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Cutting/Self-Harm Addiction Treatment

Cutting RehabAt A Center for Addiction Recovery, we provide specialized treatment for individuals who are cutting. Clients enrolled in our cutting treatment program receive an integrated and comprehensive psychosocial assessment upon arrival. This assessment includes identification of the main clinical and demographic features known to be associated with risk of further self-harm and/or suicide, and identification of the key psychological characteristics associated with risk, especially depression and continuing suicidal intent. Once the client's needs and risks are established, a therapeutic relationship is developed with our treatment team. Family and friends are often invited to participate in therapy not only to provide support but also to understand how they can help their loved ones through these troubled times. In treating self-harm/cutting addiction we recommend our residential treatment program over outpatient. Our inpatient programs offer therapeutic treatment and support on a daily basiss providing a structured, yet comfortable environment, where coordinated holistic and alternative therapies help to promote healing and wellness.

Understanding Self-Harm/Self Injury/Cutting Addiction

Understanding Self-Harm, Self Injury, Cutting AddictionThere are a number of reasons why an individual may self-harm. It may be a way of conveying a message to other people about their distress, a way of asking for help, coping with stress or emotional pain, or a symptom of a mental illness like depression. Sometimes it suggests that you are thinking about suicide. Not everyone who self-harms is suicidal, but sometimes people die as a result of their self-harming mentality.

What types of behavior suggest self-harm?

Many different types of behavior can be considered self-harming, including:

  • Creating cuts in various parts of the body, commonly the arms, wrists, or thighs
  • Taking overdoses of prescribed or illegal drugs or other substances that cause harm
  • Using cigarettes or lighters to burn the skin

Other 'risk taking' behavior can lead to harm, such as train surfing, driving a car at high speeds, illegal drug use, or deliberately participating in unsafe sex.

What causes self-harm?

People who self-harm are usually trying to relieve, control, or express their feeling of distress. Young people self-harm for different reasons, and sometimes it can be difficult to put those reasons into words. You may not know any other way of telling people about your emotional pain, or you might feel a sense of control over your pain when you self-harm.

Some people are more likely to self-harm than others, including those who have experienced emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, have had a stressful and highly critical family environment, or are suffering from a mental illness such as depression.

Counseling aims to provide other ways to deal with life problems, including better communication and coping skills. Sometimes healing can take time, so it is imperative to keep attending counseling even at the hardest times during the therapy. Accepting counseling is not easy, especially when one is dealing with feelings of guilt, anger, or shame--but remaining positive and maintaining the commitment to get better will get one passed this difficult time too.
For more information about self-harm/cutting treatment call us at 1 (800) 570-4562