Ineffective coping mechanisms can be one of the contributing factors to addiction. This can develop until people continue to use substances despite harmful consequences to health, loved ones and employment. A rising problem in Baltimore: this trend has seen the number of people seeking therapy to overcome this illness continue to grow – with general and addiction psychiatry playing a key role in treatment.
A Complex Issue
Addiction is a complex condition with many individuals affected by issues surrounding mental health. It is essential therefore to consider these underlying conditions when patients seek out therapy. This is where the input of expert medical professionals – such as psychiatrists – becomes key. These doctors have undergone extensive training in evaluating, diagnosing and treating patients with mental health conditions.
Bespoke, Expert Care
The Bergand Group goes one further than this with in-house specialized addiction psychiatrists.These health professionals focus on treating patients with substance abuse problems and the mental issues surrounding it. During the initial assessment, the psychiatrist evaluates the patients’ past and present medical history, mental health conditions and ascertain where their substance use originates from.
Focusing on these contributing factors is vital to giving both patient and therapist an insight into where the addiction stems from. This gives a higher chance of recovery going forward. Based on this evaluation, bespoke treatment plans are devised which consist of options such as:
- Intensive individual and group therapy
- Medication options where needed
- Coping strategies for common obstacles to recovery
In addition, they are given guidance on forming new habits and relationships which embrace a healthy lifestyle. This includes strategies on avoiding common recovery pitfalls such as breaking associations with those who perhaps continue to use drink and drugs.
Individuals can continue to reap the benefits of these sessions with reflection on how far into the recovery journey they have advanced.
General and Addiction Psychiatry in Baltimore City
The Bergand Group is Baltimore’s leading addiction treatment and rehabilitation center, offering general and addiction psychiatry in Baltimore City. Support for those struggling with substance abuse and associated mental health conditions is provided in a safe and supportive environment where commitment to patient care is paramount.
You can start your path to recovery today with a call to The Bergand Group. We work with people just like you to find treatment and a return in health in a safe, positive community.
About The Bergand Group:
At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.