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Bipolar Disorder Treatment in South Florida

Bipolar disorder is a debilitating mental disorder that affects millions of people all over the world. It can be challenging to understand and even more difficult to treat. 

If you are struggling with bipolar disorder or know someone who is, it is essential to get help. At Calusa Recovery, we offer bipolar treatment to help you get your life back on track. 

Keep reading to learn more about the signs and causes of bipolar disorder and find help at our Fort Myers drug and alcohol rehab center.

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by periods of extreme mood swings. It affects emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. 

During a manic episode, an individual may experience an unusually high level of energy or euphoria, have difficulty sleeping, and become easily distracted.

During a depressive episode, an individual may feel hopelessness and a lack of energy. A depressive episode can carry on for days or weeks at a time. Each year, millions of people are diagnosed with bipolar disorder. 

It affects men and women equally and can appear at any age, although it is most diagnosed in people aged 18-25.

Types of Bipolar Disorder

There are two primary types of bipolar disorder: Bipolar I and Bipolar II.

The key difference between Bipolar I and II is that people with Bipolar I experience manic episodes. At the same time, those with Bipolar II only have hypomanic episodes (a less severe form of mania). 

Furthermore, people with Bipolar II tend to spend more time in depressive states.

Cyclothymic disorder is a less severe type of bipolar disorder where episodes of depression and mania occur over two years or more.

Usually, the symptoms people experience during a major depressive episode are like those experienced during a less severe episode. However, they typically come in clusters rather than individually.

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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.

Residential inpatient treatment is when a client lives on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while receiving intensive inpatient treatment. Learn more about inpatient treatment and how it can help you on your journey.

The partial day program at Calusa Recovery combines the best of aspects inpatient and outpatient treatment to form a hybrid program that allows you to experience inpatient therapies on an outpatient basis.

Find out why the innovative intensive outpatient program at Calusa Recovery is your best choice when seeking an outpatient addiction treatment program in Ft. Myers, Florida. 

Our outpatient program will enable your professional life to become limitless. We offer the tools for you to become the best you can be while being sober! If you’re in Lee County, don’t wait another day to start your recovery.

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.

What Are the Causes of Bipolar Disorder?

Unfortunately, there is no one exact cause of bipolar disorder known. 

It may be related to changes in neurotransmitters or brain chemistry, or it may be due to a combination of genetic, mental health issues, and environmental factors.

What Are the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?

Some of the more frequently seen symptoms of bipolar disorder include:

  • Extreme mood swings
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Rapid speech or thoughts
  • Increased energy levels or activity

Can Bipolar Disorder Cause Substance Abuse?

Several contributing factors lead to the co-occurrence of bipolar disorder and drug or alcohol addiction.


People with bipolar disorder often turn to alcohol or drug abuse to alleviate their symptoms, particularly during mania, when they may feel the need to use drugs or alcohol to sustain their high energy levels.

Brain Structure

Secondly, people with mental health disorders are often more prone to developing substance abuse habits due to how their brains are wired.

Have you ever impulsively decided to do something and then regretted it later? 

People with bipolar disorder have changes in the areas of their brain that make impulse control and decision-making harder, so they might give in to cravings for drugs or alcohol more easily.

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      Calusa Recovery was recommended to us as being a top sober living home. Meeting Stuart, Wilbur, and the impeccable house confirmed this to be true. Stuart and Wilbur are truly invested in all aspects of their clients’ recovery. We value their collaborative approach with clients and family.

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        Calusa is a place that treats you like a real person with love and respect. They do outings together to have a great community environment. Calusa pushes you to be a responsible young man but does it in a way of caring and helping you find self love. Highly recommend for any young man wanting to take the next step to better himself and his future.

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          I feel so fortunate that I found Calusa Recovery. Calusa played a huge part in helping me maintain my sobriety. I enjoyed the people, the staff, and the living arrangements. Thank you so much for helping me get control of my life back. I could not have made these strides without Calusa Recovery.

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          Is There A Bipolar Treatment Center in South Florida?

          Bipolar drug rehab is available in South Florida, and the sooner you seek help, the better your chances of recovery.

          Benefits of Treatment

          If you or someone you care about is struggling with bipolar disorder and addiction, getting help as soon as possible is essential. 

          Treatment at a bipolar drug rehab center like Calusa Recovery can provide several benefits, including:

          • Increased understanding of Bipolar disorder
          • Improved functioning in daily life
          • Reduced risk of relapse
          • Developing effective coping strategies
          • Improved communication in relationships
          • A safe and supportive environment

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          Most Private Health Insurance Will Help Pay for Treatment.

          Calusa Recovery does not accept Medicare or Medicaid as payment for substance abuse treatment.

          Let us handle the details so you can focus on the help you need.

          How Does Bipolar Dual Diagnosis Treatment Work?

          A bipolar treatment center in Fort Myers generally starts care with an assessment to establish any co-occurring mental health conditions. Developing a tailored treatment plan is essential to success and incorporates both the addiction and any coinciding mental disorders. After your therapist creates a personalized plan for you, you will begin participating in different therapies to help alleviate the symptoms of bipolar disorder.

          Remember that bipolar disorder and addiction recovery will not happen overnight. They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, and the same theory applies here. Recovering from mental illness and substance abuse takes time, effort, and consistency. Calusa Recovery offers individualized dual diagnosis treatment in Fort Myers.

          Treatment Options

          While in treatment, you will have a group of specialists who will help you deal with your symptoms and learn how to manage them in healthier ways.

          If you depend on substances, you will be placed in a medical detox program that monitors your progress and helps ensure your body is cleared of toxins.

          Once the detox process is complete, psychotherapy will be started to identify the underlying cause of Bipolar disorder and addiction. This therapy involves talking with a mental health professional to explore different approaches to tackling the problem.

          In some cases, medications may be used to help control the symptoms of bipolar disorder and addiction. The most prescribed drugs are mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, antidepressants, and anti-anxiety medications.

          If you are struggling with bipolar disorder and addiction, inpatient treatment may be your best option. Inpatient rehab provides 24/7 care and support so that you can focus on your recovery without any distractions or triggers.

          Outpatient programs are more flexible than other recovery processes and might be right for you if you need guidance while continuing to live at home.

          Intensive outpatient therapy (IOP) may be the best option for those who need more support than outpatient treatment. This treatment provides a higher level of care and structure while allowing you to continue living at home.

          Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) are designed to provide intensive treatment with medical supervision for those who need more care than IOP can offer.

          With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), you will work with a professional to determine your negative triggers and how to change them into positive ones.

          Once you have completed treatment for your bipolar disorder and addiction, it is important to have aftercare services in place to help you stay on track. This may include continued support from friends and family members, participation in group therapy sessions, or follow-up visits with a mental health professional. Aftercare programs can help keep you motivated and provide the necessary resources to continue working towards your sobriety goals.

          Calusa Recovery Offers Addiction and Bipolar Treatment in Fort Myers

          At Calusa Recovery, we understand that everyone’s recovery journey is unique. We provide personalized treatment plans for addiction and bipolar disorder tailored to your specific needs. 

          Our team of professionals will work with you to create a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan that incorporates evidence-based therapies as well as holistic approaches to help you achieve lasting sobriety and mental health stability.

          If you or someone you know is struggling, reach out to us today and discover how our dual diagnosis treatment program in Fort Myers, can help!

          Let us walk with you into a brighter future free from bipolar disorder and addiction.