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Your body craves physical health. Your mind needs mental health. We help you start exercising both.

Nobody is perfect. It takes years of practice and dedication to become as physically fit as an elite athlete. Most of us are amateurs. We often go for long stretches of time attempting to change our physical bodies before realizing that we haven’t paid attention to our mental health needs and would benefit from having some help that changes our minds. With addiction, the brain becomes a relentless coach that demands physical cravings be met. Once those cravings and addictions are challenged head on, the mind requires a program that strengthens its ability to exercise its potential, overcome adversity and become a strong, dedicated advocate for your well-being. The brain is the most powerful organ and tool at your disposal. Your mental health is driven and motivated by it. We help you regain control.

1 Method recognizes that the brain is equally capable of sabotaging or damaging the human spirit as it is of healing it and sometimes it can take you off course. But the brain is also wired to change, learn new routes and expand its knowledge and understanding of the human experience and how it operates to steer you in a more positive direction. We get you on the right track so you can forge your path to a better, renewed you.

Our approach to mental health is as personal and individualized as you are. We focus on helping you unearth and examine the underlying problems so that mental health and wellness are a journey as well as a destination.  Evidence-based treatments like psychiatry, mental health screening and medication management as well as our cutting-edge holistic approach, healthy food, and our nationally recognized health and fitness program are just the beginning. We tailor each program individually because we believe that individual problems need to be treated in individual ways. We start with you.

If you are looking to be treated as an individual and not a number, call us with any questions or send us a message. We are here to listen and help.

The Basics of Mental Health

Mental health issues range from anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders to trauma, chemical imbalances, and psychosis. There is a greater understanding of and compassion for mental health and wellness today than at any other time in history; the stigma once associated with it is far less pervasive than even a few years ago. The desire to get people the help they need so they can lead full, productive lives has reached a level of paramount importance at home, work and in school because the dialogue and treatment has evolved. Mental health issues affect a greater number of people than once thought and this awareness has been a significant factor in seeing more people getting the treatment they need sooner, instead of suffering alone or in silence.

At 1 Method, our philosophy is that individual problems need to be treated in individual ways. Our clinical approach couples this concept with the most advanced mental health treatment available. The results of this integration are beyond compare. We are here to show you the way.

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Mental Health: The 1MC Approach to Treatment

Mental health wellness is like physical fitness. Each requires dedication and exercise to be achieved. In order to be maintained, they both require vigilance and fine-tuning. Specific mental health conditions require specific treatment. That said, the most important element of successful treatment is to make sure that each person is treated individually and not as a set of symptoms. Proven treatments such as psychiatric care, targeted medications, 1-on-1 therapy, and neurological protocols are part of the approach at 1 Method Center as well as cutting-edge holistic measures, healthy food, and our renowned health and fitness program.

Mental health is an ongoing work in progress as much as you are. At 1 Method, we are committed to providing the right care in the right way at the right time. You are an individual and not a number. You are not alone. Our peaceful, tranquil environment and acclaimed, supportive staff will be there with you every step of the way.

A Tailor-Made Treatment Plan

1 Method Center offers only tailor-made treatment (no cookie cutter programs) in a calm, intimate, therapeutic setting that boasts unsurpassed amenities. From our diverse range of 1-on-1 strategies and customized treatment approach to our superb, caring staff, your program will be unique, just like you. No two days, no two patients and no two treatment protocols are alike. You will see and feel the difference the moment you become a part of our family and find yourself being treated like a person and not like a number. You matter.

Do Mental Health Issues Always Underly Addiction?

According to the SAMHSA 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health45% of people with a substance use disorder have a dual diagnosis. And of those 7.9 million people in the U.S. with a co-occurring disorder, more than half – 4.1 million to be exact – are men.

The largest study of co-occurring disorders to date – conducted by the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) – found that 20% of those with SUD had at least one mood disorder, and 18% had at least one anxiety disorder. The final analysis? 38% of those with dual diagnosis have a mood or anxiety disorder. These findings only included current and independent problems – i.e., substance-induced disorders were not reported.

Clearly, we at 1 Method recognize the problem of co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders is common – in particular with mood and anxiety disorders. That’s why our treatment is 1-on-1 focused, neuroscience-based, and integrated with advanced medical therapies and cutting-edge fitness protocols.

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What Comes First?

In many cases, a mental health disorder predates the development of a substance use disorder; in other circumstances, addiction becomes an issue first and mental health symptoms are not apparent until later – and sometimes, they can be triggered or worsened by drug use. Everyone is different and there is no one cause for any of these problems. However, living with a mental health disorder may increase the likelihood of developing an addiction – and vice versa.

In most cases, a host of issues contribute to developing addiction and/or mental health disorders. These may include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Trauma: Violence, sexual abuse or physical abuse, divorce, loss, natural disaster, combat experiences — exposure to Big T and Little T traumas – can contribute to mental illness and using alcohol or drugs. This is usually as a means to cope with the flashbacks, memories, sleep issues, and the many other complications that can result from trauma.
  • Biology: Neuroscience has come to recognize that some people are just wired for susceptibility to these issues. They’re inherently attracted to the high created by drug and alcohol use. This may be due to alterations in their brain-reward circuitry, prenatal development, childhood exposures, an accident, illness, or any number of possible things that can – even slightly – change brain chemistry and function. Science has yet to find “the one” biological constant that results in developing these conditions, but we are looking.
  • Genetics: If you have a close relative with a mental health disorder, your chances of developing the same, or a similar mental health issue are higher. Similarly, having a close relative who has struggled – past or present – with a substance use disorder increases the likelihood of developing a problem.
  • Culture: If the setting you grew up in or sought out – home, neighborhood, city, or otherwise – was promoting or permissive of drug use, that can contribute to the onset of substance abuse and mental health issues.
  • Environment: More than most, your family system plays a part in the development of SUD and mental health disorders. What was going on in the home, how much attention was paid, the strength of relationships, attachments, and connections, how issues were addressed, what disciplines were used, what nurturing and communication took place; These are all pieces of the puzzle. However, it is very important to realize this does NOT mean addiction and mental illness are the fault of the family. People develop these issues even in the healthiest, most loving family environments.
  • Life Experience: The ongoing use of certain drugs and alcohol in high amounts as well as other significant life experiences, like developing a chronic illness, divorce, and suffering a loss also contributes to the development of mental health disorders.

Learn More

We hope you found this information helpful. Continue to explore our programs to learn more about what makes us unique. Call us with any questions or send us a message. We’re here for you anytime.