Both substance abuse and mental illness tend to cause each other. For instance, if you live in Lenox 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.
Anxiety disorders - such as generalized anxiety disorder - tend to affect people at all stages of life. Typically, these disorders will manifest with mild symptoms. However, these symptoms will often worsen, especially if you abuse drugs and alcohol to try and manage the conditions that you are struggling with.
On the other hand, if you abuse drugs and drink alcohol, you might develop the signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders. At the same time, you will experience worsening symptoms as your substance abuse continues growing into tolerance, dependence, and addiction. Without dual diagnosis treatment, it might be difficult to overcome all these disorders.
Research has shown that there are environmental factors that could play a role in the development of borderline personality disorder. These factors include but are not limited to growing up in unstable environments or in a family situation where you are surrounded by people with substance abuse problems and other mental disorders. It could also be due to the trauma you suffered during your childhood.
Irrespective of the environmental factors, your borderline personality disorder could eventually give rise to the development of addiction especially if you start using substances to self-medicate this condition.
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.
Hillcrest Educational Centers Highpoint Program is a facility in Lenox, MA providing services in and around Berkshire County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Psychotropic Medication, Residential Treatment Center For Children, Behavior Modification.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Housing Services and Children With Serious Emotional Disturbance.
If you are interested in attending or using one of the services offered by Hillcrest Educational Centers Highpoint Program, they accept the following payment types: Cash Or Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State Financed Health Insurance Plan Other Than Medicaid, Private Health Insurance, State Mental Health Agency Funds, State Welfare Or Child And Family Services Funds, State Corrections Or Juvenile Justice Funds, State Education Funds, Other State Funds, County Or Local Government Funds, Community Service Block Grants, Community Mental Health Block Grants