If you live in Crisfield 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.
Substance abuse and addiction often leads to the development of symptoms that are similar to those that develop with mania. Examples of these symptoms include depersonalization, anxiety, irritability, auditory hallucinations, and more.
You might also experience feelings of euphoria that resemble those derived from a manic episode. In case you abuse drugs and alcohol while on a manic episode, these substances might also amplify the total volume of effects that you will experience - including mental alertness, energy, and pleasure.
However, this form of substance abuse is dangerous because it could lead to the development of addiction or cause you to suffer a drug overdose that might potentially turn out to be fatal.
The social isolation that arises from obsessive compulsive disorder could also cause you to suffer from substance abuse and addiction. While living with OCD, you could understand that your compulsions and obsessions do not make any logical sense. Further, you might feel ashamed for acting and thinking in the ways that you do.
This disorder is like drug and alcohol addiction in the sense that it could leave you feeling isolated and removed from the outside world. You might also avoid social settings and people to keep your compulsions and obsessions private. This physical isolation, loneliness, and shame could later lead to drug and alcohol abuse and 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.
Maple Shade Youth and Family Servs is a rehab program providing services in and around Somerset County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Psychotropic Medication, Community Mental Health Center, Behavior Modification.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Persons With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
If you are interested in attending or using one of the services offered by Maple Shade Youth and Family Servs, they accept the following payment types: Cash Or Self Payment, Medicaid, Sliding Fee Scale, Payment Assistance