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Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder In Alpine Utah

Inpatient Treatment Center for Borderline Personality Disorder

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Personality disorders can be notoriously difficult to treat, and borderline personality disorder (BPD) is among them. The good news is that the principal reason personality disorders are so difficult to treat is that a great number of people who suffer from them do not seek or respond well to treatment because they believe that others are the problem, so if you have been diagnosed with BPD and are looking for a borderline personality disorder treatment program in Utah, you have completed the hardest part of your recovery already. Our doctors and therapists can help you realize your goal of attaining the healthy, satisfying, happy life you deserve.

Borderline Personality Disorder Therapy

Borderline personality disorder is a complex mental health condition. Among the characteristics of this personality disorder are:

  • Fear of abandonment
  • Sudden, intense mood swings
  • Displays of anger and rage
  • Self-loathing
  • Self-harm
  • Black-and-white thinking
  • Pattern of unstable relationships

Many mental health conditions — including BPD — are especially problematic because the condition affects your ability to distinguish between reality and the illness. In fact, paranoia is a common symptom of BPD, and you may find yourself believing you are being targeted, followed, plotted against or in some way under attack.

If you have BPD, you may sometimes think that your partner, friends or family members don’t really love you and are secretly planning to leave you. This may cause you to follow and check up on them and constantly ask them if everything is OK and if they still love you. As you may have experienced, this fear and worry can change in an instant to anger and rage, and you may accuse your loved one of lying to you, cheating on you or planning to harm you. Rather than getting the love and assurance you want, you instead unwittingly drive others away with these behaviors, creating the very situation you feared. Our therapists and doctors understand how painful this is for those who suffer with borderline personality disorder, and we can aid you in your recovery from this difficult, polarizing affliction.

Best Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

Borderline personality disorder treatment can include both talk therapy and medication, depending upon your specific symptoms. While there are some easily identifiable hallmarks of borderline personality disorder, not everyone suffers the same symptoms, or if they do, at the same intensity. Sometimes our doctors treat borderline personality disorder with antidepressants or antianxiety drugs, or meds that treat both, such as Lexapro, Zoloft and Paxil. These can help temper anxiety and depression as well as soften the anger and rage that you may sometimes feel. These medications may or may not be used alongside a mood stabilizer that can help even out your highs and lows and keep you on a more even keel.

The beauty of these medications is that they can help quickly, but the key to borderline personality disorder recovery is to learn emotional regulation and techniques to help you cope with the discomfort of uncertainty, such as where a loved one is at a particular moment, whether you will get a job you applied for or if your romantic relationship will last as long as you wish it to.

Residential Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is another name for talk therapy that helps you change your patterns of thinking and behavior. It is used in almost all forms of therapy as a means to get those who are suffering with all types of mental health challenges to learn helpful skills such as problem-solving, role-playing and ways to break out of their old patterns and form new and better ones. This is helpful, but often inadequate on its own as treatment for borderline personality disorder, and that is why our therapists provide dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT.

Developed in the 1970s to help women who self-harmed or repeatedly attempted suicide, DBT has been proven as an effective therapy for borderline personality disorder. The reason DBT is not commonly offered as outpatient therapy is that due to its intense nature and the time commitment required, these patients often do not achieve significant gains. That is the principal reason that DBT for borderline personality disorder works so well at Alpine Recovery Lodge. As an inpatient rehabilitation facility, we provide our residents with the time and space they need to learn the appropriate skills necessary for recovery from borderline personality disorder.

Here, you will learn to challenge your ways of thinking, stay in the present moment, regulate your emotions and conquer fear, stress, shame, guilt and other negative feelings as part of your borderline personality disorder therapy.

At Alpine Recovery Lodge, we provide the type of services you need to recover safely and fully from BPD. As you may know, BPD and other mental health challenges frequently co-occur with substance use disorder. This is natural, because people suffering from untreated mental illness will inevitably seek out ways to self-soothe, and more often than not, these ways include overindulging in alcohol or drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, opioids, Ecstasy or others. That’s why we offer dual diagnosis treatment to patients suffering from co-occurring addictions and mental health challenges. Being able to receive treatment for personality disorders, substance use disorders and mental health challenges concurrently is incredibly valuable and gives you the best opportunity at a full recovery.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP) & Day Treatment Rehab Center

For our clients who have gone through our residential rehab program for BPD, we provide outpatient and day treatment services as well. The first transitional step from residential treatment is our day treatment program, or PHP. During this stage of recovery, you attend therapy and education sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. five to six days per week. After the last session each day, you are allowed to return home to your family. 

The final step in the program is IOP, or intensive outpatient treatment. Here, you continue to receive support services, but on a reduced scale. You will gradually begin attending fewer days per week until you graduate from the program. 

These steps allow you to transition slowly from an environment with 24-hour support to one in which you gain the confidence to rely on yourself. 

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Facility

Our borderline personality disorder treatment center is located in beautiful Alpine, Utah, surrounded by peaceful woods, open meadows and numerous scenic hiking trails bordering the Wasatch Range. We believe our tranquil location provides the perfect climate for healing and renewal.

At our residential recovery program, we provide our clients with resort-like living quarters, complete with well-appointed rooms, amazing views, a caring staff and delicious, nutritious food. Here, you don’t have to worry about work, school, household chores, cooking or any other tedious tasks — your only task is to work on your recovery from borderline personality disorder.

Our counselors provide both individual and group therapy sessions every day, including nature and experiential therapy. This may include time spent outdoors moving your body on a walk or hike, basketball court or yoga mat. Your recovery may include experiential therapies as well such as drawing or painting, role-playing, journaling, writing poetry, playing music, singing or dancing. Please keep in mind that no natural talent or affinity is necessary for any of these pursuits — they are aids in your recovery process. You may come to love a new activity that becomes your favorite hobby, or you may just learn that you are open to and accepting of trying new things.

At Alpine Recovery Lodge, we offer hope to those seeking treatment for borderline personality disorder. You may have tried seeing a therapist before and been disappointed with your progress, but weekly talk therapy is no match for an inpatient treatment center staffed with professionals who have specialized experience with borderline personality disorder. Don’t wait — contact us today.