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Acute Stress Treatment

Across the world, stress continues to impact the lives of millions of people every single day.  Although stress is the body’s natural response to pressure and trauma, some forms of stress are much more severe.

For example, acute stress, or acute stress disorder as it is otherwise known, is a severe type of stress that impairs the lives of at least 33% of the global population.

Acute Stress Treatment

Encountered as a result of traumatic experiences such as assault, injuries, car accidents, trauma, chronic illnesses and the death of loved ones, acute stress requires treatment if it is to be appropriately managed. Those experiencing acute stress can become addicted to substances such as drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with the symptoms, which ultimately creates an addiction.

Although dual diagnosis treatment is required if an individual is to overcome the ramifications that come hand-in-hand with acute stress and addiction, the number of people acquiring  treatment is somewhat small.

Sadly, when dual diagnosis treatment is not sought, physical and psychological illnesses can arise.  Considering this, if you find yourself subject to acute stress, you must seek treatment as soon as possible.


Determining Whether You Require Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Determining whether you require dual diagnosis treatment can be difficult. However, various signs and symptoms will usually indicate that acute stress is taking its toll on your physical and psychological health.

If you are hoping to ascertain whether you would benefit from dual diagnosis treatment, it is worth reviewing the physical and psychological symptoms outlined below.


Physical Symptoms Of Acute Stress

  • Headaches
  • Stomach aches
  • Digestive problems
  • Nausea
  • Chest pain
  • Heart palpitations


Psychological Symptoms Of Acute Stress

  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Negative thoughts
  • Low moods
  • Bouts of sadness
  • Flashbacks
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia


Dual Diagnosis Treatment At Asana Lodge

At Asana Lodge, we create personalised treatment programmes for those hoping to overcome acute stress and drug or alcohol addiction.

Although the treatment incorporated into our dual diagnosis treatment programmes depends on many factors, we have provided insight into our acute stress treatments below.


Psychological Therapy

Psychological therapy is a highly effective form of treatment when considering acute stress. Many of the therapies incorporated encourage individuals to explore the factors that have caused acute stress to control their lives.

Typically, psychological therapy at our rehab includes cognitive behavioural therapy, grief, trauma and abuse counselling, Satori therapy and stress management.

Regardless of the psychological therapy administered, you will be encouraged to participate in one-to-one and group therapy sessions.


Well-Being Therapy

At Asana Lodge, we take a holistic approach when it comes to treatment.  With this in mind, should you attend our rehab for acute stress treatment, well-being therapy will be incorporated into your treatment programme.

Often including meditation, mindfulness sessions, and self-help sessions, well-being therapy will help you relax.  Well-being therapy will also equip you with resources that can be taken advantage of in the future.


Attending A Residential Rehab For Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Should you decide to attend our residential rehab for acute stress and addiction treatment, you will be required to complete your treatment programme on an inpatient basis.

Although this may sound frightening, due to the intensity of our programmes, doing so is in your best interest.

Not only will completing your treatment on an inpatient basis ensure that you have the support and guidance you need at all times, but it will guarantee that you can relax and recuperate in a peaceful setting, away from the factors that may amplify the feelings and emotions you experience as a result of acute stress and addiction.

During your time in our residential rehab, you will have everything you need to overcome and manage your mental and physical problems.  Our recovery support workers and medical team will go above and beyond to support you as you progress through acute stress treatment.


Contact Us Today

If you are ready to take the first step in reclaiming your life, please contact us today.

Our admissions team will offer you a wealth of information regarding dual diagnosis treatment and will ensure that you can commence treatment as soon as possible.




Our Dual Diagnosis Treatment Frequently Asked Questions

We appreciate that securing dual diagnosis treatment is often easier said than done.  We also know that you may have a wealth of questions regarding this form of treatment.

With this in mind, we have shared answers to our acute stress treatment frequently asked questions below.

If you are unable to find the answers you need, please call our admissions team.

What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Dual diagnosis treatment is a highly beneficial and successful form of treatment that has helped many individuals across the world cope with coinciding addiction and mental health issues.

What Are The Different Acute Stress Therapy Options?

Acute stress recovery typically includes psychological therapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy, well-being therapy and medication. While the above treatments are typically administered when acute stress is present in an individual’s life, it should be noted that the treatment available for acute stress will depend on the facility that is attended and the severity of the condition.

How Does Dual Diagnosis Treatment Help Individuals Struggling With Acute Stress?

As noted above, dual diagnosis treatment helps many individuals struggling with acute stress and addiction as much of the treatment provided focuses on developing coping strategies. Armed with coping strategies, many find that they are able to navigate stressful periods of their life better. In turn, the side effects associated gradually alleviate.

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