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Mental Health Services

Mental health issues frequently complicate the drug and alcohol rehabilitation process. If you’re beginning a journey to recovery, addressing your mental health services needs ensures you get the appropriate care to pave the way to a successful recovery. At MERIT’s drug addiction treatment centers, we provide routine mental health screening to identify other co-occurring issues, devising a custom drug addiction treatment program to meet your needs.

Personalized Addiction Therapy Services

Our dual-credentialed, licensed mental health and substance use disorder counselors provide mental health evaluations, diagnoses, and recommendations for every patient, ensuring you get the specialized addiction support you need. We offer individual and group counseling for those with co-occurring mental health conditions. Our mental health professionals work closely with our substance abuse staff, monitoring each case to ensure continuity of care.

Mental Health Screening Ensures Attention to Underlying Addiction Triggers

Our mental health clinical supervisor and program manager provide in-house training to all clinical staff involved in mental health assessments, including our licensed mental health and substance abuse disorder counselors, associates, and professional substance use disorder trainees. This comprehensive training ensures detailed mental health screening using current tools. We carefully tailor treatment for each person’s unique needs and combination of disorders and symptoms, including individual and group therapy curricula, ongoing assessments, and procedures for responding to health and safety concerns.

Mental Health Counseling is an Essential Part of Addiction Recovery

Mental disorders like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, and personality disorders do not cause addiction, but they commonly occur together. These disorders, whether genetic or caused by stress or trauma, may contribute to substance use disorders, leading people to try to manage symptoms with drugs or alcohol. Drug and alcohol use may also cause or worsen mental conditions with alterations in brain and body chemistry from continued use. For these reasons, addressing both physical and mental aspects is essential to successful substance abuse treatment

Benefits of Mental Health Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Addressing mental health treatment needs alongside your addiction issues offers many benefits in drug and alcohol addiction recovery. Psychiatric care supports better emotional and physical health on your way to recovery. It helps you understand the underlying reasons behind your addiction, rebuilding your sense of self-worth. It also improves empathy, communication, and coping skills central to healthy relationships. These combined benefits pave the way to a smoother recovery and provide hope for a brighter future.

Take the First Steps Towards a Substance-Free Life

Ensure a smoother path to recovery and reduce the likelihood of relapse with mental health services and a personalized drug and alcohol treatment plan from MERIT. Contact us at 877-789-3344 to schedule a consultation at our Ellensburg, Kennewick, Pasco, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Wapato, or Yakima rehabilitation center today.