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Co-Occurring Mental Health Treatment

Clinic Locations in Boise & Meridian

The Truth About Co-Occurring Disorders

Have you ever thought that your drinking or drug use might be related to problems with depression, bipolar, or anxiety?  More than 20 million Americans struggle with alcohol or drug use. Of those, almost 8 million also had a problem with depression, anxiety, or other mental health disorders. These are called Co-Occurring disorders, and they require specialized treatment.

Many people who have mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar, or anxiety also find themselves turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with symptoms. Participating in co-occurring treatment allows you to learn skills to get and stay sober, as well as focus treatment on coping with mental health symptoms.

MidValley Healthcare, with clinic locations in Boise and Meridian, offers psychiatric, counseling, or group therapy to help you achieve and maintain recovery.  You can continue to work, care for family, live your life--while getting the support and care you need for recovery. For those with opiate abuse, we offer Suboxone treatment.

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Addiction and mental health issues affect not just you, but your loved ones, as well. They are invited to attend family groups. Options for individual therapy and couples therapy are available as well.

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People with mental health disorders are more likely than people without mental health disorders to experience an alcohol or substance use disorder. Co-occurring disorders can be difficult to diagnose due to the complexity of symptoms, as both may vary in severity. In many cases, people receive treatment for one disorder while the other disorder remains untreated. This may occur because both mental and substance use disorders can have biological, psychological, and social components. Other reasons may be inadequate provider training or screening, an overlap of symptoms, or that other health issues need to be addressed first. In any case, the consequences of undiagnosed, untreated, or undertreated co-occurring disorders can lead to a higher likelihood of experiencing homelessness, incarceration, medical illnesses, suicide, or even early death.

We treat the following co-occurring mental issues:

Depression is a mental illness, which one should not confuse with the short-term emotional distress, anxiety attacks or feeling low, which also are constituents of depression. Anyone can feel low for a brief period of time, or have anxiety attacks once in a while, but that does not mean they are suffering from depression. Depression is much more serious than that, and is a persistent feeling of sadness, loneliness, grief, uselessness and emotional pain. If not treated at the right time, it can lead to a person turning suicidal, and may try to harm himself/herself or commit suicide.

We approach patients with depression through various routes at one time to make the treatment effective, and help patients recover from their disruptive mental state sooner. First of all, we listen, understand, analyze and evaluate the problems of the patient through verbal counselling sessions, and then categorize the depression level medically to define the treatment path to follow. Depression is treatable and there are many effective treatments available.

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