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Psychoeducation and Addiction

woman discusses ocd with counselor

No matter whether you’re currently battling substance abuse or mental illness, there’s always more that you can learn that will help you understand what you’re going through a bit better. For instance, many people have been diagnosed with a mental illness and, while there may be a clear name to what they’re going through (for example; depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.), they may not fully understand what their mental illness means, how it will affect them on a daily basis, how their relationships will be impacted, or what they can to do improve their condition over time. Psychoeducation is a combination of psychotherapy and education – an intervention used to provide specific information related to the concern of the client. Avalon Malibu is an amazing treatment center that can provide you with the information you need to live a happier, healthier life. Family members have been shown to greatly benefit from psychoeducation interventions as well; in fact, family members can help reduce patient relapse rates by learning about what their loved one needs most. In most cases, family members and friends aren’t even remotely aware of what their loved one needs until they attend some courses to gain more knowledge. In general, they learn about:

  1. Treatment of the condition
  2. Management of the condition
  3. Compliance with medical and psychological treatment
  4. Prevention of progression and relapse

By participating in psychoeducation courses, individuals are able to learn more about what it is they need, as well as how to better identify signs that indicate they may need more help in recovery. Simple conversations such as about adverse effects to medications, coping strategies, and more can greatly help. In addition to the education received, many patients, family members, and groups leave having made meaningful relationships with others who are in the same boat. 

At Arbor Behavioral Healthcare, you will meet knowledgeable, compassionate professionals that understand addiction in all its forms.  The Arbor uses an integrative and holistic approach to treat addiction and mental health issues. No treatment is one-size-fits-all, and at The Arbor, you will have a team of experts prepared to create your customized treatment plan.  We offer care for your mind, body, and spirit so that you can heal from the inside out and look forward to a lifetime of sobriety and wellness. If you are ready to take the first step in your recovery, please call us at 844-413-2690.