BPD Treatment Center in Georgia
Individuals with BPD may also struggle with anger management and engage in self-harm or suicidal behavior and feelings of emptiness or worthlessness.
At Southeast Detox, our BPD treatment center in Georgia tailors our treatment plans specifically for each client. That means that our approach to treating borderline personality disorder promotes mental wellness, understanding how BPD impacts each client, and how to craft a sustainable road to recovery.
Southeast Detox is fully licensed and JCAHO accredited. We are also Joint Commission-accredited, which means we go above and beyond to raise the standard of safety and quality of care for our clients. Receiving the proper treatment means improving our client’s ability to function and feel better about themselves by teaching them coping skills. The best chance for recovery occurs when you consult a mental health provider with experience treating BPD.
Why Choose Southeast Detox For BPD Treatment?
Our team at Southeast Detox makes you feel like you’re part of a supportive community. Our treatment team is well-respected in the industry, and we are experts in mental health disorders such as BPD. We utilize our medical backgrounds and passion for healing and the recovery of others to set our clients up for long-term success.
Our treatment plans are designed to address each person’s unique needs and goals. This individualized approach empowers those receiving treatment because they play a role in determining the best treatment plan. Our compassionate staff is committed to providing our clients with the best care. Our core values, compassion, dedication, and respect, mean we run our programs with the highest standards of integrity.
Because having access to certain amenities is essential to the environment we create for our clients, we have engaging activities, comfortable lounging areas, art therapy, yoga, meditation, and more. Our clients will receive top-quality care in an environment that feels like a home away from home.
Co-Occurring BPD and Substance Abuse
BPD is a public health concern in Georgia, and our goal is to help those who need it receive the best behavioral health treatment possible.
In the United States, BPD accounts for 20% of the inpatient psychiatric population.
The life expectancy among people with BPD is nearly 20 years less than the national average.
A study by the University of Georgia found a link between those with high borderline personality traits and a decreased use of neural activity in the brain.
According to Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals, about 3% of men and 1% of women live with BPD.
The National Alliance on Mental Health reports that approximately 1.4% of the adult U.S. population experiences BPD.
Co-occurring BPD and substance abuse are when an individual has a mental health disorder, such as BPD, and a substance abuse disorder, either drugs or alcohol. An individual may use substances to cope, but this creates a cycle of self-medicating that only worsens the mental health symptoms.
Treating co-occurring disorders requires therapy, medication management, and a supportive network. It is vital for individuals struggling with both substance abuse and BPD to receive treatment for long-term recovery to combat this dual diagnosis.
Our BPD Treatment Services
At Southeast Detox, we offer treatment programs where our clients learn to take control of BPD and co-occurring substance use disorders. We offer varying treatment options of care to make this possible.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment effective for various problems, including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use issues, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. Our evidence-based research suggests that CBT significantly improves functioning and quality of life. This therapy is more effective for some clients than other therapy or medications.
CBT is an effective treatment for individuals with BPD because it focuses on problem-solving and changing negative thought patterns. In addition, it is a goal-oriented approach, which sets our clients up for success because they work with their therapist to set realistic benchmarks for recovery.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment and standard psychological service used to treat BPD. DBT effectively treats many other disorders, such as substance dependence, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
DBT helps clients who struggle with managing their emotions and relationships and those considering self-harm. This treatment service is ideal for individuals with emotion regulation, impulse control, and social difficulties that BPD brings on.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy helps individuals overcome symptoms caused by trauma and distress through rhythmic bilateral stimulation (typically eye-movement).
It is used to treat various mental health disorders. EMDR therapy can help resolve unpleasant memories and experiences that have previously been resistant to treatment. This psychotherapy technique is based on the idea that the mind can heal from psychological trauma, similar to how the body can recover from physical trauma.
Individuals who participate in EMDR therapy learn to apply skills to approach specific life challenges and events. Typically, our therapists will conduct EMDR sessions weekly for about an hour. This type of therapy is used with other treatments to treat symptoms of BPD.
As a component of our comprehensive approach, individual therapy is a safe space for our clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns one-on-one with their therapist. The client is the sole focus during individual therapy, which provides deeper insight into the issues that led to addiction, giving each client more time to develop coping strategies.
Individual therapy works because it offers a supportive connection with our therapists to work through emotional and interpersonal issues. This is beneficial to our clients with BPD because of the consistency, structure, and therapeutic alliance they receive. Group therapy can be overwhelming for some of our clients and can be a trigger given the unstable emotions associated with BPD.
Holistic therapy is an alternative treatment service that focuses on the whole person and not just specific symptoms related to BPD. Our therapists consider our clients’ physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being, allowing them to develop balance and coping skills.
We use several holistic therapy services.
Creative outlets: Activities such as art, dance, music, writing, journaling, and crafting allows our clients to explore their thoughts and feelings using tactile methods. These outlets are safe and done in a non-judgmental space, enabling creative expression. This method is also helpful for individuals who have trouble expressing themselves otherwise. As a result, individuals become better equipped to manage emotional triggers.
Meditation: We use meditation as an addiction treatment to help manage disorders like BPD. Our clients are better able to understand their emotions and respond to them in positive ways. Meditation also reduces stress and anxiety, improving the overall quality of life.
Yoga: Yoga is a therapeutic practice that alleviates the symptoms of BPD because of its positive impact on mental health. We combine physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation, customized to each client’s needs, to encourage our clients to be in the present moment. Our guided meditation facilitates peaceful visualizations and leads to a state of reduced stress and peace.
Physical movement: This holistic treatment improves physical and mental health while promoting emotional, cognitive, physical, and social blending. Our clients find the confidence to engage in a successful recovery.
Nature: Spending time in nature can reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and the symptoms of borderline personality disorder. Using this level of care, our therapists help clients improve their focus and boost mood and self-esteem while increasing energy levels. Our evidence-based research supports that natural light and natural settings can regulate sleep patterns and enhance Vitamin D production, which helps to restore the mind and body.
Holistic therapy works for people of all ages and with mental health conditions. We help our clients understand that the mind, body, and spirit are all connected, and understanding these connections provides strategies for alleviating the symptoms of their disorders.
Our Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Treatment Programs
At Southeast Detox, the primary forms of therapy for BPD include cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, medical detox, and residential treatment. Our BPD services are rendered by licensed therapists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals at our treatment center.
Medically-assisted detox benefits our clients who are physically dependent on drugs or alcohol as a co-occurring disorder with BPD and experience withdrawal symptoms when they don’t abuse the substance.
This dual-diagnosis treatment approach provides a safe and supervised environment where our clients can detoxify from substance use and manage the symptoms that arise. For clients with BPD and co-occurring substance use, this is the first step to treatment and essential for long-term recovery.
During detox, our clients gain physical freedom from substances in a relaxing environment surrounded by experts. Our detox services and professional drug rehab center help clients safely navigate the withdrawal process while ensuring comfort and stability – thus significantly improving the chances of maintaining sobriety.
While in medical detox at Southeast Detox, our clinicians provide the necessary support and medical care for all drug and alcohol addictions. In the case of severe addictions, we can provide medication-assisted treatment to help individuals navigate withdrawal symptoms.
Residential treatment is ideal for clients who require extensive care and support for mental health and substance abuse-related issues. Our residential treatment program in Georgia is the highest level of care provided for addiction treatment. Within this level of care, individuals live at our treatment facility under professional supervision to minimize the risk of relapse and provide clients with 24/7 addiction support.
Adolescents, young adults, and adults who struggle with BPD can reap the benefits of residential treatment. This inpatient program offers a structured environment that promotes healing, recovery, and personal growth. This is accomplished through individual, family, and group therapy sessions, skill-building exercises, and ongoing supervision by our highly-trained staff.
Southeast Detox is a renovated rehab center that provides an intimate setting for you or your loved one to recover. We focus on an inclusive atmosphere that puts the client at ease and allows them to focus on the crucial pieces of change.
Our amenities include:
Each room features flat-screen TVs with Wi-Fi and multiple streaming services.
Tempurpedic mattresses with down comforters
Luxury vinyl plank flooring
On-site drinks and snacks
Clients are also able to bring their favorite snacks and drinks
Identifying High-Risk BPD Factors
While the cause of borderline personality disorder is unknown, genetic, family, and social factors play a role.
Risk factors for BPD include:
Abandonment in childhood or adolescence
Disrupted family life
Poor communication in the family
Sexual, physical, or emotional abuse
Individuals with BPD are often uncertain about their identity, which causes their interests and values and their views on people can change rapidly.
BPD can also convince individuals that everything is either good or bad with no medium way of thinking. They also tend to view things in terms of extremes, such as good or bad. These shifting feelings often lead to intense and unstable social relationships.
Other symptoms of BPD include:
Intense fear of being abandoned
Cannot tolerate being alone
Frequent feelings of emptiness and boredom
Frequent displays of inappropriate anger
Impulsiveness, such as with substance abuse or sexual relationships
Repeated crises and acts of self-injury, such as wrist cutting or overdosing
FAQ About Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Q: What does BPD look like?
A: BPD is characterized by instability in social relationships, emotions, and self-perception. Those with BPD tend to indulge in impulsive and destructive actions, including substance abuse, reckless driving, mood swings, and self-harm.
Q: What are the signs of BPD?
A: Usually, an individual with BPD will fear abandonment, have difficulty maintaining relationships, and experience suicidal thoughts. In addition, they may experience intense mood swings, have paranoia or dissociation and binge eating, inflict self-harm, and quickly shift from finding value in things they enjoy to disliking them.
Q: Is BPD hereditary?
A: Yes. Genetics increase the likelihood of developing BPD, and individuals with a family history of BPD are at a higher risk of developing the disorder.
Q: If I have BPD, do I need professional help?
A: Yes. BPD requires professional treatment from licensed healthcare providers because the symptoms can be challenging to manage. Professional care allows individuals to participate in a combination of therapy, medication, and self-help coping skills.
Get The Help You Need Today
If you or someone you know needs support combatting borderline personality disorder and co-occurring substance abuse addiction, we encourage you to visit us at 4300 Martha Berry Hwy., Rome, GA 30165, by phone at (706) 873-9955, or by email at email@example.com.
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