The Overcome team is commemorating Mental Health Awareness Month this May. May is recognized nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month, providing an opportunity to raise awareness, combat stigma, and promote mental health resources. The Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives.

Despite its prevalence, mental health remains shrouded in stigma, preventing many people from seeking help. 1 in 5 US adults experience mental illness each year and only half of them receive treatment. Early intervention and access to quality care are crucial for managing mental health conditions and improving quality of life.

Substance use disorders often occur simultaneously in individuals with mental illness, usually to cope with overwhelming symptoms. Co-occurring PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and substance use disorder exist among roughly 40% of civilians and veterans, which is a shockingly high figure. In 2022, there were 85,266 treatment admissions and 84,437 discharges reported to the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services by substance use disorder treatment providers.

The combination of mental illness and substance use disorder has its own term: dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorders. There can be many combinations of dual diagnosis and symptoms vary widely. The best treatment for dual diagnosis is integrated intervention, when a person receives care for both their diagnosed mental illness and substance use disorder. Medications are useful for treating mental illness. Certain medications can also help people experiencing substance use disorders ease withdrawal symptoms during the detoxification process. Psychotherapy is usually a large part of an effective treatment plan. In particular, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps people with dual diagnosis learn how to cope and change ineffective patterns of thinking, which may increase the risk of substance use.

Promoting long-term recovery requires a personalized approach that acknowledges the unique needs of each client. At the core of Overcome’s philosophy lies the belief that each individual is unique, possessing a distinctive history, set of experiences, and underlying reasons for addiction. We take a person-centered approach, recognizing that successful treatment involves a deep understanding of the individual’s background, triggers, and co-occurring disorders. Through comprehensive assessments, we craft personalized treatment plans that align with their specific needs, values, and aspirations.

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If you or your loved one is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol and co-occurring mental health challenges, there is no time like the present to seek help. Call (732) 505-7261 today to learn more about our addiction treatment programs in Lakewood, New Jersey and how they can help you or a loved one recover from addiction.

All our therapists are Master level clinicians. Our staff are trained to address both the symptomatology of addiction as well as underlying co-occurring conditions. To that end, our clinicians have training in modalities like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) to specifically target symptoms of depression and anxiety. Our staff also have extensive trainings in trauma-specific modalities like Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) etc. as well as attachment-based modalities like Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to address individual attachment issues as well as understanding a family systems approach to addiction recovery.

If you or a loved one is silently battling alcoholism or substance abuse, remember it’s okay to ask for help. At Overcome, we’re here to listen, understand, and provide the support you need. Change is possible, and it starts with one phone call. Reach out to our addiction treatment center in New Jersey today. Your family’s healthier, happier future awaits.

Overcome’s outpatient services address drug and alcohol abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our programs are not just about overcoming substance abuse but also about equipping you with skills and resources to maintain your recovery and rebuild your life in the context of your daily activities. Outpatient addiction treatment allows patients to complete drug and alcohol rehabilitation and prepare for sober living without needing inpatient admission. You can enter our outpatient program as a first step toward sobriety or a step down from a more intensive treatment program. Clients may also attend outpatient treatment if they struggle with recovery later on.

How Outpatient Treatment Can Help:

  • Teach coping mechanisms, relapse prevention strategies, and life skills to support a sustained recovery
  • Establish a supportive network of peers and healthcare professionals who are going through similar experiences.
  • Receive addiction treatment while still being able to attend to daily responsibilities such as work, school or family
  • Benefit from a more flexible treatment program for greater customization and adaptability.
  • Learn from highly skilled addiction professionals that are passionate and dedicated to helping you overcome addiction

We advocate for the integration of traditional evidence-based therapies with holistic practices that nurture the mind, body, and spirit. This integration allows us to address addiction from all angles, providing a comprehensive healing experience that goes beyond symptom management. Our Unique Therapies include:

  • Case management
  • Community reintegration
  • Meditation
  • Psychoeducation
  • Pet therapy
  • Action adventure therapy
  • Art and music therapy
  • Massage therapy

Don’t let another day pass under the shadow of addiction. You deserve the freedom that comes with recovery and Overcome is here to provide the program tailored for you! Call (732) 505-7261 today