We offer the latest and most innovative treatment for depressive disorders available, including effective therapies for bipolar disorder I and bipolar disorder II (BD-I & BD-II). If you have bipolar depression, we want you to know that your life can improve – and a treatment program at CCI can help you take the first steps on your recovery journey.
The outstanding clinical team at CCI has decades of experience treating clients with bipolar disorder. From manic symptoms to depressive episodes, our clinical team has the knowledge and skill to help clients manage the symptoms that can have a negative impact their career, relationships, and the ability to participate in the basic activities of daily life. We specialize in severe depressive disorders, treatment-resistant depression, and depressive disorder with symptoms that significantly disrupt overall health, happiness, and well-being – including all the symptoms associated with BD-I and BD-II.
We understand bipolar disorder can feel like it has an unbreakable hold on you, and completely dominates every aspect of your life. We want you to know that treatment can change all that.
Our experienced clinical and medical staff will create a personalized treatment plan that includes the latest medical, psychiatric, and integrative therapies that promote healing and recovery. We use an integrated, holistic treatment model to support the whole person, not just the address symptoms of your mental health disorder. If you choose treatment at CCI, we work with you to identify the uncomfortable and often painful patterns of thought and emotion associated with bipolar disorder, and provide you with the practical tools you need to manage those thoughts and emotions and regain control of your emotions, your behavior, and your life.
Bipolar Disorder and Addiction
People diagnosed with a bipolar disorder often have issues with alcohol and substance use. In fact, many people with bipolar disorder meet the clinical for an alcohol and/or substance use disorder (AUD/SUD). When an individual has a mental health disorder such as bipolar disorder and an alcohol and/or substance use disorder at the same time, they receive a dual diagnosis and have what mental health treatment providers call co-occurring disorders.
Data from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) shows the following prevalence rates for bipolar disorder (BD) in the U.S.:
- 2.8% of adults report a diagnosis of BD in the past year
- 4.4% of adults report a diagnosis of BD in their lifetime
- 82.9% of adults with BD report BD with severe impairment
- 17.1% of adults with BD report BD with moderate impairment
In addition, data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows the following rates of co-occurring alcohol/substance use disorder among people with BD:
- 14% of people with BD report a diagnosis of SUD/AUD in the past year
- 40% of people with BD report a diagnosis of SUD/AUD in their lifetime
- Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is the most commonly diagnosed addiction disorder among people with BD
- AUD among people with BD decreases likelihood of completing mental health treatment
- AUD among people with BD increases suicide risk
One explanation for the high rates of AUD and SUD among people with bipolar disorder is the phenomenon of self-medication: a person with bipolar disorder may seek to control the manic episodes related to bipolar disorder with alcohol or drugs, or they may seek to manage the discomfort of the depressive episodes related to bipolar disorder with alcohol or drugs. In either case, self-medication offers only temporarily relief, and causes more problems than it solves.
That’s why treatment for BD is essential: bipolar depression and alcohol/substance use disorder are chronic medical conditions, and people diagnosed with co-occurring BD and AUD/SUD respond well to evidence-based treatment delivered by experienced professionals who follow a holistic, integrated treatment model.
How We Can Help with Your Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Crownview Co-Occurring Institute offers specialized treatment for bipolar disorder and co-occurring alcohol and/or substance use disorders. We understand the critical importance of treating all aspects of depressive and addictive disorders during the treatment process: evidence shows that when patients receive treatment for bipolar disorder and AUD/SUD at the same time, they experience treatment success at higher rates than patients who participate in treatment separately, or seek treatment for one disorder and not the other.
Our multidisciplinary team is experienced in assessing, diagnosing, and treating both bipolar disorder and addiction disorders. Every patient at CCI receives a comprehensive mental health evaluation to ensure an accurate diagnosis. Once we complete an evaluation and arrive at a diagnosis, we help patients manage or overcome the symptoms of their mental health and/or alcohol/substance use disorder – and we address both of them together, at the same time, because that’s what evidence shows works best.
The Benefits of Treatment for Bipolar Disorder
- Patients learn about the situations and people that might exacerbate their manic or depressive symptoms and/or influence their use of alcohol or substances
- Patients work closely with their counselors to identify the underlying cause of their biploar disorder and substance use
- Doctors monitor medication and make the appropriate adjustments while keeping a close eye on patient progress\
- Patients learn practical skills to manage their symptoms
- Staff members can offer consistent support when it’s needed most
Learn More Today
If you or someone in your family experiences the acute symptoms of bipolar disorder or addiction, Crownview Co-Occurring Institute may have a program that meets your needs. Contact us today to learn how we can help.