as gambling or sex. These activities stimulate the brain’s reward center, resulting in the same “high” as substances – a kind of high.

Mental and behavioral health professionals use the term co-occurring disorders to refer to a situation in which a patient has more than one mental illness or especially when they have both a mental illness and an addictive disorder. This situation is also often referred to as a dual diagnosis.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IT IS A PROBLEM? HOW DOES IT SHOW UP?

Presentation or symptoms may show up as:

  • Extreme isolation
  • Disengagement
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Participating in an activity for longer than intended or in greater quantity or effect, such as going to the mall to purchase one pair of shoes and being unable to control the purchase of several pairs for far more than one can reasonably afford to spend
  • An inability to stop the behavior, even if one wants to
  • Spending an unreasonable amount of time planning for, taking part in, or recovering from the events or behaviors, such as figuring out how to replace funds lost or spent or making plans to meet others for compulsive sexual encounters
  • Choosing one’s process addictive behaviors over other activities that a reasonable person might find more important, like spending time with one’s children, working, or going to school
  • Having knowledge that the behavior is causing significant problems in one’s life, yet continuing to participate despite all the negative effects

Our addiction specialists are standing by waiting to answer any and all of your questions

Call us at 1-844-987-2435 to get immediate help.

WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP? IS THERE HELP?

It is important that anyone struggling with mental illness or substance abuse be screened for other symptoms, conditions, or for clinical indicators of mental illnesses.

The best and most effective treatment for any patient struggling with any of these issues involves treating all existing conditions. Treating only substance use disorders and ignoring a mental illness puts a patient at serious risk for complications and a later relapse. Treating mental illness without addressing substance abuse often leads to recurrences of symptoms and makes the condition difficult to manage.

For too long, problems such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, isolation, and living without hope have been ignored. Families get used to the mood swings and ignore or hide the problems. The family norm becomes one where problems are overlooked, blamed on outside issues and both the loved one and the family lives on the edge, always hoping and praying, but not understanding and holding stuck and in fear.

There is treatment available. Ignoring it will only give it the power to get worse.

Reach out and find help, support, and guidance.  We are here to help you.

What affects one– affects all.

“I DON’T WANT YOU TO SAVE ME. I WANT YOU TO STAND BY MY SIDE AS I SAVE MYSELF”

Our addiction specialists are standing by waiting to answer any and all of your questions

Call us at 1-844-987-2435 to get immediate help.