If you live in Baldwin and you start abusing drugs and alcohol, there is a high risk that you might develop a co-occurring mental health disorder. On the other hand, if you have an undiagnosed mental illness, there is a likelihood that you might start abusing these substances to self-medicate the symptoms of your mental illness.
Research studies show that substance abuse and mental health disorders tend to have some underlying causes in common. These might include changes in the composition of the brain, early exposure to traumatic and stressful events, and genetic vulnerabilities.
Typically, obsessive compulsive disorder will mostly emerge during your late teens and early adulthood. Since you might have been experimenting with alcohol and drugs during this time, there is a high risk that you might develop a substance abuse disorder at the same time as your OCD.
The NLM - the National Library of Medicine - also reports that teens living with obsessive compulsive disorder are especially vulnerable and prone to the abuse of these substances. If they engage in this behavior, their obsessions and compulsions could be compounded and cause them to become addicted to these substances.
If you have been living with post-traumatic stress disorder, you might be more prone to panic attacks and violent outbursts - in much the same way that you would if you were addicted to drugs and alcohol. These can be difficult for your friends and family to witness.
The feelings of guilt over your outbursts, on the other hand, could drive you to start abusing intoxicating substances. However, this form of substance abuse will only cause more problems in the long term - including but not limited to the development of an addiction.
It is recommended that you seek dual diagnosis treatment to manage all of the disorders that you have been struggling with simultaneously so that one does not cause the other to recur in the future.
This is especially true if you have been diagnosed with both substances abuse as well as another co-occurring mental health or medical disorders. Although these disorders tend to occur at the same time in many cases, it is possible to overcome them. To be able to do so, you will have to go through a highly integrated dual diagnosis treatment program.
Northwest Counseling Services SC is a rehab center providing services in and around St. Croix County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Psychotropic Medication, Outpatient Drug Rehab, Individual Psychotherapy.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Integrated Primary Care Service and Screening For Tobacco Use.
If you are interested in attending or using one of the services offered by Northwest Counseling Services SC, they accept the following payment types: Cash Or Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State Financed Health Insurance Plan Other Than Medicaid, Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance, State Mental Health Agency Funds, State Welfare Or Child And Family Services Funds, State Corrections Or Juvenile Justice Funds, State Education Funds, Other State Funds, County Or Local Government Funds, US Department Of Va Funds, Sliding Fee Scale, Payment Assistance