Both substance abuse and mental illness tend to cause each other. For instance, if you live in Marengo 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.
Research studies show that anxiety disorders and addiction are interlinked. As the symptoms caused by these disorders continue progressing, you might resort to substances of abuse to self-medicate your symptoms. The alcohol and drugs you use could also act as an outlet that allows you to ease your symptoms, produce feelings of happiness and pleasure, and ensure that you escape your reality.
Over time, however, these disorders will continue exacerbating each other - to a point where you might resort to self-harming actions, like suicidal thoughts and behavior. This is why it is recommended that you instead seek help from a professional treatment facility until you overcome all these disorders.
Borderline personality disorder often runs in families. This is why some scientists now believe that your genetic makeup could have a role to play in the development of this mental health disorder. Further, you might have certain inherited personality traits and temperaments - such as aggression - that could increase your risk of acquiring this disorder.
Irrespective of the cause of the borderline personality disorder, there is also a probability that you might also find yourself abusing drugs and alcohol to self-medicate the symptoms of this illness. This is why addiction and BPD often occur at the same time.
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.
Prelude Behavioral Services is a facility in Marengo, IA providing services in and around Iowa County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Substance Abuse Treatment Services, Regular Outpatient Treatment, Anger Management.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Assistance With Obtaining Social Services and Screening For Tobacco Use.
If you are interested in attending or using one of the services offered by Prelude Behavioral Services, they accept the following payment types: Cash Or Self Payment, Medicaid, State Financed Health Insurance Plan Other Than Medicaid, Private Health Insurance, Access To Recovery Voucher, Sliding Fee Scale