What We Treat
We treat a wide variety of addictions and conditions.
WHAT WE TREAT
ADDICTION COMES IN MANY FORMS. AT RESURGENCE RECOVERY CENTERS, WE TREAT ALL TYPES, INCLUDING
1. ALCOHOL ADDICTION
2. DRUG ADDICTION, including:
- Prescription Opiates
3. DUAL DIAGNOSIS (MENTAL ILLNESS AND ADDICTION), including:
- Bi-Polar Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
4. OTHER ISSUES CO-OCCURRING WITH DRUG OR ALCOHOL ADDICTION:
- Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sex Addiction
- Gambling Addiction
Starting treatment for any addiction is not easy—it takes courage and a sincere desire to change. We believe our clients deserve our care and respect, and it shows in all we do.
There are many reasons why alcohol and drug misuse occur. No matter the reason, trust that you can return to a life under your control. With our help, you can learn the skills needed to stop using alcohol or drugs to escape from life or prop you up.
At Resurgence, we define drug or alcohol addiction not by your drug of choice…or the amount/frequency you consume it, but by examining the impact of negative consequences you experience as a result. If your drug or alcohol use has had severe consequences (legal, health or relationship issues), and yet you continue to use, it’s time for our help.
A person suffering from substance abuse issues may also be suffering from an undiagnosed mental illness. When multiple conditions present themselves, the predominance of one (the substance misuse) may hide or mask the other (a mental illness). This is called dual diagnosis. Unfortunately, addiction may cause your true, underlying condition to go undetected, denying you the comprehensive treatment you need.
In a situation where dual diagnosis occurs, determining which causes which (cause and effect) may not be easy. The conditions may share the same underlying factor, such as a chemical imbalance in your brain. Perhaps you self-medicate through drugs and alcohol, as a way to relieve distressing symptoms of your mental illness. Unfortunately, this self-medication can exacerbate both the addiction and the mental illness in a vicious cycle.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment at Resurgence is a compassionate exploration method which helps identify and follow the treatment pathway that’s right for you.
Examples of the types of co-occurring conditions we treat:
An anxiety sufferer experiences fears that are both irrational and crippling in nature. This is characterized by persistent worry, fear, helplessness and hopelessness. Resurgence Recovery Center has treatment solutions that will ease your anxiety, without the assistance of alcohol or drugs.
Bipolar sufferers are known to experience both the highest of highs in life but also the lowest of lows. These extremes between mania and depression, called “cycling”, are, at best unhealthy…but often debilitating. Resurgence Recovery Center provides diagnosis and treatment solutions if you struggle with addiction and bipolar disorder.
Depression is a mood disorder that many of us experience for some period or another in our lives. However, when depression is persistent for a long period of time or is debilitating in nature, it can be deadly, especially when co-occurring with substance addiction. Our team at Resurgence is extremely experienced in diagnosing and treating depression combined with substance misuse. We have specific groups and support in place to help you if needed.
A person with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or “OCD” experiences compulsions or obsessions that are extremely difficult to control. These may take the form of habits and rituals such as cleaning, or having to maintain a certain sense of order to the point that anything out of place can be maddening. OCD impacts relationships and responsibilities, particularly when it is combined with substance addiction. If you struggle with OCD and co-occurring addiction, our team at Resurgence will help you with the latest treatments available.
Trauma that we’ve experienced at some point earlier in our life may manifest in unpleasant memories that reoccur later on. If you struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), you know the difficulties caused by debilitating flashbacks, nightmares, unwanted memories and intense emotional symptoms. Sometimes, PTSD sufferers use addictive substances to medicate these symptoms. Although some forms of trauma may be perceived as less catastrophic, they can be just as emotionally damaging as surviving military combat, a natural disaster or a life-threatening accident. PTSD can lead to other health problems besides addiction, such as eating disorders, depression, anxiety, or hyper-sexual behavior.
At Resurgence, we offer the most compassionate, state-of-the-art treatment available when PTSD co-occurs with substance addiction.
What Is PTSD?
Considered an anxiety disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is diagnosed when trauma-related symptoms disrupt daily life and are ongoing. PTSD can, for some, require intensive support and therapy, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) or Somatic Experiencing®. For others, treatment may consist of a techniques such as counseling, relaxation techniques, medication, or psychiatric services.
What Causes PTSD?
Trauma of varying types can result in PTSD. PTSD sufferers may have witnessed someone else suffer injury, experience a dangerous situation, or die. A life-threatening illness or accident, becoming the victim of assault, or surviving a natural disaster are all examples of experiences which can lead to PTSD. Simply hearing of another person’s traumatic experiences has been known to cause the disorder.
An event that exposes you to the possibility of your own death, the death of others or to the possibility of grave injury to yourself or others can cause PTSD. Severe emotional distress, intense fear and helplessness, and other psychological effects can continue long after the experience itself has ended.
Types of PTSD Symptoms
When trauma symptoms persist and can be considered clinically significant for over a month, PTSD may be the resulting diagnosis. These Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms are grouped into three major categories:
- Numbing or avoidance
Numbing and Avoidance Trauma Symptoms
It is common for PTSD sufferers to avoid reminders of or discussions of the causal trauma, and this is one reason why addiction can co-occur. You may sometimes go to great lengths to avoid the memories which stir the thoughts and feelings of the trauma. You may withdraw from social interaction or display other behavioral changes which disrupt your daily routine. You may even “shut down” or become unresponsive to the present. If you suffer from PTSD, you may also experience a lack of interest or participation in normal activities. This is known as “numbing” – dulled emotions and sensations.
Our staff is trained in the latest, evidence-based trauma therapies, which we use concurrently with treating your substance addiction. As our client, you’ll feel free in our non-judgmental space to fully explore the feelings and traumatic events you’ve experienced during the trauma, to express your fears and hopelessness, and to change your negative beliefs about self and others.
At Resurgence, we treat sex addiction concurrently with substance abuse in a safe, supportive environment.
It is important to start by saying there is no shame in having a sex addiction. Many people hide their addiction from families and loved ones for years for fear of being shunned or ridiculed. It is important to understand that this is a real condition and it has real treatment options.
It may be difficult for you to understand or identify that you have a sexual addiction, because people think that sex is a normal part of life — and it is. However, when sex is taken to an extreme, like anything else in life, it can cause very negative consequences.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Sexual Addiction?
If you are unsure if your sexual behavior is actually an addiction, it is important to ask yourself a series of questions:
- Do you seek multiple sexual partners in a short period of time?
- Do you seek out sex or sexually related materials on the internet regularly?
- Do you practice unsafe sex frequently?
- Do you have frequent one-time sexual partners?
- Do you have feelings of shame or guilt after a sexual encounter?
- Do you solicit prostitutes to satisfy your sexual urges?
- Do you engage in extreme sexual acts including sex in public places?
- Have you made attempts to try to control your behavior in the past?
- Has your sexual behavior gotten you into trouble with co-workers, friends, and family?
There are also a number of conditions related to sex that can arise, such as sexual rage disorder, anxiety, depression, and violence.
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Gambling addictions can cost you more than just money. It is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome because of the “fun” and “potential reward” that can come from placing bets, scratching lottery tickets and betting on sports teams. When you constantly think you can beat the odds, or will have better luck next time, you can live in a perpetual cycle of hope and disappointment. The “rush” is what brings you back, but it can be devastating in the short and long term.
Add addictive substances like drugs or alcohol to this pattern and there’s life-destroying potential.
We at Resurgence Behavioral Health know that, like other forms of addiction, gambling can happen to the most well-intentioned people, from all walks of life. What starts out as some fun on a Saturday night can turn into a nightmare for gambling addicts and their families. It’s a dangerous and slippery slope.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of a Gambling Addiction?
Gambling addiction is not always as obvious as a drinking problem or a drug habit. There is no physical way to tell if someone has a gambling problem. However, like all addictions, gambling addiction can be extremely isolating. You may compulsively cater to the irrational belief that you can “beat the system,” leaving you feeling desperate and alone.
There are a number of signs that you may have a gambling addiction, including:
- You have increased the amount of money you typically gamble with;
- You get irritable when you try to stop gambling or reduce the amount of money you can play with;
- You have tried to stop gambling already and were not successful;
- You seek out ways to get money to gamble including taking cash advances from credit cards, borrowing money from friends or family, or avoid paying bills in order to gamble with that money;
- You try to recoup your losses with more gambling;
- You relive exciting wins over and over;
- There have been loss of relationships or jobs because of your gambling, and/or
- You have been lying about your gambling habits.
At Resurgence, we’ll help you to free yourself from gambling addiction at the same time you’re being treated for substance addiction. Your treatment team will use the most current treatment protocols in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.
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