Adjustment Disorder Treatment Center in Wilmington, NC

Wilmington Treatment Center helps adults struggling with adjustment disorder find long-term recovery. Located in North Carolina, Wilmington is the premier rehab for adjustment disorder treatment.

Learn More About Adjustment Disorder Recovery

Learn More About Adjustment Disorder Recovery at Wilmington Treatment Center

While many individuals are familiar with mood disorders, such as depression or anxiety, there is another kind of mood disorder that the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) reports affects nearly 20% of those seeking care in an outpatient setting. Known as adjustment disorder, this condition occurs in response to a dramatic stressor or trauma within one’s life.

While it is often typical to display depressive symptoms in light of an upsetting event or tragedy, these symptoms will often resolve in time with proper attention and self-care. However, some individuals continue to experience symptoms including fatigue, anxiety, marked impairment in functioning, and depression long after the triggering event.

When this happens, it is likely that the individual is experiencing the effects of adjustment disorder, and he or she might require professional care to defeat this troubling disorder.

At times, those who suffer from adjustment disorder will seek to numb the pain of their condition by abusing illicit substances. The effects of these attempts do not last long, and tend to result in an individual experiencing a worsening of his or her symptoms. In turn, he or she is at risk for developing a substance use disorder. Regardless of what substance an individual is abusing, finding a treatment center that is able to provide services to mental illness like adjustment disorder and substance abuse simultaneously will be critical for a successful recovery.

At Wilmington Treatment Center, we know that for an individual to begin healing, he or she must address all areas of his or her health. This means participating in comprehensive programming that reflects one’s mental, emotional, behavioral, and physical issues with a well-rounded approach.

We also believe that an individual is more than just the sum of his or her symptoms, and we have crafted a flexible program that is able to offer personalized treatment for each individual who comes to us for care. With our assistance, you or someone you love can defeat the pain of an adjustment disorder and end the cycle of chemical dependence.

Helping a Loved One

Helping a Loved One or Family Member get Treatment for Adjustment Disorder

Witnessing a family member or other loved one suffer because of the presence of an adjustment disorder is very hard to watch, especially if you are feeling powerless to help him or her. Without personal experience with mental health issues or addiction, helping someone you love can seem overwhelming. Consider the following ways when it comes to helping your loved one:

  • Educate yourself on adjustment disorder, as it will allow you to better understand your loved one’s condition and help inspire an appropriate sense of empathy for him or her at this time.
  • Identify some treatment centers that can help address the issues that develop in response to adjustment disorder and substance abuse. Encourage your loved one to obtain treatment, however, prepare for some resistance. Stay focused in speaking with your loved one in a non-judgmental manner to help him or her reach the decision to get help.
  • If your loved one accepts treatment, let him or her know that you will be there to support him or her the entire way through. This includes attending therapy sessions when necessary, and continually supporting him or her when treatment is completed.
  • Remember to practice good self-care at this time. Doing so will allow you to meet your own personal needs all while appropriately supporting your loved one.

Why Choose Our Rehab

Why Consider Rehab for Adjustment Disorder at Wilmington Treatment Center

Similar to any other mental health condition, adjustment disorder is a progressive illness. Therefore, if it is left untreated, its symptoms will only grow worse over time, leading to more and more distress to the affected individual. Adjustment disorder is a stress-related condition that leads to a significant impairment in functioning, and a number of disturbances to one’s wellbeing. However, when paired with a substance use disorder, these disturbances will increase in severity and number.

At Wilmington Treatment Center, we specialize in treating the damage that is done when adjustment disorder and chemical dependence co-occur. Our treatment plans are comprehensive and personalized, and our patients have access to a number of residential treatment plans that provide specific services for a number of different mental health issues, compulsive behaviors, addictions, and unique populations. We realize that no two individuals are alike, and we believe that there is no single line towards recovery. Therefore, we are devoted to providing a number of services and time-tested modalities that can be adjusted to meet the needs of each individual who comes for treatment at Wilmington Treatment Center.

Treatments We Offer

Types of Treatment Offered at Wilmington Treatment Center for Adjustment Disorder

Since 1984, Wilmington Treatment Center has been a leading provider of addiction treatment for men and women age 18 and older. By offering a full spectrum of services designed to meet patients’ varying needs, our center is where lives are changed for the better. Licensed as a hospital, our 139-bed oceanside center is equipped to treat men and women who require medical care while working toward their recovery goals.

In choosing Wilmington as the place to leave your addiction in the past, you can participate in 12-Step-based high quality programming, and you can benefit from the ongoing support of our dedicated clinical team. Each one of your treatment needs will be fully addressed by an individualized treatment plan that will help you overcome your addiction and successfully manage the symptoms of adjustment disorder. Below are some of the types of treatment that can be included in your personalized treatment plan:

Inpatient detoxification: Depending on the substance than a person is abusing, uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal can emerge and prevent an individual from achieving sobriety. For this reason, we offer medically monitored inpatient detoxification so that our patients can comfortably manage withdrawal and gain the clarity of mind needed to focus on their recovery.

Medication management services: Many men and women who come to Wilmington looking to overcome an addiction also struggle with the symptoms of mental health conditions, such as adjustment disorder. Because of our dedication to providing superior care, we provide patients with medication management services so that they can receive the pharmaceutical interventions needed to heal from mental illness symptoms. Our medical director and 24/7 nursing staff oversee medication management services and closely monitor each patient so that we can ensure the safety and effectiveness of any and all medications prescribed.

Individual therapy: While Wilmington itself is a dynamic community that provides patients with substantial support from their peers and our staff, there is much to gain from patients being able to meet with a counselor in a private setting. Patients are assigned a primary counselor at the start of their treatment and can meet with their counselors when it is recommended by our clinical team or when a patient needs additional support. Individual therapy sessions allow men and women to work through feelings, establish goals, and learn new skills for maintaining recovery and coping with the symptoms of adjustment disorder.

Group therapy: Individuals battling an addiction and adjustment disorder have a greater likelihood of achieving their treatment goals when they have opportunities to receive support from and offer encouragement to their peers. As such, Wilmington is pleased to offer group therapy sessions each day in the morning and in the afternoon. Groups may include:

  • Life Stages Groups, which cover specific topics centered around the needs of young adults, middle adults, and those chosen by the patients themselves
  • Women’s group
  • Chronic pain group
  • Understanding relapse group
  • Process group
  • Community meetings
  • Lectures
  • Reflections group
  • 12-Step groups
  • Men’s group
  • Discharge planning group

Recreational Therapy Program: Leaving one’s addiction in the past often requires ending certain behaviors or activities that previously encouraged the abuse of substances. At Wilmington, we understand how hard this can be, and we are eager to help those we treat discover substance-free leisure activities that will help them stick with their treatment goals. Offered through our Recreational Therapy Program, we provide a variety of activities and hobbies that are both fun and foster recovery and healing from an addiction and co-occurring adjustment disorder.

Recreation time: Wilmington is proud to supply a variety of recreational activities that can rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. For 90 minutes each day, Monday through Friday, men and women can participate in the following leisure activities:

  • Working on your Step 1
  • Recovery Bible study
  • Horseshoes
  • Run/walk fitness trail
  • Big Book Study
  • Reading
  • Volleyball
  • Baseball
  • Wii
  • Puzzles
  • Karaoke
  • Air hockey
  • Arts and crafts
  • Bocce ball
  • Art therapy
  • Basketball
  • Ping pong
  • Foundations training
  • Therapy outings
  • Soccer
  • Board games
  • Foosball
  • Cornhole
  • Coloring pages
  • Zumba
  • Ladderball
  • Yoga
  • Football

Family therapy: Led by our licensed marriage and family therapist, family therapy sessions are available to patients and their loved ones on an as-needed basis. As our patients work on recovering from an addiction and healing from the symptoms of adjustment disorder, they and those closest to them can benefit from working on their relationships with one another and come together as a collective whole, ready and willing to support one another while embarking on this new chapter in their lives.

Family Program: As a means of supplying education and support to the friends and family members of our patients, our center is pleased to offer a Family Program. With programming offered on-site each weekend and a more intensive version of this program offered the first Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each month, Wilmington aims to help those closest to our patients by offering educational opportunities and encouraging loved ones to share their stories with others who have also been impacted by chemical dependency and co-occurring adjustment disorder.

Operation Recovery: With the Seeking Safety Model for treating trauma as a the foundation of this specialized treatment track, Operation Recovery offers unique programming opportunities for those patients with military backgrounds or those who are first responders. Treatment methods used in this track may include:

  • Group sessions with active duty and/or retired military personnel
  • Coordination of care between medical and clinical staff
  • Introduction to the 12-Steps and Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) meetings with military staff from local bases
  • Monthly presentations led by Military One Source and the local Veterans Association
  • Family involvement
  • Command involvement (when consent is granted)

Depending on your treatment needs and goals, the above types of treatment can be included into your customized treatment plan to help you overcome chemical dependency and co-occurring adjustment disorder. Our staff of dedicated professionals will work in collaboration with you to learn about your needs and goals and will formulate a plan that will help you to experience the most favorable treatment outcomes. Upon completion of our inpatient rehabilitation program, you can then participate in our partial hospitalization program and/or our intensive outpatient care before you return home. We have purposefully designed our treatment to be all-inclusive so that you are able to resume your life with the skills, confidence, and determination needed to remain on the path of long-term sobriety.

The staff at Wilmington is on-hand to answer any questions that you may have about our programming and can begin the process of admissions with you with just one phone call. Feel free to contact us at your convenience, and let us help you determine if our center is where you can achieve the sober life you deserve.

Wilmington Treatment Center saved my life, plain and simple. I arrived broken, lost and with no hope but Wilmington introduced me to a better way of living and I owe a huge part of my life to them.

– Mallory R.
Marks of Quality Care
We are affiliated with the following organizations, which provide accreditation, education, and training to ensure quality behavioral health and addiction treatment.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Newsweek 2023
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • Tricare