Dual diagnosis is a common occurrence in Mountain Home, 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.
If you have been living with post-traumatic stress disorder, you might be more prone to panic attacks and violent outbursts - in much the same way that you would if you were addicted to drugs and alcohol. These can be difficult for your friends and family to witness.
The feelings of guilt over your outbursts, on the other hand, could drive you to start abusing intoxicating substances. However, this form of substance abuse will only cause more problems in the long term - including but not limited to the development of an addiction.
Drug-induced psychosis will often occur when you are no longer able to tell the difference between reality and hallucinations. This means that you will not be in a position to be aware of the fact that your hallucinations are not real. As a result, you will experience a break from reality.
This could occur as a result of abusing hallucinogens like psychotropic mushrooms and LSD. However, it is also possible to develop psychosis due to abusing cannabis - or marijuana. This is particularly true if you take too much of these drugs.
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.
James H Quillen VAMC is a rehab program providing services in and around Washington County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Cocaine Detoxification, Short Term Drug Rehab, Matrix Model.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Nicotine Replacement Therapy.