SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH
What We Treat
of persons who suffer from addiction also suffer from a mental health disorder.
Our program addresses the underlying mental health conditions that keep the addicted person trapped in the cycle of relapse.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that 45 percent of individuals who suffer from addiction share a co-occurring mental health disorder.
While this is an estimate, we believe it to be accurate.
As we have long known, alcohol and drugs interfere with the way the brain functions. A complex and mysterious organ, the brain is home to the prefrontal cortex, extended amygdala, and basal ganglia to name just a few.
As the chronic relapser engages more deeply in alcohol and drug abuse, these important sectors of the brain are affected in ways that may cause severe, sometimes deadly disruptions to normal functioning.
Drugs like alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, opiates, benzos, and methamphetamines, even when stopped for several weeks, may co-create symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and severe mood swings.
This makes it difficult for short-term treatment providers to distinguish the difference between post-acute withdrawal symptoms, which may persist for periods of six months or longer, and legitimate, underlying mental health disorders.
We believe that determining accurate, measurable baselines are pertinent to the effective, whole-health treatment of the chronic relapser.
A SPECIAL EMPHASIS
While interrupting the damage caused by active addiction remains priority number one at Burning Tree Ranch, we also place a special emphasis on the accurate diagnosis of co-occurring mental health disorders.
As a specialty program dedicated to the treatment of chronic relapsers, we believe that addressing the whole person with a long-term, progress-based approach is the best way to ensure a full and complete recovery.
We know that for our clients, short-term treatment methods simply have not worked. Despite every good intention, these 30, 60, and 90 programs are not able to address the full scope of challenges faced by the chronic relapser.
Sadly, this cycle of short-term treatment episodes followed by ever-worsening stages of relapse, has led to a progressively worse chain of consequences, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally, too. In many cases, our clients and families come to us at a complete loss, not knowing if it is addiction, or a secondary mental condition that has evaded proper treatment.
Our mission is to provide a path to permanent recovery.
To accomplish this goal, we identify and treat co-occurring mental health disorders in tandem with advanced stages of chronic addiction. Our dual diagnosis treatment plans are available for all patients diagnosed with a combination of addiction and mental health disorder.
Utilizing trained and licensed providers, we integrate addiction and mental health therapies to better serve the needs of the individual. Our disciplines include addiction medicine, evidence-based treatment, and trauma-informed programming.
Along with twelve step immersion, these methods promote the development of healthier coping mechanisms, allowing our clients the freedom to better manage their mental health symptoms in a productive and useful way.
With a focus on sustainable, lifelong recovery, our commitment to clinical excellence is the driving force behind our mission.
MORE ABOUT BURNING TREE RANCH
Burning Tree Ranch is a highly sophisticated long-term residential treatment and aftercare program designed exclusively for the chronic relapser.
Operating outside the limitations of a traditional 30, 60 or 90-day format, Burning Tree adheres to progress-based metrics that inform the clinical treatment team of the unique mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of each client, resulting in dynamic breakthroughs for those formerly unable to achieve meaningful, long-term recovery.
As of today, we are the only treatment center in the United States that combines time-intensive residential treatment with a therapeutically coordinated aftercare program focused singularly on the treatment of chronic relapsers.