Mental Illness and Drug Abuse
Individuals with mental illnesses may also suffer drug abuse. Substance abuse can develop as a result of a person’s mental illness, and a mental illness can develop as a result of prolonged substance abuse. Which ever the case, it is important to properly treat the individual that suffers from this dual diagnosis.
Dangers of Mental Illnesses and Co-Occurring Drug Abuse
Mental illness and drug abuse is a fatal combination. A mental illness is a disease of the mind. There are various types of mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and eating disorders. People suffering a mental illness will experience delusional thoughts, and have irrational feelings and perceptions. The consumption of alcohol and/or drugs will cause a person to lose their judgment and inhibitions. A person suffering with a mental illness and substance abuse may act on a delusional thought that may risk their life, or the life of another. Getting professional treatment is necessary if the individual suffers from mental illness and co-occurring drug abuse.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center
In order to properly treat an individual with a dual diagnosis of substance abuse and metal illness one must seek a dual diagnosis rehab center. Through detox, support groups, and aftercare services the individual cope with their mental illness and abstain from using drugs. They hire trained, experienced professionals dedicated in the field of recovery with mental illness.
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