Individuals with a Borderline personality disorder frequently also suffer from addiction to drugs or alcohol. Borderline personality disorder (which is much more common in women than it is in men) is a condition in which the afflicted individual suffers from the inability to maintain stable inter-personal relationships, an unstable self view, and ‘black and white’ thinking. Individuals with Borderline personality disorder often display highly manipulative behavior, and tend to get involved in unhealthy relationships and can be very self destructive, often feeling anger and resentment towards themselves as well as others.
Borderline personality disorder causes the person to frequently experience feelings of abandonment (both real and imagined), unstable moods, chronic feelings of emptiness and depression, suicide attempts, paranoia, and difficulty controlling anger. Borderline personality disorder is slightly controversial in the medical community, due to its difficulty to define and diagnose due to the broad range of symptoms and traits. Individuals who suffer from both Borderline personality disorder and addiction are faced with a unique set of challenges. The use of drugs and alcohol is very common amongst individuals with borderline personality disorder, frequently as an attempt to numb the pain of their feelings of abandonment and unhappiness. The use of drugs and alcohol aggravates and intensifies several symptoms of Borderline personality disorder, especially rage, depression and suicidal thoughts. At Passages, we specialize in treating clients with co-occurring disorders. If you are struggling with an addiction and also have a Borderline personality disorder, Passages can help.
At Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura, we pride ourselves on giving our clients an unmatched amount of personal attention. During your treatment, your therapists will meet each week to discuss your progress and redesign your program. We call this the treatment team approach and it ensures that your program is always progressing as you progress. Most drug rehab centers are unable to do this because they offer far too many groups, instead of one-on-one therapy like we offer at Passages. Their programs are the traditional 12-step, group approach where each client is treated exactly the same.
Passages is the best drug rehab for many reasons, and we are constantly improving and looking for new cutting edge ways to treat people. We believe that addictions vary from person to person depending on the underlying issues present, and that personal attention is really the key to uncover what’s going on beneath the surface. These are just some of the reasons that the program at Passages is non 12-step. Our rehab center chooses to only use cutting edge therapies in a one-on-one setting that are designed to heal the underlying conditions that are causing you to use. We do not subscribe to the disease concept and refuse to place labels on you like addict and alcoholic. If you’re looking for a non 12-step rehab, this is by far the best one. Our doors are open and we honor the opportunity to work with you. Please call us day or night for an in-depth explanation of our extraordinary services.