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BPD Treatment


BPD Treatment

Individuals with BPD who experience co-occurring disorders face a variety of obstacles when attempting to recover. However, through the implementation of a tailored approach and specialized treatment, they may be able to gain access to healing and a better future.

We get it! We know what it’s like to be on the other side of things, and we’re here to offer advice and help. Whether you’re looking for help or just want to support someone in their time of need, we’ve got you covered.

By talking about the most up-to-date research and treatments for BPD, we want to help people feel better about themselves and reduce the stigma around BPD.

If you have BPD or know someone who does, we want to give you the tools and support you need to get through this difficult time.

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One of the first steps when seeking treatment for substance abuse is the detoxification process. Here you are medically supervised and managed through withdrawal process to rid the body of drugs & alcohol.

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The family program at Calusa Recovery is an integral part of our programming. Family therapy is an essential part of the recovery process because it allows members of the entire family system to learn how to recover as a unit while supporting their loved-one in recovery.

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health disorder that causes people to feel intense emotions, have volatile relationships, and have a distorted view of themselves. People with BPD have difficulty controlling their emotions, which can lead to impulsive behavior and feelings of abandonment.

Having BPD can make it harder to recover because it can make other mental health issues worse and make it more likely for someone to abuse drugs or alcohol.

Up to 60% of people with BPD have at least one other substance use disorder, so it’s clear why it’s important to treat BPD and addictions at the same time.

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Common Challenges In Treating BPD Patients

Treating people with BPD, addiction, and mental health issues can be tough because of all the different things that go into it.
  • Emotional ups and downs can make it hard for people to stick to their therapy sessions or follow their treatment plans.
  • In addition, BPD’s impulsiveness can lead to destructive behavior, making the recovery process even more difficult.
  • Another problem is that BPD is often accompanied by a lot of other mental health issues, like depression, anxiety and PTSD.
  • The stigma attached to BPD can make it harder for people to seek help and make it harder for them to get the support they need.

Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches For BPD

If you’re dealing with BPD or substance abuse, there are some promising therapies that have been backed up by science. These treatments have been shown to help people manage their symptoms, get better, and feel better overall.
  1. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):  Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is one of the main treatments for BPD that has been proven to work. It’s a combination of individual therapy, group exercises, phone training, and talking to a therapist. It’s a great way to help people with BPD.

  2. Schema Therapy:  Schema Therapy is another evidence-based way of looking at BPD. It focuses on the root causes of BPD symptoms, which are usually maladaptive patterns or beliefs. By recognizing and challenging these patterns, people can learn healthier coping skills and feel better emotionally.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is becoming more and more popular as a way to help people with BPD or substance abuse. DBT focuses on four key modules. Those are:
  1. Mindfulness:  Mindfulness is a key part of Deep Breathing therapy. It’s all about being aware of your thoughts, feelings, and environment in the moment. With mindfulness, you can learn how to handle stress better and make healthier decisions.

  2. Distress tolerance:  These skills teach you how to handle stressful emotions without turning to self-harm or using drugs or alcohol. They cover things like self-control, how to distract yourself from stressful situations, and how to handle a crisis.

  3. Emotion:  Emotion regulation is a skill that helps you recognize and regulate your emotions. With emotion regulation, you can learn how to lower your emotional vulnerability, boost your positive emotions, and lower your negative emotions.

  4. Interpersonal effectiveness:  Interpersonal effectiveness is all about how well you communicate, how well you set boundaries, and how well you build relationships. It’s what makes it possible for you to do well in social situations and advocate for yourself and your interests while still maintaining your self-esteem.

The Role Of Medication-Assisted Treatment In BPD

  • MAT is a type of treatment that uses medication in combination with therapy to help people manage withdrawal, craving, and other mental health issues.
  • If you’re dealing with substance abuse, you may need to take certain medications to help control your cravings and stop you from relapsing. When used together with therapy, these medications can really help you get better and stay clean for the long haul.
  • If you have co-existing mental health issues, you can get medication like SSRIs or mood stabilizers to help manage your symptoms and make your life better.
  • Medication-assisted treatment should be seen as part of a long-term plan that includes therapy and support groups, as well as other proven treatments.

Holistic Approaches

If you’re struggling with BPD or substance abuse, more than just evidence-based treatments and medication-based treatment can help you get back on track. Taking a holistic approach to recovery can make a big difference.
  • Meditation and deep breathing can help you become more aware of yourself and regulate your emotions.
  • By taking a more intentional approach to life, you can lower your stress levels, become more resilient, and improve your overall health.
  • Yoga is a way to bring your whole body, mind, and spirit together in a way that helps you accept yourself and heal yourself.
  • If you’re looking for more than just traditional treatments, there are other holistic methods like art, music, and horse-assisted therapy that can help.
  • These methods provide alternative ways to let out your feelings, work through trauma, and learn how to cope.

The Importance Of Family Involvement And Support In BPD

Having a good support system and getting your family involved in the process can give you a boost of positivity, understanding, and responsibility, which can really help with your treatment.

Family members can be part of the therapy process, offering helpful advice and helping to communicate openly. Family therapy is a type of therapy that’s tailored to families dealing with BPD and addiction. It helps to address relationship issues, better understand each other, and support healing.

Family education and support groups are great because they give people a place to talk about their experiences, learn coping skills, and get advice from other people who have been through the same thing.

It’s really important for family members to be there for their loved one in a way that’s supportive and nonjudgmental. That way, they can help them get back on track and start rebuilding their lives. By learning more about BPD and addiction, family members can get a better understanding of what their loved one is going through and give them the support they need.

Hope And Resources For Individuals

If you’re dealing with BPD, it can be really overwhelming trying to figure out how to treat someone who’s also struggling with addiction and mental health issues. But with the right therapies, the right approach to treatment, and the right support system, you can get through it.

It’s important to remember that getting help is a brave thing to do. If you or anyone you know is dealing with BPD or substance abuse, get in touch with us. We have resources and support to help you through this difficult but life-changing time.

Together, we can start healing and move forward to a better future.