Dual diagnosis is a common occurrence in Huntsville, 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.
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.
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.
Ozark Guidance Center is a facility in Huntsville, AR providing services in and around Madison County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Drug And Alcohol Treatment Services, Outpatient Drug Rehab, Outreach To Persons In The Community.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Assistance With Obtaining Social Services.
If you are interested in attending or using one of the services offered by Ozark Guidance Center, 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, Sliding Fee Scale