Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment
Are you having trouble understanding your teen’s mood swings? Is it beginning to destroy your family? Are you worried your child may be suffering from more than just teenage angst? Are they turning to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope? If so, it is possible they need effective treatment for substance abuse and borderline personality disorder (BPD).
What is BPD?
BPD is a mental disorder that affects one’s relations to himself and other people. It’s a deficit or an incapability to regulate one’s emotions.
Since teens are still developing, it’s more difficult to identify BPD in adolescents than in adults. However, teens with BPD often experience extreme instability involving:
- Sense of identity
- Awareness of themselves and others
- Dangerous impulsivity
If you’re worried your teen is abusing drugs and alcohol and has a co-occurring borderline personality disorder, getting treatment early is crucial. Our licensed staff has years of experience treating teens with co-occurring mental health disorders and substance use disorders.
To learn more about our treatment options, please call us immediately at (844) 319-5239 or chat with a counselor online. We’re available to help 24/7.
Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
Although it’s more difficult to detect, many of the symptoms of borderline personality disorder mimic the symptoms of adults. It is also often confused with other mental disorders such as dissociative identity disorder and other illnesses.
Teens often experience extreme emotions such as:
- Unworthiness/emptiness: Instead of the normal fluctuating feelings of self-esteem, teens with BPD have unusually low self-worth.
- Mood instability: Their moods are often sporadic; one minute they are in a good mood, and the next they are in a bad mood and experiencing intense emotions.
- Clinical depression: It’s common for teens with BPD to have co-existing mental disorders such as clinical depression. Teens may self-medicate with drugs or alcohol or may turn to reckless or risky behavior as a coping mechanism.
- Uncontrollable anger: Aggressive behavior is common for teens with BPD as they are prone to having violent temper tantrums and frequent outbursts.
- Avoidance of abandonment: There is usually a frantic fear of abandonment so BPD teens will often reject others before they get rejected.
- Self-harm or suicidal thoughts: Because their moods are unpredictable, there is often a sense of paranoia and a loss sense of reality that leads to self-harm or suicidal thoughts.
Oftentimes teens will turn to drug and alcohol abuse as a way to cope with the symptoms of BPD. If your teen has experienced any of the above and is abusing addictive substances, our dedicated staff at the Teen Treatment Center will provide proven treatment methods to help restore your teen’s health.
Help for BPD and Substance Abuse
Your teen’s safety is our number one priority. At our facility, we provide 24-hour supervision in a safe and secure environment. Our dedicated staff will be with your teen throughout the entire process.
Our evidenced-based treatment will address your teen’s specific needs, whether it’s physical, psychological or emotional. To help your teen manage their mental illness and recover from their substance abuse issues without any distractions, we provide gender-separate treatment.
When your teen arrives at our facility, they can take full advantage of our comprehensive treatments and services including:
- One-on-one counseling
- Group therapy
- Academic support
- Family counseling
- Recreational therapy
- Baslic life skills
- Spiritual care
- Learning coping skills
Get your teen the help they need today. To learn more about our effective treatment plans, call us immediately at (844) 319-5239. We are available to help you 24/7.
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