Northbound Treatment Services is fully equipped to deal with clients presenting with an Axis II disorder, also referred to as personality disorders. The unique treatment modalities offered through the Living Sober Phase System integrate treatment of the substance abuse as well as the Axis II disorder. It is common for an individual with a drug or alcohol related issue to also have an under-lying Axis II disorder. The professional staff of Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurse referrals and Therapists is specifically trained to work with clients who present with a Dual Diagnosis. Showing compassion and respect for the client throughout the treatment process and helping them to manage their 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. These are not things to be embarrassed about and the caring staff at Northbound will help to work through all of the emotions which stem from these areas of difficulty. Getting a person suffering from an Axis I or II disorder the proper treatment is essential to assist them in dealing with their conditions and begin recovery from the substance dependency.
Northbound 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 ensure the proper medication and therapeutic regimen for optimal results. Additionally, clients will be educated on their dual-diagnosis’ and provided with tools for managing them. 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 NTS treats with a co-occurring substance abuse issue are:
- Paranoid Personality Disorder
- Schizoid Personality Disorder
- Histrionic Personality Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
- Schizotypal Personality Disorder