May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it is an important time to recognize the correlation between mental health and addiction. Addiction can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender, or socioeconomic status. It is a disease that affects not only the individual but also their family and friends. At Top of the World Ranch, we understand the importance of treating addiction and mental health issues together. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment focuses on addressing both the physical and emotional aspects of addiction.
The Link Between Mental Health and Addiction
Mental health and addiction are closely related. Many individuals who struggle with addiction also have mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In fact, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), over 9 million adults in the United States experienced both a mental health disorder and substance abuse disorder in 2018.
For many individuals, addiction is a way to self-medicate and numb the symptoms of their mental health disorder. However, this only leads to a cycle of addiction and worsens the symptoms of the underlying mental health disorder. This is why treating these disorders together is crucial to long-term recovery.
Holistic Approach to Addiction Treatment
At Top of the World Ranch, we believe in a holistic approach to addiction treatment that addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of addiction. Our program is designed to provide individuals with the tools they need to achieve long-term recovery.
Our program includes individual and group therapy, as well as evidence-based treatment methods such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Adventure Therapy. We pride ourselves in offering state-of-the-art therapies that are grounded in research, offer experiential exploration, and are effective. In addition, we also offer therapies such as equine therapy, yoga, and meditation to address the emotional and spiritual aspects of addiction.
We also believe in the importance of aftercare and ongoing support. Our alumni program provides individuals with a community of support and resources to help them maintain their sobriety after they leave our program.
Get Help Today
If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction and a mental health disorder, Top of the World Ranch can help. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment is designed to address the root causes of addiction and provide individuals with the tools they need to achieve long-term recovery. Contact us today to learn more about our program and how we can help.