Self-Injury and Substance Abuse Treatment
Tranquil Shores Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center Located in Florida
Self-injury can be a way of coping with stress. It may help you express overwhelming thoughts and feelings, release emotional pain or distract yourself from life. Afterward, you’ll probably feel better. The problem is that the relief is only short-lived. It’s like sticking a Band-Aid on a wound that really needs stitches. You’ll only temporarily stop the bleeding, but you won’t fix the underlying injury. Plus, it can lead to its own problems.
If you’re like the many people who injure themselves, you probably try to hide your scars. Maybe you're embarrassed that people will find out, or you don't think that those around you will understand. But being secretive about your condition will only worsen the situation. Hiding can be a bigger burden. It makes you feel worthless, like you’re different from the rest of the world. Ultimately, it can make you feel even more hopeless, helpless and trapped.
One of the most common outlets people suffering from self-injury may explore is substance abuse. Approximately 10% of individuals who self-harm also abuse alcohol and other drugs. Individuals suffering from deliberate self-harm may seek relief from alcohol and drugs for the same reasons they cut themselves. They may even abuse drugs as a poison in their attempts to further self-harm.
The good news is that you can heal from self-harm. At our rehab center, our considerate, non-judgmental counselors understand that you’ve been using self-harm to cope. By maintaining a 3:1 client to counselor ratio, we ensure that each individual gets the attention they need. We know it’s hard to abandon something that has helped you for so long, but we’re ready to put our years of experience to the test and help you lead your way to recovery — once and for all.
How to Get Help for Yourself or a Loved One
If you or a loved one engages in self-harming behavior, they may have been trying to hide the condition for quite some time. But it’s important to get help as soon as possible.
As with all severe and persistent mental conditions, a specialized treatment program is recommended in addition to support from friends and family. To obtain help with your cutting behavior, you will need to acknowledge that you are precious enough to stop cutting yourself and that you deserve to feel better without cutting.
If you suspect that you or a loved one is engaging in self-injuring behavior, contact Tranquil Shores today. Our dual diagnosis treatment center in Florida is here to help you reclaim your life.
Warning Signs of Self-Injury
Some of the warning signs of self-injury include:
- Noticeable wounds that can’t be explained
- Wearing long-sleeved clothing even during hot weather to hide wounds and scars
- Isolation in locked rooms and bathrooms for long periods of time
- Feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness
- Avoidance of people
- Tools such as knives, scissors, razors and bits of glass in unusual and easily accessible places
What to Expect from the Tranquil Shores Program
We conduct a thorough evaluation before coming up with the best treatment options for your specific problem. Our professional therapists will meet with you, assess your self-injuring behaviors and take the time to understand your condition. Once they have gathered as much information as possible, they will work one-on-one with you to develop a customized, individualized treatment plan that includes techniques to assess your behavior along with any underlying medical problems that may be causing the condition.
At Tranquil Shores, our treatment plans include individual therapy, group therapy, intensive family therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. This type of treatment allows you to understand that you are not alone in what you’re going through. You’ll also receive first-hand support from counselors, peers and family members. Strategies to address co-occurring issues such as anxiety and depression will also be included in your treatment plan.
About Our Program’s Values and Personalized Care
Our treatment center provides a safe environment where you’ll be far away from the stresses that burden you and trigger your self-harming behavior. We want you to solely focus on healing. That’s why we have developed a rehab center with a community-like setting where every person who comes to us gets to experience the therapeutic benefits of spending time with others. You’ll realize that the benefit of being part of a community while battling your problem provides you with the additional willpower to overcome what you’re going through.
Call (727) 888-6623 to speak with one of our self-harm recovery specialists about your treatment options. We are available 24/7 and would love to help you as you lead the way to your recovery. We can also be reached via our online contact form here.
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