When a person struggles with both addiction and co-occurring generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), he or she may find it virtually impossible to enjoy a satisfying life. In addition to dealing with the physical and psychological impact of addiction, a person who has co-occurring generalized anxiety disorder will also be forced to endure extreme emotional distress and a host of additional symptoms.
Generalized anxiety disorder is a disorder in which an individual experiences excessive anxiety and fear. If you or someone that you care about has developed and addiction and co-occurring generalized anxiety disorder, you may have difficulty carrying out daily tasks, you may struggle with low self-esteem, and you may become isolated from friends and family. In such cases, a professional treatment center that provides comprehensive care may be called for.
At Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center in Georgia, our experts understand the unique challenges faced by adults whose lives have been impacted by addiction and co-occurring generalized anxiety disorder. Our specialized programming can help you or your loved one to achieve long-term recovery from chemical dependency while also learning ways to manage the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder.
When you or your loved one chooses to heal at our substance abuse treatment center in Georgia, you will work with experienced and compassionate professionals who are familiar with the ways that addiction and co-occurring generalized anxiety disorder can impact your life. These professionals will work closely with you to develop and deliver a personalized plan that will address both of your disorders and prepare you for a much healthier and happier future.
Why Should You Consider Residential Treatment at Blue Ridge
At Blue Ridge is one of the leading providers in Georgia of unsurpassed treatment that has helped many individuals safely work through their anxiety and emerge the other side. Blue Ridge residential center was created to allow you to focus on your rehab without the stressors of the outside world.
We are located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia, which offers a beautiful environment where you can safely begin your healing process. Our holistic rehab approach ensures that you will get the most comprehensive treatment for GAD available. We want you to feel comfortable and supported throughout your stay with us. The treatment team here is ready to help you take charge of your life so you can create a happier future.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
Blue Ride Mountain Recovery Center offers multidimensional residential treatment that places an emphasis on treating the individual as a whole. Instead of focusing on your symptoms, we see you as a unique individual with much to offer. You are much more than your anxiety disorder.
The friendly staff at Blue Ridge will take the time to get to know you on a personal level so that we can develop an individualized treatment plan. We take the necessary time to determine your emotional, social, spiritual, physical, social, and vocational needs. Additionally, we will help you to recognize the strengths you already have which will allow you to take control of your rehabilitation.
Types of Therapy we Use to Treat Generalized Anxiety
Through our experience at our treatment center in working with individuals with generalized anxiety disorder we have learned that the best way to treat this disorder is to use a combination of medication management, therapeutic methods, and experiential programs.
Medication may be used initially while you are learning to better cope with your anxiety symptoms. By getting your symptoms under control you can better engage in your therapy. Once new coping skills have been learned many individuals are able to reduce or even omit the use of medication. Sometimes long-term medication use is required. Medication management will be determined by your treatment team.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps you to identify negative ways of thinking that may be contributing to your anxiety. By altering destructive thought patterns to more positive ways of thinking you can begin to alter your behaviors for the better.
During rehab, reality-based therapy (RT) is used to focus on issues that you are currently struggling with. You will be taught problem-solving techniques that will be practiced through exercises such as role playing. These techniques will help you to work through your current struggles and overcome your anxiety.
Individual therapy offers the opportunity to work through concerns about your anxiety in a more intimate setting. By working closely with a therapist you will learn to cope with your daily anxiety and become aware of what may trigger the anxiety.
Group therapy is an essential part of the treatment process at our center because it allows you to connect with others who are having anxiety problems of their own. Together you can work on coping strategies and identify potential anxiety triggers. Working closely with others helps you re-learn how to interact with other individuals while gaining support at the same time. Blue Ridge offers process and psycho-educational groups centered on a variety of topics.
Family is an important part of your rehab. Family sessions will be used to help identify and work through any problematic family dynamics that may have added to your anxiety. If you are not on good terms with your family we will try to help reconnect you and mend the damaged relationships. We also hold a two-day intensive family workshop at our treatment center in Georgia where your family members will learn about your anxiety disorder and how they can contribute to your recovery process.
We also provide additional non-traditional methods to assist with your recovery. These include:
- Recreational programming
- Guided meditation
- A.A. and N.A.
- Art programming
- Spiritual therapy
- Nutritional counseling
- Role playing
Continuing Care – What Comes Next?
Once you have completed residential treatment and are ready to leave, our healing center you will work with your treatment team to establish an aftercare plan.
Together you will decided which aftercare option is best for you and we will make sure that everything is in place before discharge. This will allow the transition into outpatient services to be a smooth as possible.
For some individuals the next step in their recovery process is a highly-structured outpatient program such as a Partial Hospital Program (PHP) or an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). These types of programs provide less structure than residential programs, but still offer a variety of therapeutic services to help you continue to recover from GAD.
If you are returning home, we will connect you with a local outpatient provider in Georgia or elsewhere, set up an appointment time, and give you the name of the contact person so that there are no lapses in your recovery. We will also connect you with community services and support groups so that you are able to receive continuous support.