If you live in Hopkins, there is a high likelihood that you might be struggling with both substances abuse and addiction as well as a co-occurring mental health disorder. In fact, research studies have reported that about 25 percent of the people in this location who have mental illness also struggle with substance abuse and addiction.
Some of the mental illnesses that you might develop in the course of your drug and alcohol use and abuse include depression, anxiety disorders, personality, disorders, and schizophrenia, among many others.
Research studies show a link between substance abuse and psychosis. Substance abuse occurs when you take any illicit drug, use prescription medications without a valid prescription or outside the prescribing instructions of your doctor, or taking legal substances in excess.
SAMHSA - the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - reports that addiction tends to occur often alongside psychosis. This is because some of the symptoms of substance abuse often resemble those that occur when you are struggling with this mental health disorder. If you are diagnosed with psychosis, you may also turn to these substances and eventually find yourself dealing with a clinical addiction.
Schizophrenia is linked to imbalances in the chemicals that are found in the brain - including but not limited to dopamine, serotonin, and glutamate. These imbalances will affect the response of your brain to external stimuli. As a result, you can experience hallucinations and hypersensitivity - some of the common symptoms of this mental health disorder.
There are also differences in the structure of the brain occurring with schizophrenia. These differences include enlarged ventricles (the cavities at the core of the brain that are filled with fluid), decreased gray matter, and decreased or increased activity in certain parts of the brain.
There are several dual diagnosis treatment programs available today. These programs offer a wide variety of recovery and rehabilitation services that can ensure that you are able to overcome your addiction and all other co-occurring behavioral and mental health disorders.
Through such treatment, you will be able to understand the interaction between these disorders as well as how they can cause and continue aggravating each other unless you get them managed.
While enrolled in a dual diagnosis treatment program, you will be able to manage these disorders simultaneously - to ensure that you are able to get started on the road to full recovery.
Turning Point CRCF is a rehab center providing services in and around Richland County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Psychotropic Medication, Inpatient Drug Rehab, Trauma Therapy.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Or Transgender Clients.
If you are interested in attending or using one of the services offered by Turning Point CRCF, they accept the following payment types: Cash Or Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private Health Insurance