Bipolar is a psychological mood disorder usually characterized by alternating episodes of depression and mania. Because symptoms share some crossover with other behavioral health issues and a lesser range of highs and lows is normal in healthy adults, bipolar disorder can be hard to diagnose. As a result, those with untreated bipolar disorder can suffer complications when it comes to maintaining long-term sobriety.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, affecting how we think, feel, and act. The state of our mental health also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and how we make choices in our everyday lives. Because mental health issues can negatively impact our lives, it’s especially important to address them when treating addiction. The goal at The Meadows Malibu is to help each client gain the courage to face difficult issues, heal from emotional trauma, overcome grief and loss, and become accountable for their own feelings, behaviors, and recovery.