Grief and Loss Treatment

Most of the women who come to Rising Roads have grief and loss as a part of their story. You are not alone. The DSM-V (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition) has recently added prolonged (complicated) grief disorder as an official psychiatric diagnosis. This occurs when the normal feelings of grief don’t begin to fade and the person is in the same emotional pain months after the incident. Gone are the days of picking yourself “up by your bootstraps” and “getting over it.” We understand there is so much more to grief and loss and our women greatly benefit from our experience treating complicated grief and loss.

Grief and Loss. These couple words can mean so much to a person. Each person responds differently to loss and grieves in their own way. Others may not understand your process. Non-addicted persons rarely understand the intense grief associated with giving up drugs and/or alcohol. The same should be said for the grief at the loss of an eating disorder. Logically you know these are not good for you, but it doesn’t change the fact that you have been holding on to these coping mechanisms and the loss of them can feel unbearable.

Whatever the emotional fallout of your story is, we are available to help. Often the emotional symptoms of grieving, mimic the symptoms of early recovery. You are prone to feeling numb, bitter, detached, and preoccupied and you are at risk of feeling increasingly irritable. Rising Roads is small, which allows for a smoother process when dealing with the intensity of these feelings. Dealing with the pain of your loss now can save you from making poor choices and decisions down the road.

We can support you. Call us now at 1-866-746-1558.





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