Both substance abuse and mental illness tend to cause each other. For instance, if you live in Hollywood 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.
The disruptive, aggressive, and angry behaviors that define impulse control disorders like impulsive control disorder tend to be more extreme than the typical behaviors that you will experience as you grow up and develop as an individual. These behaviors might also be persistent and frequent. Further, they could occur across different situations - eventually causing significant problems for you and others around you.
You may also be highly inclined to abuse drugs and alcohol while attempting to manage this condition and the symptoms that it causes. Although you might succeed for a while, you may soon find yourself struggling with a co-occurring substance use disorder, or addiction.
Although mania is known to produce pleasurable sensations - which could be heightened when you combine a manic episode with substance abuse - it is important to keep in mind that this could also increase your risk of suffering from a co-occurring disorder. It could also cause you to engage in risky sexual behavior that might potentially lead to the development of a sexually transmitted disease like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C.
To this end, it is recommended that you go for evaluation to check if you have been living with mania - especially if you have been abusing drugs and drinking alcohol more excessively than you used to.
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.
Pathways Inc is a rehab center providing services in and around St. Marys County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Psychotropic Medication, Outpatient Drug Rehab, Group Therapy.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Court Ordered Outpatient Treatment.
If you are interested in attending or using one of the services offered by Pathways Inc, 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 Corrections Or Juvenile Justice Funds, Other State Funds, County Or Local Government Funds, US Department Of Va Funds