Both substance abuse and mental illness tend to cause each other. For instance, if you live in Ignacio 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.
Borderline personality disorder or BPD is a mental health disorder that is characterized by impulsiveness, intense and unstable relationships, and a distorted image of yourself - among many other signs and symptoms. It often occurs together with substance abuse and addiction.
If you have been diagnosed with this mental health disorder, there is a high likelihood that you might also be struggling with another psychological disorder - including but not limited to eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. You might also be diagnosed with addiction especially if you take drugs and drink alcohol.
Although it is normal to experience highs and lows all through life, if you are depressed, this condition is likely to continue unabated for months or even years on end. Unless you seek professional treatment, the condition might even remain untreated for the rest of your life.
However, you might start abusing drugs and alcohol to self-medicate the symptoms of your depression. When this happens, you might develop a substance use disorder - or an addiction - much faster than you would have if you were not struggling with the mental health disorder.
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.
Peaceful Spirit Southern Ute Community Action Prog is a facility in Ignacio, CO providing services in and around La Plata County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Substance Abuse Treatment Services, Outpatient Drug Rehab, Trauma Related Counseling.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Substance Abuse Education and Drug Or Alcohol Urine Screening.
If you are interested in attending or using one of the services offered by Peaceful Spirit Southern Ute Community Action Prog, they accept the following payment types: Cash Or Self Payment, Sliding Fee Scale