Addiction and substance abuse disorders often go hand-in-hand with other co-occurring mental health issues, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Alternatively, children and teens with untreated OCD symptoms may later develop an addiction to alcohol or drugs as a harmful coping mechanism. For such patients, their addiction therapy program must include intensive OCD treatment for better health and to minimize chances of a relapse. If you or a loved one struggles with addiction and/or obsessive thoughts, you can reach out to Memphis Recovery Centers (MRC) for immediate help.
Intensive obsessive-compulsive disorder treatment is suggested for patients with moderate to severe OCD symptoms. In an intensive OCD treatment program at Memphis Recovery Centers, multiple components are necessary for effective treatment. Our team feels that you are more prepared to immerse yourself in recovery when you know what to expect in intensive OCD treatment.
The patient receives a full medical evaluation from doctors and therapists to identify physical ailments, mental health issues, past trauma, and other underlying causes to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
Residential or Inpatient Treatment
If the client poses a danger to themselves or others, they may require hospitalization as part of an inpatient treatment program. If they are not in immediate danger but require medical supervision and intensive care, they may begin their recovery journey within a residential facility.
Individualized Recovery Plan
Addiction and OCD symptoms vary from person to person, and not all treatment plans work for everyone. In intensive treatment, the doctors, therapists, and other health professionals work with the patient and their family to come up with an individualized recovery plan tailored to their specific needs and symptoms.
A Combination of Medication and Evidence-Based Therapy
Depending on the patient’s case history, their recovery plan will usually include medication and daily cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) sessions. As the client recovers, they will also learn vital skills and healthy coping mechanisms to reconnect with society and resume normal lives.
In addition to evidence-based approaches (such as CBT), most recovery centers also recommend other holistic treatment programs, group activities, and alternative therapies such as music and art therapy as part of the comprehensive recovery plan.
Family Counseling and Support
The patient’s family is also educated on OCD, substance abuse disorders, and symptom management. Qualified health professionals clear up misconceptions, answer questions, and provide guidance and strategies to best support the patient in their healing journey.
Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
While mild OCD symptoms can be easily managed, it is still important to pay attention to the early signs and get treatment as soon as possible. Some of the most common symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder include:
- Repeated intrusive or unwanted thoughts, preoccupations, and images
- Compulsive behaviors such as constantly washing hands or checking if the door is locked
- Obsession with structure or following strict routines
- Irrational fears and anxieties
- Dependence on alcohol, drugs, or other substances
Studies have shown a high correlation between OCD and addiction, so if you or someone you care about has these symptoms, reach out for help from Memphis Recovery Centers as soon as possible.
Benefits of Addiction Therapy for OCD
Addiction therapy addresses both the patient’s substance abuse disorder and other co-occurring conditions such as OCD. The advantages of addiction therapy include:
- Teaching patients to be self-reliant and independent
- Identifying harmful and intrusive thought patterns
- Replacing negative behavior with healthy habits
- Addressing the root problems
- Developing effective coping mechanisms
With a comprehensive recovery treatment plan, you will have the tools to overcome your addiction, fight negative conditioning, and build a better and brighter future.
Find Help and Healing at Memphis Recovery Centers (MRC)
Since 1970, MRC’s non-profit addiction treatment facility has helped countless patients conquer their addictions and disorders to live happy and healthy lives. With both adult and youth treatment programs, MRC is committed to providing accessible and affordable healthcare to all.