Personality Disorders (AXIS II)

Northbound’s professional staff of Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Therapists is specifically trained to work with clients who present a dual diagnosis of addiction and a psychological disorder.

At Northbound Treatment Services, we recognize that in order to help those suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol, it is also necessary to treat the underlying psychological disorder that has contributed to their disease. It is only in this way that the client can hope to achieve real, long-term sobriety.

Northbound Treatment Services is fully equipped to deal with clients presenting with an Axis II disorder, also referred to as personality disorders. Our unique treatment approach looks to create a uniquely tailored and integrated treatment plan that addresses both the client’s alcohol and/or drug addiction and the Axis II disorder.

Sadly, the combination of a drug and/or alcohol related dependency with an underlying Axis II disorder is a common diagnosis and one that must be dealt with by compassionate and experienced clinicians. Northbound’s professional staff of Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Therapists is specifically trained to work with clients who present a dual diagnosis of addiction and a psychological disorder. Our individualized approach both challenges and nurtures the client, helping him through the treatment process and giving him the tools he needs to manage this disorder.

Common Axis II disorders are:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder

People who suffer from these disorders often face a number of difficulties in life including personal, social, emotional, legal and financial hardships. Often, the first step in seeking treatment is overcoming the embarrassment of their perceived failings. The caring staff at Northbound will help to work through all of the difficult emotions which stem from the troubles experienced as a result of their disorder. Getting a person suffering from a psychological disorder the proper treatment is essential if they are to begin a successful recovery from the substance dependency.

Anxiety Disorder 300x199 Personality Disorders (AXIS II)  photoNorthbound Treatment Services understands the challenges of treating Axis I and II disorders co-occurring with a substance abuse or chemical dependency. Our compassionate and professional staff will work with the client to create an individually tailored treatment plan, including the proper medication and therapeutic regimen for optimal results. In addition, clients will learn more about their underlying disorder and will be provided with the tools for managing it. Common therapies utilized at Northbound for co-occurring personality disorders and substance abuse are Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Inter-personal therapy (IPT) and Psychoanalytic therapy amongst others.

Additional AXIS II disorders which Northbound treats with a co-occurring substance abuse issue are:

  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

If you or a loved one is suffering the effects of substance abuse, but need more than just the typical treatment plan, contact Northbound today. We’ll address both the addiction and the Axis II disorder in a caring, supportive environment that will put you on the path to a healthy and sober future.