Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious mental health disorder that has the potential to inflict significant distress. Characterised by intrusive thoughts and compulsive actions, OCD can disrupt a person’s efforts to live a healthy and productive life. The stress, anxiety, and fear that accompany OCD can have an overwhelming negative impact on the quality of a person’s life and can diminish the joy that the person is able to derive from participating in meaningful interpersonal relationships, a productive occupation, and other hallmarks of a satisfying life. When a person’s obsessive-compulsive disorder is accompanied by substance misuse and chemical dependency, the potential for damage increases exponentially.
At The Manor Clinic, we understand the many ways that substance misuse and co-occurring OCD can affect the lives of many individuals. Perhaps more importantly, we know how to help individuals overcome the obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours that can introduce such distress into their lives.
At The Manor Clinic, we have significant experience working closely with people who have struggled with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and substance abuse, and we have developed specialised programming that has proven to be highly effective not only at managing symptoms but also increasing our residents’ ability to live hopeful, productive, and much more satisfying lives.
Why consider OCD treatment at Manor Clinic
Untreated Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can have a dramatic negative impact on an individual’s life. If the OCD is accompanied by substance misuse or addiction, the potential for negative outcomes increases significantly.
The symptoms of OCD can make it extremely difficult or, in some cases, virtually impossible to attend school, get and keep a job, maintain financial stability, and otherwise achieve a desirable degree of self-reliance. Family discord, strained or ruined interpersonal relationships, withdrawal, and/or isolation are among the negative social effects that can result from untreated OCD.
Depending upon the substances that an individual misuses in an attempt to alleviate the OCD symptoms or numb themselves to the psychological pain of this mental health disorder, additional problems can include cognitive impairments, organ damage, legal problems, and addiction.
With proper comprehensive care at an effective programmes like The Manor Clinic, people can experience relief from their severe OCD symptoms, can end their dependence upon alcohol or other drugs, and can resume their pursuit of healthy, productive, and satisfying futures.
Types of OCD treatment at The Manor Clinic
When a person comes to The Manor Clinic for OCD treatment,the following methods of treatment can be incorporated into an individual’s personally tailored treatment plan, whether they are embarking on a 28, 14 or 7-day programme:
- Medically assisted detox
- Medication management
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family support
- Experiential therapy
In choosing The Manor Clinic to break free from an addiction to substances and overcome the symptoms of OCD, you or someone you care about will receive the treatment needed to begin the next chapter of life, free from the constraints of chemical dependency.
To learn more about our programming, or to begin the process of admissions, feel free to give our helpful admissions team a call. We are standing by to help you determine if our centre is the place to begin living the sober and healthy life you deserve to be living.
Helping a Loved One Get Treatment for OCD
Knowing that someone you care about is struggling with substance misuse and obsessive-compulsive disorder can be a worrisome and frustrating experience. If they cannot control his or her thoughts or behaviours, you may wonder, how can you possibly hope to make a difference? The good news is that while you cannot solve your loved one’s mental health problems, you can take a few essential steps that can have life-improving results.
The best first step when attempting to help is to ensure that you are properly educated on the nature of the challenge that they are facing, and the types of treatment that have helped others who were in similar situations. Consult with experts such as mental health organisations in your area or your personal GP to learn about OCD, understand the challenges that he or she is experiencing, determine how best to speak to them about their problems, and gain insights into treatment options.
When you have a solid grasp on the fundamentals of the matter, you will want to share your thoughts, concerns, and insights. When doing so, please be sure to keep the following concepts in mind:
- You should plan for a conversation, not a lecture, an argument, or an ultimatum. Encourage them to share his or her thoughts, and be prepared to listen without judgment.
- As much as you may have learned about OCD, no one understands what it is like to live with this disorder better than a person who is actually doing so.
- Listening to them accomplishes two important tasks: it increases your understanding, and it makes your loved one an active and informed participant in treatment-related decisions.
- Express your concerns, share your findings, and talk about both the need for and the many benefits of treatment.
- Encourage them to speak with his or her GP to get an assessment, additional information, and a referral for further care if necessary.
Remember that agreeing to get treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder is an important step, but it is just one step in the long process of recovery. Prepare to be an active positive presence in their life before, during, and after he or she receives treatment.