The Role of OCD in Addiction

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The Role of OCD in Addiction

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a complex diagnosis that can look different for everyone. People will fixate on a variety of things, including washing their hands or saying something a certain amount of times. However, OCD is more than repeating something a few times. Instead, it is a condition that can significantly impact someone’s quality of life. Additionally, some people find that there is a role played by OCD in addiction. If you believe you may have OCD, then consider Avalon Malibu for treatment.

Understanding OCD in Addiction Treatment

Did you know that OCD can play an important role in the cycle of addiction? Individuals with OCD are often highly stressed. This can make life very difficult. Sometimes, in order to cope with the stress that comes from their OCD, individuals will turn to substance use. This can quickly turn into an addiction as individuals begin relying on substances in order to feel relaxed or calm. If an individual feels that they’re only able to feel relaxed and have symptom relief while they’re using substances, they’re much more likely to develop an addiction.

Treatment at Avalon Malibu

At Avalon Malibu, we create individualized treatment plans for each of our clients. This means that everyone who receives our services gets a different approach – one that makes sense for them and their unique journey.

At Avalon Malibu, we take a variety of things into account when developing treatment plans. This can include co-occurring disorders such as addiction and OCD. We understand how these two diagnoses can affect one another, so we create treatment plans that take this into account. Because of these considerations, our clients have great success rates, demonstrating the efficacy of our methods.

If you’re considering treatment at Avalon Malibu, know that we know how to take your OCD into account when discussing any addiction you may struggle with. We’ve helped a variety of clients and we would love to discuss with you whether our services could be the right fit for you.

OCD and addiction are two very complicated subjects. If you’re interested in learning more about either of these subjects, don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of our team. We are always here to answer any questions you may have and ensure you get the answers you need to make informed treatment decisions. You can reach us by calling (844) 857-5992 and we’ll connect you with a dedicated staff member who can assist you. It’s never too late to start addiction treatment.

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