Cutting Addiction Treatment
Harming oneself is a cry for help, as well as a signal to others to rally support for the person who is suffering. Self mutilation is often a coping mechanism that transfers the pain of emotional instability and stress. This condition is a very serious side effect of depression and a precursor to suicide. Not everyone who self-harms is suicidal, but sometimes people die as a result of their self-harm behavior.
Thinking back to when the client initially began to form his or her gambling problem, and addressing stressful situations that the person may have experienced previously, may help in understanding such drastic change in behavior. If this is the case, then you may find that in addition to addressing the gambling problem, you can also talk about other events or issues that is affecting the compulsive gambler.What types of behavior suggest self-harm?
Many different types of behavior can be considered self-harming, including:
- Cutting part of the body, commonly the arms, wrists, or thighs
- Taking overdoses of prescribed or illegal drugs or other substances that cause harm
- Using cigarettes or lighters to burn the skin
Other 'risk taking' behavior can lead to harm, such as train surfing, driving cars at high speed, illegal drug use, or deliberately participating in unsafe sex.What causes self-harm?
People who self-harm are usually trying to relieve, control, or express their distressing feelings. Young people self-harm for different reasons, and sometimes it can be difficult to put the reasons into words. You may not know any other way of telling people about your emotional pain, or you might feel a sense of control over your pain when you self-harm.
Some people are more likely to self-harm than others, including those who have experienced emotional, physical or sexual abuse, as well as those who have had a stressful and highly critical family environment; others on the other hand, suffer from a mental illness such as depression.
Self-Harm, Cutting Addiction Treatment in Florida
Florida Center for Recovery combines cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy with twelve-step recovery principles to help clients discover the underlying emotional issues that is driving them to self-harm. Our treatment programs are integrated with holistic therapies and each client has an individualized treatment plan tailored specifically for his or her needs. Supported by our mood disorder treatment professionals, our clients explore ways to become mindful of their feelings, and develop skills to manage stress and accept realities without having to resort to self-injury. The treatment process starts with a thorough medical and psychiatric evaluation and treatment plans are recommended accordingly. If the client’s recovery is affected by any other disorder such as eating disorders, depression, anxiety or PTSD, our therapist will implement the treatment plan to incorporate therapeutic approaches to treat the co-existing disorder.
Individuals seeking treatment for self-harm at Florida Center for Recovery will be also provided with relapse prevention, family therapy and aftercare programs.
For more information on our addiction treatment programs and therapeutic approaches, call toll free at: 800-960-5041. Florida Center for Recovery offers residential and outpatient drug and alcohol rehab treatment through 12-Step and Non 12-Step Programs.