Exclusive Residential Treatment Center for Co-occurring BPD in California

Located in the serene hills of San Rafael, Bayside Marin is California’s premier rehabilitation center dedicated to the treatment of substance abuse with co-occurring borderline personality disorder. Bayside Marin blends evidence-based treatments with alternative, holistic modalities to comprehensively treat all aspects of our client’s life.

BPD Treatment

Learn more about BPD treatment at Bayside Marin Treatment Center in California

As a mental health condition that is classified by turbulent patterns of emotional fluctuations that cause sufferers to experience severe feelings of extreme instability, borderline personality disorder, also commonly referred to as BPD, can cause monumental disturbances in the lives of those plagued by its symptoms. The inner turmoil that people suffering from borderline personality disorder deal with on a daily basis can lead them to act out in impulsive, unorthodox ways that can ultimately cause significant disruption within their interpersonal relationships. When individuals suffering from BPD are afflicted by the compounded issue of drug or alcohol abuse, the upheaval that it can elicit on their lives can be astronomical.

At Bayside Marin Treatment Center in California, we recognize how difficult it can be to face each day plagued by the symptoms of borderline personality disorder and we understand how much more profound the concerns become when the presence of BPD is coupled with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. For this reason, we have created specialized, effective programming that is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are suffering from this form of dual diagnosis. With treatment that is offered in a private, intimate setting overlooking Mount Tamalpais and the beautiful San Francisco Bay, clients who come to Bayside Marin rehab center can be assured that they will receive an unparalleled level of care.

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for borderline personality disorder

If you have a family member or loved one who is suffering from borderline personality disorder, you may be feeling an array of different emotions. You are likely confused by your loved one’s behaviors and while you know that he or she needs help, you may be unsure as to what role you can play in his or her recovery. If, in addition to struggling with symptoms of borderline personality disorder, your loved one is engaging in the abuse of drugs and/or alcohol, you may also be extremely concerned about what the future holds for him or her if he or she does not put an end to such destructive behaviors. While caring for someone who has borderline personality disorder can be difficult, there are things that you can do that can serve as a guide as you learn how to best help and support your loved one.

  • Take the time to become fully educated on borderline personality disorder. As a result of the dramatic and rapid fluctuations of mood that plague individuals who are struggling with this condition, it can be very difficult to understand where your loved one is coming from and what he or she is experiencing. By learning about the disorder, it can assist you in developing a sense empathy towards your loved one and the turmoil that he or she faces each day.
  • Accept and come to terms with the fact that your loved one is suffering from an illness and that he or she may not be in complete control of his or her behaviors. Recognizing this will help you understand that, contrary to how it may seem at times, your loved one is not intentionally doing things to hurt or frustrate you.
  • Try to remain patient and nonjudgmental. Encourage family involvement and seek out support from other people in your loved one’s life.
  • Research options for treatment that specialize in providing services for individuals who are battling the compounding concerns of borderline personality disorder and a co-occurring substance abuse problem. Present your findings to your loved one and offer to accompany him or her to any appointments for evaluations or tours of treatment centers that are scheduled.
  • Once your loved one has become engaged in treatment, ask for recommendations from his or her treatment provider as to how you can best be of assistance and support to your loved one, both while he or she is in treatment and once treatment has ended.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for BPD at Bayside Marin Treatment Center in California

The presence of borderline personality disorder will inevitably take control over every aspect of an individual’s life. This condition affects how people feel about themselves, how they see themselves, how they view others, how they relate to others, how they react to certain situations, and how they handle their day-to-day lives. Their unstable self-image, fluctuating moods, and impulsive behaviors may result in frequent changes in employment or an overall occupational failure, subsequently resulting in the onset of financial strife. Additionally, people with borderline personality disorder frequently struggle with disturbances within important relationships, alterations in their goals for the future, as well consistently changing values and perceptions. These ups and downs can wreak havoc on the mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing of an individual, ultimately causing them further distress. Furthermore, borderline personality disorder also frequently elicits suicidal ideation and the onset of self-harming behaviors, of which can cause even more devastation in a person’s life. If substance abuse is an additional factor in a person’s life, the physical consequences can be devastating. By engaging in treatment, however, these detriments can be managed, overcome, or prevented altogether.

Types of Treatment

Types of BPD treatment offered at Bayside Marin Treatment Center in California

As a widely respected rehabilitation center and a leader in the field of addiction treatment, Bayside Marin is dedicated to providing premiere treatment services for men and women, aged 18 and older, who are struggling with mental health conditions, such as borderline personality disorder, chemical dependency concerns, or dual diagnosis. Our world-class treatment team includes individuals who are among the most highly skilled recovery professionals in the Bay Area. Bayside Marin’s reputation for excellence stems from the exceptional and comprehensive care that our clients receive. We partner with each client to develop a treatment plan that addresses the issues that are underlying to his or her addiction or mental health concern and then incorporate a blend of traditional and holistic therapies that best suit each client’s specific and unique needs.

When individuals arrive at Bayside Marin battling symptoms of borderline personality disorder, our compassionate staff creates highly individualized treatment that includes therapeutic interventions that are not only effective, but that are backed by research as being optimal options for care when treating addiction and co-occurring disorders, such as BPD. With treatment goals that are based on the belief that successful recovery encompasses improvement in self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, positive family interaction, vocational productivity, the establishment and attainment of realistic life goals, and healthy lifestyle adjustments, the staff at Bayside Marin incorporates numerous therapeutic and treatment interventions into the holistic care offered in our residential program. The various types of treatment interventions that are provided to clients throughout the residential continuum of care may include the following:

Medical detoxification: For clients who come to Bayside Marin struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, in addition to the presence of symptoms of borderline personality disorder, they will meet with a board-certified medical doctor or nurse practitioner who will conduct a full history and physical in order to determine the most appropriate course of treatment necessary. If drugs or alcohol are currently present in a client’s system, he or she will likely undergo the process of detoxification prior to engaging in the residential programming. Clients are monitored by nurses every 30 minutes initially and then at least once every hour, around the clock, going forward.

Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions are scheduled for clients twice per week, but additional sessions can be added at any time as needed or when requested. These sessions are designed to be a time for clients to process their journey through treatment and address any concerns that they may be struggling with.

Couples and family therapy: Both couples therapy sessions and family therapy sessions are available to clients on an as-needed basis. Each client’s primary therapist will be responsible for conducting these sessions when they are implemented into a client’s treatment plan.

Family program: Recognizing the importance of family involvement in an individual’s recovery process, Bayside Marin’s treatment & rehab center is pleased to offer our family program, which is a two-day workshop that meets twice every month. This program is psychoeducational in format and is meant to provide intensive instruction for family members on what their role in their loved one’s recovery should be while also teaching them how they can best be of support to their loved one and still take care of themselves. The family program also allows individuals to develop their own support network by providing them with an opportunity to bond with other family members who are in similar situations.

Group therapy: Group therapy is a key component to the care supplied by the staff at Bayside Marin, and clients will participate in at least three group sessions each day. The topics covered in these groups may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Treatment planning
  • Alcohol and drug education
  • Psychoeducation
  • Self-help
  • Dietary counseling
  • Family education
  • Discharge planning
  • Continuing care planning

Experiential therapy: In order to offer a truly holistic approach to treatment and recovery, Bayside Marin Treatment Center offers a number of experiential therapies that are designed to help clients achieve overall wellness through rehabilitation. Clients can participate in either yoga or Qi Gong daily, while the other experiential therapies are typically offered once per week. These additional experiential options include:

  • Art therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Meditation
  • Therapeutic gardening

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for borderline personality disorder

At Bayside Marin’s treatment & rehab center, we place a large emphasis on thorough discharge planning. We know that recovery can be a lifelong journey and so we are dedicated to doing all that we can to empower our clients so that they feel confident about the path they are embarking upon once they complete treatment in our residential program. We have continuing care coordinators who meet with clients during the first few days of their stay in our program and then periodically throughout the duration of their time spent at Bayside Marin. Clients complete detailed discharge packets so that our continuing care coordinators know how to best work with them in order to provide comprehensive referrals and make sure that appropriate follow-up appointments are set prior to a client’s discharge.

Keeping in mind the importance of thorough aftercare planning in regards to properly managing borderline personality disorder, Bayside Marin makes sure to involve clients’ family members, referral sources, and treatment teams in the creation of these continuing care plans. We are pleased to offer 12 months of continuing care and monitoring at no cost to our clients once they have completed treatment. Clients will work with their own recovery coach right after graduating from programming in order to ensure a seamless transition back into their everyday lives. All of the services offered as part of this continuing care program are based solely on the individual needs of each client.

Additionally, Bayside Marin is proud to offer our Recovery and Renewal service which was developed for clients who have already completed treatment at Bayside Marin but wish to come back and check in. These clients are afforded the opportunity to spend a day or two in the program’s milieu in order to help reinvigorate their recovery process.

At Bayside Marin’s treatment & rehab center in California, we feel that once clients have become a part of our family, they remain a part of our family for life. If you or a loved one is in need of services to help overcome and manage the symptoms of borderline personality disorder, in addition to combating a chemical dependency concern, look no further than Bayside Marin. We will do everything in our power to help you develop the skills necessary to remain confident in your ongoing ability to manage your symptoms long-term so that true and lasting healing can be successfully achieved.

Bayside Marin is my top choice for great dual-diagnosis treatment.

– Anonymous Client
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