Mental health disorders and addiction often overlap. Nearly 9 million people in the US have a co-occurring disorder (a substance use disorder plus a mental health disorder), according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Yet too few people get the help they need.

Mental health disorders and addiction tend to feed off each other, as one condition can worsen the symptoms of the other.

At Delray Beach Intensive Outpatient, we know how critical it is to treat both conditions together—this is referred to as integrated or dual diagnosis treatment

Mental Health Conditions We Treat

We treat all the following mental health disorders in conjunction with substance addiction:
  • Alcohol or Substance Use Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Major Depressive Episode
  • Manic Episode
  • Hypomanic Episode
  • Depression
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia

Our interdisciplinary team includes medical doctors, licensed therapists, case managers, and other professionals, who work together to create comprehensive mental health treatment plans for our clients. Our resident psychiatrist meets regularly with our clinical staff to coordinate care, including medication management for clients who need it. 

Therapies We Use

Therapy is the backbone of our intensive outpatient program. Clients in our IOP attend several sessions each week, which may include:

Individual Therapy

One-on-one counseling sessions with a licensed therapist give clients the opportunity to dig deeply into belief systems that often underlie addiction behaviors. Guided by our qualified therapists, individual therapy sessions help clients address issues like anxiety, stress, trauma, family issues, and feelings of guilt, shame, fear, or anger.

Group Therapy

The support and encouragement people get from a group of their peers is unmatched. That’s why group therapy is so essential to our intensive outpatient program. In group therapy sessions at our Delray Beach IOP, clients give and receive support, work on their communication skills, practice compassion, get vital feedback from their peers, and gain new insights and perspectives.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is an important component of treatment for many of our clients. Addiction can tear families apart and lead to broken trust. One of the primary goals of family therapy is to help family members learn about addiction. Once they understand that addiction is a disease, family members often respond with more empathy and understanding toward their loved one. Family therapy programs are also an opportunity to work on unhealthy dynamics and longstanding issues between family members, from lost trust to a lack of clear boundaries.

Therapeutic Techniques

Our primary and specialty therapists use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques during individual, group therapy, and family therapy sessions, including:

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

Backed by years of research, CBT is an effective therapeutic treatment method for people struggling with substance addiction, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and other disorders.

It helps people recognize intrusive thoughts that are destructive or unhelpful. Clients learn to identify and change these thoughts patterns, which in turn helps them better manage their emotions.

CBT sessions may involve role-playing, relaxation techniques, visualization, mindfulness meditation, and other activities.

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)

A type of cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT teaches clients to live in the moment and embrace self-acceptance while also working to change unhealthy patterns. DBT is helpful for people struggling with substance and behavioral addictions.

Under the guidance of our therapists, clients learn strategies to accept and tolerate their life circumstances and things they can’t change; how to identify, analyze, and change destructive behavioral and thought patterns; how to communicate effectively with others; and how to recognize and use their strengths to their advantage.

Why Choose Delray Beach Intensive Outpatient?

Delray Beach Intensive Outpatient is a leader in the South Florida addiction treatment space, with more than 30 nationally recognized accreditations, certifications, and affiliations.

Our substance abuse treatment centers are just a short drive from the beach in Delray Beach, an area known for its active and supportive recovery community.

We believe recovery is possible for anyone, regardless of their history. Our goal is to give you or your loved one the tools and support needed for long-term recovery. Whether it’s your first time seeking help or you’ve been in treatment before, we’re ready to help you get well.

Take the first step toward recovery. Call us today to learn more about our Delray Beach intensive outpatient program.