At Clear Recovery Center, our care plans are holistic.
We focus on mental, physical, and spiritual health to help patients suffering with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder recover. We know that many things trigger OCD. Plus, it is hard to diagnose because obsessions and compulsions are personal. Our team will work with you to understand why your loved one abuses addictive substances. First, our assessment team evaluates each patient and creates a treatment plan. We take your loved one through every step of the process, from initial consultation to recovery. OCD recovery can feel daunting because the compulsions never seem to end. However, we can help someone close to you with OCD manage their compulsions. If you have a loved one suffering from OCD, make an appointment with us today.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is defined by intense obsessive behavior. Those with OCD will perform a ritualistic behavior to deal with their unwanted thoughts, events, and urges. OCD obsessions are repetitive, and persistent. They will cause individuals extreme discomfort if not completed correctly. OCD is different than other disorders.
Patients are aware that their thoughts are distressing, but they cannot stop these thoughts. This leads to extreme distress and anxiety. Though some OCD patients might attempt to handle these thoughts/urges on their own, the urges will never go away. Many people turn to substances in order to numb or erase their thoughts and behavior. If OCD patients do not receive professional help, they will continue to succumb to their rituals without a sense of control. They will keep having thoughts, use substances to numb them, and their anxiety will come back stronger.
Our team at Clear Recovery understands how difficult it is to manage obsessive compulsive thoughts. We know how to help OCD patients manage their thoughts and change their behavior. Contact us today to get started.
We treat everyone, from young teens to older people. Recovery is not a “one size fits all” experience. All our programs are designed to treat each individual and their specific illness. We examine your loved one’s experiences, thoughts, and behaviors when creating unique plans. We won’t treat them like a number.
Through our OCD intervention programs, we account for any substance abuse among our OCD patients. Addiction knows no bounds, nor has any specific age target. However, there are substances that are abused more than others. Weed addiction plagues many of our young OCD patients. It’s not uncommon for OCD sufferers to access heroin used at clubs and parties.
Young OCD adults can become addicted to any drug. However, weed, heroin, and club drugs happen to be most common. Working out what substances your loved one gravitates towards helps us bring them to recovery. We examine patterns of abuse and then treat the thoughts that coincide with these behaviors. We also can connect patients with others who have the same addictions in group therapy.
We offer groups for young adults to connect with one another and gain support. Our help focuses on personal and family therapy. Focused mindfulness, and life coaching are common in our treatment programs. Teens struggling with OCD lack resources to cope. They think it is impossible to talk to someone. Parents are out of reach. Treatment centers are out of the questions. Our job is to bridge the gap between parents and teens. We use a family system approach to get you all together. At Clear Recovery Center, we include all family members in creating a safe environment. We work to bring everyone together in the start of the recovery journey. At the end of treatment, we help your loved one reintegrate back into the world. Our focus is on addiction education and relapse prevention. We help them acquire the skills necessary to live well and be able to apply these skills on their own.
We never make assumptions about a person’s life or experiences and pride ourselves on being providers of outstanding mental health care that is both effective and long-lasting.
Co-occurring Addiction and Mental Health Issues
Substance use disorders can coincide with mental health or even multiple issues at once. That includes mood, developmental, eating, and behavioral disorders. Clear Recovery Center is equipped to handle a wide variety of co-occurring disorders.
We sit down with you and your loved one to create a plan that’s based on their specific disorder. We know that some people require more intense treatment than others. There is no judgment inside our center: just a focus on getting to the core of your loved one’s stress.
Our team has interdisciplinary skills that allow us to identify potential causes of OCD. We believe the most important part of treating OCD is to take action. We will create an immediate program for a patient to include counseling, physical exercise, and mindfulness practices.
OCD causes sufferers to perform compulsive behaviors to get rid of unwanted thoughts. Compulsions do not help thoughts go away. Performing rituals does not stop the urges. When the compulsions get intense, many sufferers turn to substances. But, the relief from the substances is temporary.
Adults over 30 indicate guilt and other intrinsic stressors as their triggers. This is what exacerbates their OCD and causes their compulsions to flare. Without intervention, a sufferer’s compulsions will only worsen. If your loved one is struggling to control their reaction to triggers, it’s time for them to gain the help they need at Clear Recovery.
OCD is not an obvious illness on the surface and affects every individual differently. However, there are some signs that can indicate whether you or your loved one have OCD:
- You spend a long amount of time thinking about one thing. For example, swallowing, your heart rate, how many times you blink.
- You feel an urge to spend do or say something, and your thoughts won’t go away until you do
- You are afraid to close your fists/hold a weapon because you’ll to hurt someone.
- Unless you do things a certain number of times, you don’t feel functional.
Use these as a guideline, not as a diagnosis. Instead, seek the attention of Clear Recovery Center for yourself or a loved one. We’ll let you know to work towards recovery.