Co-Occuring Disorders in Illinois
Dealing with co-occurring disorders can be overwhelming. Our therapists are trained to help you recognize these harmful patterns and to break free from a life of dependency. We can assist you in alleviating the need-to-use feeling that often accompanies these disorders.
Managing co-occurring disorders can be tiring, stressful, and overwhelming. Extreme cravings can come at inconvenient times. You might feel isolated and like no one understands what you are going through. Untreated disorders can affect every area of your life, leading you into a vicious never-ending cycle that feels like you can never break free.
Co-occurring disorders, including substance abuse, are often used as a method of self-medicating for another mental health disorder. Effective counseling uses techniques to overcome both the psychological dependence and physiological habits of these debilitating disorders.
Our therapists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of many co-occurring disorders including alcohol and drug abuse, obsessive behaviors, overeating, overworking, gambling, overuse of technology, and sex/pornography. It is important to identify and work to alleviate the symptoms of both disorders. All too common, one disorder exacerbates the other, leading to work, relationship, and life difficulties.
Reaching out is the first important step to overcoming these co-occurring disorders. The therapists at Great Lakes Psychology Group have accommodating and confidential appointments available for you. We also accept most insurance plans. If you feel like you can’t stop using, let us help you take this life-changing step in your life.