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BPD Treatment

BPD Treatment

In the ever-changing world of mental health and addiction treatment, co-occurring BPD patients face unique obstacles on their journey to recovery. But with proper treatment and specialized care, they can open the door to healing and a better future.

We know what it’s like to be on the other side of the world. We know what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes, and we’re here to help. 

Whether you’re looking for support or just want to lend a helping hand, we’ve got you covered.

By providing information on the most up-to-date research and treatments, we want to empower people and reduce the stigma of BPD.

Whether you’re a person experiencing BPD or a friend or family member looking for resources to help someone through their recovery, we want to give you the tools and knowledge you need to navigate the complex journey of BPD treatment.

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One of the first steps when seeking treatment for substance abuse is the detoxification process. Here you are medically supervised and managed through withdrawal process to rid the body of drugs & alcohol.

Residential inpatient treatment is when a client lives on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while receiving intensive inpatient treatment. Learn more about inpatient treatment and how it can help you on your journey.

The partial day program at Avisa Recovery combines the best of aspects inpatient and outpatient treatment to form a hybrid program that allows you to experience inpatient therapies on an outpatient basis.

Find out why the innovative intensive outpatient program at Avisa Recovery is your best choice when seeking an outpatient addiction treatment program in Ocean County, New Jersey.

Our outpatient program will enable your professional life to become limitless. We offer the tools for you to become the best you can be while being sober! If you’re in Ocean County, don’t wait another day to start your recovery.

The family program at Avisa Recovery is an integral part of our programming. Family therapy is an essential part of the recovery process because it allows members of the entire family system to learn how to recover as a unit while supporting their loved-one in recovery.

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health condition that is characterized by intense feelings, volatile relationships, and distorted self-image. BPD sufferers often have difficulty controlling their emotions, which can lead to impulsive behavior and feelings of abandonment.

BPD can also make recovery more difficult, as it can make other mental health issues worse and increase your risk of substance abuse.

Up to 60% of people with BPD also have substance use disorders, according to research. This high rate of co-occurring disorders emphasizes the need for treatment approaches that address BPD and substance use at the same time.

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Avisa Recovery does not accept Medicare or Medicaid as payment for substance abuse treatment.

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Common Challenges In Treating BPD Patients

Treating people with BPD, co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues can be difficult for a variety of reasons.
  • One of the biggest issues is that these emotional changes can make it hard for people to commit to therapy or to follow through with treatment plans.
  • In addition, BPD’s impulsiveness can lead to destructive behavior, making the recovery process even more difficult.
  • Another difficulty is that BPD is often accompanied by a number of other mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety and PTSD.
  • In addition, the stigma associated with BPD can make it difficult for people to seek treatment and prevent them from getting the support they need.

Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches For BPD

Concerning the treatment of individuals dealing with both BPD and substance abuse, evidence-supported therapies have demonstrated encouraging outcomes. These treatments are firmly rooted in scientific research and have been verified as beneficial in symptom management, fostering recovery, and enhancing overall quality of life.

1.  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):  Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is one of the leading evidence-based treatment options for BPD. DBT is a combination of individual therapy, group skill training, phone coaching and therapist consultation for people with BPD.

2.  Schema Therapy:  Schema Therapy is another evidence-based approach that focuses on the maladaptive patterns or fundamental beliefs that cause BPD symptoms. Identifying and challenging these patterns can help people develop healthier coping strategies and improve their emotional health.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, has become one of the most popular treatment options for people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and substance abuse. DBT focuses on four key modules. Those are:
  1. Mindfulness: Mindfulness is a key component of DBT. It encourages people to be more mindful of their thoughts, feelings, and environment in the present. By practicing mindfulness, people can become more resilient to stress and make better decisions.

  2. Distress tolerance: These skills teach people how to cope with intense emotions without turning to destructive behavior or substance use. They include self- soothing techniques, distraction techniques, and crisis coping skills

  3. Emotion: Emotional regulation skills help you recognize and regulate your emotions. Through emotional regulation, you learn how to lower your emotional vulnerability, boost your positive emotions, and reduce your negative emotions.

  4. Interpersonal effectiveness: Interpersonal effectiveness skills include communication skills, boundary-setting skills, and relationship skills. These skills allow you to successfully navigate social situations and advocate for yourself while maintaining your self-esteem.

The Role Of Medication-Assisted Treatment In BPD


  • MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) is a combination of medications used in combination with therapy to treat withdrawal symptoms, craving, and underlying mental health conditions.
  • Medications can be prescribed to help reduce craving and prevent relapse. When used in combination with therapy, these medications can significantly improve results and promote long-term recovery from substance abuse.
  • Medications like SSRIs or mood stabilizers can be prescribed for co-existing mental health conditions to reduce symptoms and improve overall performance.
  • Medication-assisted treatment should be seen as part of a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment that includes therapy, supportive groups, and other proven interventions.

Holistic Approaches

Apart from evidence-based therapy and medication-based treatment, these holistic approaches can improve the recovery process for BPD patients and those struggling with substance abuse.
  • Mindfulness techniques, such as mindfulness meditation and mindful breathing, can help you become more aware of your feelings and regulate your emotions.
  • By taking a more intentional approach to life, you can reduce stress, build resilience, and improve your overall well-being.
  • Yoga is a practice that brings together the mind, the body, and the soul. It encourages self-love and self-care.
  • Art therapy, music therapy and horse-assisted therapy are other holistic methods that can be used in addition to traditional treatment.
  • These methods provide alternative ways to share feelings, work through trauma, and build resilience.

The Importance Of Family Involvement And Support In BPD

Encouraging, understanding, and holding family members accountable can make a huge difference in how well your treatment is going.

Family members can be an active participant in therapy, offering valuable perspectives and communicating openly. Family therapy is a type of therapy that addresses relationship dynamics, promotes understanding, and supports healing. Family therapy is tailored to meet the needs of families affected by Borderline Personality Disorder and substance abuse.

Family education and support groups are also important, as they offer a space for people to talk about their experiences, learn coping skills, and get advice from professionals and others who have been through similar situations.

One of the most important things you can do to help your loved one recover is to create an environment that is supportive and nonjudgmental. By educating themselves on BPD and substance use, family members can gain a better understanding of what their loved one is going through and how to best support them in their recovery.

Hope And Resources For Individuals

Navigating the journey of BPD treatment for those with co-existing substance abuse and/or mental health issues can be overwhelming. However, through evidence-based therapy, integrated treatment strategies, and a supportive environment, recovery is achievable.

Remember, it takes courage to ask for help. If you or a loved one is dealing with BPD or substance abuse, get in touch with us. We have resources and support to walk you through this difficult but life-changing journey.

By working together, we can open the door to healing and create a better future.