Burkwood Treatment Center helps individuals struggling with addiction and co-occurring bipolar disorder build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located near Minneapolis – St. Paul, Burkwood is the leading provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment for adults.
Learn about Co-Occurring Bipolar Disorder
Learn about bipolar disorder & treatment offered at our rehab center
Bipolar disorders, including bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, and cyclothymic disorder, are distressing and disruptive mental health disorders that are characterized by dramatic mood shifts.
Depending upon the type of bipolar disorder that a person has developed, he or she may experience two types of symptoms:
- Manic or hypomanic episodes, which involve abnormally elevated mood, inflated self-esteem, and increased energy
- Depressive episodes, which are periods of significant sadness, diminished self-confidence, and reduced energy
Depending on the nature and severity of a person’s bipolar disorder, a person may find it difficult to maintain healthy interpersonal relationships and consistently meet his or her academic, occupational, and personal responsibilities.
When a person who has developed a bipolar disorder is also struggling with an addiction to alcohol or another drug, he or she is at risk for considerable significant negative effects. A substance use disorder, which is the clinical term for addiction, can cause considerable physical, cognitive, and/or psychological damage.
A person who is dealing with a substance use disorder and a co-occurring bipolar disorder requires a treatment environment in which he or she can receive care for all of the issues and symptoms that have been undermining his or her ability to live a healthy and productive life
Thankfully, our bipolar disorder rehab center near Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN employs specialized treatment that has proved to be effective at helping men and women who are experiencing a substance use disorder and a co-occurring bipolar disorder. Our experienced and compassionate treatment professionals have helped many men and women to manage their bipolar disorder symptoms while taking their first steps along the path of lifelong recovery from an addiction to alcohol or another drug.
Help a Loved One
Helping a loved one or family member with bipolar get into rehab
When an individual is struggling with addiction and a co-occurring bipolar disorder, this experience can be a confusing and frustrating for his or her loved ones. If someone that you care about has been dealing with substance abuse, chemical dependency, and a co-occurring bipolar disorder, please know that it is normal and understandable for you to be concerned and worried.
However, it is important that you not allow your fears to stop you from taking the steps that can result in your loved one getting the help that he or she needs:
First, talk to your loved one. He or she may struggle to express what he or she has been experiencing, but acknowledging that your loved one is struggling and expressing your continued compassion and support can be invaluable to you both.
Also, opening the door to continued communication about your loved one’s substance use disorder and co-occurring bipolar disorder can go a long way toward ensuring that you are both working together in the effort to find solutions that will improve your loved one’s quality of life.
Educate yourself about the symptoms that your loved one has been exhibiting. Visit websites of reputable organizations such as the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and/or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). If possible, contact a mental health support agency in your area, or even consult with your family physician. Understanding what your loved one is experiencing, both in terms of his or her addiction and the co-occurring bipolar disorder, can significantly improve your ability to provide meaningful support.
Also, learn which types of treatment have helped others, and locate programs that provide this type of care. Be sure to verify that the programs you are considering provide comprehensive care so that your loved one will receive the treatment that he or she needs for his or her chemical dependency and co-occurring bipolar disorder.
Contact promising programs, request information, and, if possible, arrange to meet with program representatives and tour the treatment center.
Throughout the process, continue to communicate with your loved one. Share what you have discovered, get his or her feedback, and involve him or her in the process as much as possible. Throughout this time, be sure to reaffirm your concern and dedication.
When the time comes to look closely at programs and make decisions about rehab, volunteer to make appointments, provide transportation, and accompany your loved one. Never forget that this can be a frightening experience for your loved one. His or her bipolar disorder may make it difficult for him or her to follow through on commitments to visit treatment centers, keep appointments, and meet other responsibilities. Remain a source of compassion and support throughout the entire process.
Why Consider Us?
Why consider treatment at Burkwood near Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
As indicated earlier on this page, bipolar disorders can have a devastating impact on virtually all areas of a person’s life.
The drastic swings in mood and energy level can make it difficult for individuals to perform to standard on the job. The inability to get a complete education and get and keep a job can force the afflicted individual to depend upon friends for family members for support, which may undermine his or her self-esteem and confidence.
When a person is dealing with both addiction and a co-occurring bipolar disorder, the potential negative outcomes can increase in both likelihood and severity. Without effective professional treatment, a person who struggles addiction and a co-occurring bipolar disorder may not be capable of achieving and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships, establishing financial independence, and otherwise enjoying the basic satisfactions of a productive healthy lifestyle.
With proper care, though, he or she can overcome his or her compulsion to abuse alcohol or other drugs, manage the symptoms of his or her bipolar disorder, and regain his or her ability to live a productive and satisfying life.
Types of Treatment
Types of treatment offered at Burkwood Treatment Center
Our rehab center is a renowned provider of residential addiction treatment that has been helping men and women achieve healthier and sober lives for more than 20 years. Located near Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota in scenic Hudson, Wisconsin, this center specializes in providing individualized care for adult men and women who are struggling with the complex disease of addiction and co-occurring disorders such as bipolar disorder.
With a high counselor-to-participant ratio and interventions that are proven to help people reach their rehab goals, Burkwood supplies the care that is needed to overcome addictions and co-occurring mental health conditions, such as bipolar disorders. The staff of dedicated professionals, which includes individuals who are trained in the 12-Step philosophy and trauma-based interventions, provides ongoing support on the road to recovery is navigated. Furthermore, only the most appropriate treatment methods are chosen to be part of a participant’s rehab plan so as to elicit the most favorable treatment outcomes for each individual. The following are among the many types of treatment that may be incorporated into a participant’s personalized plan of care:
Medication management services: When the symptoms of bipolar disorders are severe and cannot be successfully managed through the use of therapy and healthy coping skills, a participant may require certain medications. At our rehab center, a contracted psychiatrist is available to meet with participants, determine if medication is appropriate, and prescribe medication when a participant requires pharmaceutical intervention. Our helpful mental health technicians and compassionate nursing staff closely monitor the progress of each participant and are available to also offer support throughout the treatment process.
Individual therapy: Individuals who are battling an addiction and a co-occurring bipolar disorder are more likely to achieve their recovery goals when they are able to talk through their experiences and emotions with a qualified therapist or counselor. At our rehab center, individual therapy sessions are offered once per week for each participant. These sessions can be a time when men and women can work with a counselor to learn new skills, set new goals, and process their recovery in a healthy manner.
Group therapy: Counselor-led groups that cover a variety of topics relevant to recovery are an important facet of care at our rehab. We believe men and women are more likely to recover from addictions and learn to manage the symptoms of bipolar disorders when they have the support and guidance of their peers, and we are proud to offer up forums in which participants can work together towards achieving recovery and healing. The following groups are examples of the sessions that are offered on a daily basis for the duration of participant’s time with us:
- Advanced guided imagery group
- Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) speaker meetings
- Recovery advocate psychoeducational group
- Gestalt/analogy-based therapeutic plays
- Goals group
- Primary group
- Didactic activity group
- Big Book Study
- Community meetings
- Meditation group
MAAEZ Program: To familiarize our participants with the 12-Step philosophy, our rehab center offers the Making Alcoholics Anonymous Easier, or MAAEZ, Program. This program features a treatment model that occurs in a group format and helps the men and women we treat adapt to working through the 12 steps of recovery. Our staff is expertly trained in facilitating this type of treatment and is available to provide the support that can help our participants successfully recover from an addiction and the symptoms of bipolar disorders.
Way of Life System: At our center, we understand that receiving treatment for an addiction and co-occurring bipolar disorders can be a trying, yet transformative experience. For this reason, our center employs the Way of Life System to help guide our participants through the therapeutic process. This method of care is unique to our rehab as well as the Minneapolis & St. Paul area, utilizes several treatment modalities and disciplines, and helps men and women transition through each phase of their recovery. Audio guides complement the manual that is used for the Way of Life System, and those who partake in this programming are ultimately able to healthily manage their emotions and feelings and reach their treatment goals while in our care.
Family therapy: Understanding that our participants’ addictions and co-occurring bipolar disorders have likely affected their relationships with those closest to them, our rehab center is able to facilitate family therapy sessions when they are needed. These sessions can be a time when those we treat, their friends, family members, or other loved ones come together to repair the damage addiction has caused, and become united in the front against substance abuse.
Recreational activities: Burkwood is situated near Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota amid wondrous natural beauty, and we want our participants to be able to benefit from our picturesque surroundings. When a man or woman is entrusted into our care to overcome an addiction and bipolar disorders, he or she is afforded opportunities to participate in church services and recreational activities, such those listed below:
- Opportunities to exercise at the Knowles Center
- Nature outings at Willow River State Park
- Gender-specific yoga
The aforementioned methods of care can be part of a participant’s transformative experience at our bipolar disorder rehab center. Upon admission to our center, our staff works closely with those entrusted into our care to determine which types of treatment will be best suited to meet the needs of the men and women who choose to heal with us. If a participant’s needs change during the therapeutic process, his or her treatment plan can also be revised to reflect new goals for recovering from an addiction and bipolar disorders.
The care supplied by our center is highly individualized, and we strive to make the process of recovery one that is unique to each participant. This level of customization extends to our discharge planning process, as we take into account each participant’s needs and goals when determining which aftercare services are best suited to continue to progress made during treatment.
If you or your loved one would like to learn more about our types of treatment and how our interventions can help those looking to recover from addiction and a co-ocurring bipolar disorder achieve their goals, do not hesitate to contact us. At our addiction and mental health rehab center, we are here for you and can guide you towards the sober and healthy life you deserve to be living.