It is extremely important that those who have been battling a bipolar disorder of any type seek professional treatment. When left untreated, bipolar disorder very frequently leads to substance abuse. Those with untreated symptoms often turn to drugs and alcohol as a means of self-medication. Those struggling with a bipolar disorder of any type will require a combination of non-narcotic medication and holistic treatment. At Pine Tree Recovery Center, we offer comprehensive dual diagnosis care to those struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders. If you or someone you love is in need of integrated treatment, we are available to help.
Proper diagnosis and ongoing treatment is essential in helping those struggling with bipolar disorder go on to lead happy and productive lives. The first step on the road to recovery is identifying underlying disorders. At Pine Tree Recovery Center, we offer in-depth pre-assessments for those who may be struggling with an undiagnosed mental health condition. Bipolar disorder is diagnosed based on a combination of factors, including existing and persisting symptoms, personal experiences, family history and environmental factors. If we find that dual diagnosis treatment is the most appropriate option, we will immediately set our new client up with an on-staff psychiatrist, who will ultimately determine the most effective treatment options. There are many treatment options available, and it is important that those struggling with a dual diagnosis disorder (bipolar disorder and addiction) receive a combination of non-narcotic medication and psychotherapy (as well as other proven holistic treatment options). Medication is typically essential when it comes to treating symptoms of manic and depressive episodes. If a substance abuse disorder is also present, medication will help prevent relapse by managing symptoms long-term. The following non-narcotic and non-addictive medicinal treatment options have proven effective in the long-term treatment of Bipolar I, Bipolar II and Cyclothymic Disorder.