Dual diagnosis is a common occurrence in Lancaster, 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.
Did you know that you can develop psychosis as a result of going through withdrawal after abusing drugs and alcohol for a long time? If you are addicted to and dependent on these substances and you suddenly stop taking them or significantly reduce their use, there is a high risk that you could experience withdrawal syndrome.
Psychosis that is induced by withdrawal from drugs often involves alcohol. Alcohol addiction that has been ongoing for a long time can significantly change the chemical structure of the brain. Eventually, you might suffer delirium tremens when you stop drinking. This condition will cause symptoms that are similar to those produced by psychosis.
In case you are living with schizophrenia, you might experience a wide variety of symptoms that might make it difficult for you to function normally. These symptoms are highly varied and could be emotional, behavioral, or cognitive in nature.
They include but are not limited to delusional thinking, hallucinations, disorganized speech, disordered motor and catatonic behavior, as well as an absence of normal functioning and behaviors.
If you display any of these signs and symptoms, you should go for psychiatric evaluation and assessment to determine if you have a case of schizophrenia. After that, you can receive appropriate medical interventions.
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.
Unified Community Services is a rehab program providing services in and around Grant County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Psychotropic Medication, Outpatient Drug Rehab, Trauma Therapy.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Court Ordered Outpatient Treatment and Suicide Prevention Services.
If you are interested in attending or using one of the services offered by Unified Community Services, they accept the following payment types: Cash Or Self Payment, Medicaid, Private Health Insurance, County Or Local Government Funds, Community Service Block Grants, Community Mental Health Block Grants, Sliding Fee Scale