Many women who become addicted to drugs and/ or alcohol have underlying trauma and mental health issues. We think trauma as anything that is less than nurturing. Traumas may include abuse, neglect, experiencing a tragic event, growing up in a dysfunctional family or experiencing grief and loss. Mental health symptoms may include depression, anxiety, anger and mood dysregulation. The Rose House provides intensive treatment focused on these underlying issues, believing that their resolution is critical to women maintaining long-term sobriety from substances.
Dual Diagnosis, sometimes called co-occurring disorders, is a term used to describe individuals who suffer from both one or more substance use disorders and one or more emotional/psychiatric conditions. To fully recover, the person needs integrated treatment for both issues. The Diagnostic Statistics Manual 5 (DSM 5) provides professionals the specific criteria that need to be met in order for a person to be given behavioral health diagnoses. Information regarding substance abuse and mental health diagnoses can be obtained from reputable resources including www.dsm5.org and www.samhsa.gov.
The Rose House offers women 30 hours per week of individual and group treatment focused specifically on healthy coping and relapse prevention skills, trauma/mental health symptom management, grief and loss, and relationship/sex/love addiction. Our approach leads to increased self-esteem and self-worth, and motivation to live a healthy, sober lifestyle going forward.
Our multi-faceted, evidence-based dual diagnosis treatment approach heals women mind, body and spirit. Women get better here.
Many women who come to the Rose House for treatment for addiction have experienced trauma. We think of trauma as anything less than nurturing. Traumas may include abuse, neglect, experiencing a tragic event, growing up in a dysfunctional family or experiencing grief and loss.
Individuals can be deeply injured by trauma, whether it was recent or far back in time. Trauma sometimes leads to addiction and active addiction often is interwoven with trauma.
We believe that women need help working on and through their traumatic experiences in order to emerge into emotional health and long term sobriety. We intensively treat trauma through providing:
- Advanced Emotion Regulation Skills
- Equine Therapy
- Inner Child Work
- Grief and Loss Work
- Relationship/Sex and Love Addiction treatment
- Creative Recovery
Some of our women may have had the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, indicating they have suffered from both depression and mania or hypomania (elevated mood) to various degrees. Medications may be indicated for women with this diagnosis. There are other effective treatment methods as well.
At The Rose House, our goal is to treat mental health symptoms by teaching effective coping skills. In the event medication is necessary, our Medical Director is available to support this intervention.
By reducing shame and guilt through treatment of addiction, family issues, trauma, and grief and loss, our women consistently find relief from mental health symptoms and experience increased self-esteem, health and wellness.
Many of our women have experienced depression – whether it be a long-standing biological depression or situation depression related to stress, loss or repercussions from addiction. Individuals who meet the criteria for Major Depressive Disorder may be on medication to address these medical conditions. In extreme cases, diagnosed or undiagnosed depression may lead to suicidal ideation or action. If individuals are having serious suicidal thoughts when they are speaking with us about possible admission or after they have been admitted, we refer them to a higher level of care for stabilization.
At The Rose House, our goal is to treat depression by having women work on the root causes using numerous techniques. Our goal is to move women from using medication to utilizing effective coping skills to manage their symptoms. In the event medication is necessary for depression or other symptoms, our Medical Director (psychiatrist) meets with women on a regular basis.
By reducing shame and guilt through treatment of addiction, family issues, trauma, and grief and loss, our women consistently find a significant decrease in depression and increase in self-esteem, health and wellness.
Many of our women experience anxiety – whether it be a long-standing biological issue or anxiety caused by situations such as stress, loss or repercussions from addiction. There are medications available to treat anxiety and if these are necessary, our Medical Director is available to support this intervention.
At The Rose House, our goal is to treat anxiety through having women implement numerous, effective coping skills, limiting medication if possible. By reducing shame and guilt through treatment of addiction, family issues, trauma, and grief and loss, our women consistently find a significant decrease in symptoms of anxiety and experience increased self-esteem, health and wellness.
Women entering treatment often have a Personality Disorder diagnosis in addition to their addiction issues. Women are reported to have Personality Disorders more often than men and greatly benefit from being in a gender specific environment. Experienced clinicians at The Rose House are able to help clients manage symptoms and return to emotional stability.
Some examples of Personality Disorders may include Borderline Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Dependent Personality Disorder, and Histrionic Personality Disorder. The most common personality disorder that women are diagnosed with is Borderline Personality Disorder, characterized by feeling empty, having angry outbursts, unstable mood, and other symptoms. Avoidant Personality Disorder is defined by isolation, keeping distance from peers and activities, and worrying about what others may think of them. Someone with Dependent Personality Disorder is defined as a passive individual that relies on others to help them make decisions. In Histrionic Personality Disorder, there can be a pattern of dramatic, extremely emotional, attention seeking behaviors. While in rehab, clients learn to mange their Personality Disorder Diagnosis.
At The Rose House, we see most of these disorders as a manifestation of untreated Trauma. Our deep trauma work helps women manage the symptoms of Personality Disorders. Using an integrative, nurturing, and evidence based approach, we give women the skills they need to create the life they want for themselves. Women get better at The Rose House.