Symptoms of substance abuse or addiction can mask symptoms of mental illness, and symptoms of mental illness can be confused with symptoms of addiction. To be effective, both disorders must be treated at the same time, in the same place, by the same treatment team.

Treating your OCD at Clear Recovery Center means you’re ready to start your recovery journey today. Treatment will begin after our assessment team performs a complete evaluation, allowing them to determine your treatment plan. We treat each patient differently because your needs are unique. If left untreated, this complex disorder can cause great suffering.

OCD can be exhausting. Constantly completing rituals and managing intrusive, sometimes very disturbing thoughts, can sap your energy and make it difficult to participate in the functions of daily life. OCD is nearly impossible to manage with will-power alone, especially when addiction is involved. Clear Recovery Center has an exceptional team who work together to provide a holistic care plan for clients struggling with OCD.

Treating OCD Alongside Addiction

OCD obsessions are repeated, persistent and unwanted thoughts, urges, or images. They are intrusive to your other thoughts and cause distress or anxiety. Many with OCD will try to get rid of these thoughts by performing a compulsive behavior or ritual. OCD compulsions are repetitive behaviors that one feels driven to perform. Engaging in the compulsions brings no pleasure, though, and may offer only a temporary relief from anxiety.

Those who suffer with OCD will often try to ignore or stop their obsessions, but this strategy only increases the distress and anxiety. Despite efforts to ignore or get rid of bothersome thoughts or urges, one repeatedly feels them come back, which leads to more ritualistic behavior. Addiction can exacerbate these issues and OCD can exacerbate addiction – if left untreated, either condition can be extremely detrimental to an individual’s life.

We know that Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can also be exacerbated by stress. While stress management alone isn’t enough to manage OCD completely, it can dramatically decrease the symptoms associated with the disorder. Patients seeking treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder will have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary skills team to identify triggers for stress, and create an action plan to manage feelings of anxiety through the use of physical exercise, psychological techniques, and mindfulness practices like meditation.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has an incredibly large range of severity. Some patients are in need of focused, intensive, round the clock, support to learn to manage their illness and implement an impactful psychotropic medication regimen. Other patients may only be in need of outpatient therapy or group support. No matter how severe your OCD currently is, our expert staff is here to help you find the best care plan for your unique needs.

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