Both substance abuse and mental illness tend to cause each other. For instance, if you live in Cuthbert and you start using drugs or drinking alcohol excessively, there is a high risk that you might start displaying the signs and symptoms of a mental illness.
On the other hand, if you have been living with a mental health disorder, you might start abusing these substances to deal with the signs and symptoms of your disorder. This could later give rise to the development of a substance use disorder, or an addiction.
If you have been living with post-traumatic stress disorder, it could be because of the traumatic events that you witnessed and experienced in the past. This condition might arise due to military combat, serious injuries and accidents, natural disasters, acts of terrorism, physical or sexual assault, and the death of loved ones.
It can be difficult to manage this condition. For instance, you might turn to alcohol and drugs to deal with the symptoms of your post-traumatic stress disorder. However, this would lead to more problems - including but not limited to the development of another co-occurring substance use disorder.
Although taking drugs might not suddenly trigger the development of psychosis unless it existed before, having this type of mental illness could cause you to start abusing drugs and drinking alcohol excessively. If you are prone to this condition, you might also become overly intoxicated if you abuse these substances.
That said, having psychosis could cause you to suffer from addiction. This is because you may turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate the symptoms of this mental health disorder. Over time, however, this could lead to addiction.
Although dual diagnosis treatment takes many different forms, you will mostly find that it is offered on an inpatient basis. This means that you will have to live in the recovery facility for a period of time - which could be anywhere between 30 and 90 days - or even longer in some instances.
The reason why you might benefit from inpatient treatment is because you will require a wide variety of round the clock rehabilitation services to manage both your substance abuse and addiction as well as any other co-occurring medical and mental health disorders that you have also been struggling with.
New Horizons Behavioral Health Randolph County MH and SA Center is a rehab program providing services in and around Randolph County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Psychotropic Medication, Outpatient Drug Rehab, Telemedicine Therapy.
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 New Horizons Behavioral Health Randolph County MH and SA Center, they accept the following payment types: Cash Or Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State Financed Health Insurance Plan Other Than Medicaid, Private Health Insurance, State Mental Health Agency Funds, State Welfare Or Child And Family Services Funds