People want to feel like they’re in control and can handle what life throws at them. They don’t want to feel like a burden so they don’t share that they’re frightened or living in constant, abject fear because they don’t want to appear “weak”.
So, they use drugs or alcohol as a tool for emotional management and to cultivate some semblance of “normalcy”.
Having to drink or take drugs to deal with your day-to-day life sets an extremely dangerous precedent that can quickly escalate though.
The longer you take substances to keep your fears in check, the more your body starts to get used to them. What started as an occasional drink or hit soon turns into a full blown dependency. As time marches on you begin to build a tolerance to the drugs or alcohol and come to find that your initial dose just isn’t killing the fear anymore.
What happens then?
You start to boost the number of drinks you have or the dosage of your drug of choice. The cycle is growing more dangerous. Fear fueling the need.
But you don’t have to stay trapped in it or let it rule your life. There is a way out from under the weight of it and it’s found in dual diagnosis treatment which helps you work through your fears and addiction together.
Fear treatment at Inneractions is led by our team of skilled therapists and facilitators who help you navigate through the emotions and past experiences which caused the greatest discomfort. At the same time – with techniques like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and more – we help you beat addiction by establishing new perspectives and thought patterns and equipping you with healthy coping mechanisms.
Our treatment programs are laser-focused on making sure you have the necessary tools to overcome your fears more effectively on the way to living a more fulfilling and sober life.
Reach out to us today to learn more about our dual diagnosis program.