Dual diagnosis is a common occurrence in Hampton, as in the rest of the country. Although this condition covers a wide variety of substance abuse and mental health disorders, suffering from a particular mental illness could increase your susceptibility to abuse drugs and alcohol.
Examples of these mental illness that could eventually lead to addiction include major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, conduct disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and suicidal ideation and actions, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
If you engage in suicidal behavior, there is a probability that you could be suffering from depression or struggling with a substance use disorder, or an addiction involving drugs and alcohol. these conditions combine in a vicious cycle that might lead to suicide.
That said, having a mental health disorder such as depression and anxiety could cause you to turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate. This could lead to addiction - which might eventually lead to the development of suicidal behavior.
In case you are living with obsessive compulsive disorder, you might suffer from obsessions. These refer to forceful thoughts, images, and urges that occur frequently and cause you great anxiety and distress. You might try ignoring these obsessions or taking them care of them with another action or thought - also known as performing a compulsion.
If this action that you take involves using drugs or alcohol, your problems will only continue getting worse. This is because you could soon find yourself living with a substance use disorder over and above your obsessive compulsive disorder diagnosis.
There are highly qualified dual diagnosis treatment programs available today. These programs are suitable if you have been diagnosed with both a mental health disorder as well as a substance use disorder or an addiction.
The treatment services provided by these programs are highly effective and integrated. This is because you need them to manage all the disorders that you have been struggling with at the same time so that none of them aggravates the other or causes you to suffer a relapse or a recurrence of any of these disorders.
Insight Medical Group LLC is a rehab center providing services in and around Rockingham County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Detox, Outpatient Detoxification, Matrix Model.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Case Management.