Both substance abuse and mental illness tend to cause each other. For instance, if you live in Old Fort 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.
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.
Although substance abuse and addiction cannot lead to the development of schizophrenia, it can act as one of the environmental triggers that causes you to display symptoms that are similar to those caused by this mental health disorder.
If you have genetic risk factors for schizophrenia and you abuse drugs or alcohol, there is a heightened risk that you might develop schizophrenia after using these substances over the long term. Further, using drugs like amphetamines, cocaine, and marijuana could exacerbate schizophrenic symptoms that already exist, or worsen their severity.
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.
SUWS of the Carolinas is a facility in Old Fort, NC providing services in and around McDowell 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: Case Management.
If you are interested in attending or using one of the services offered by SUWS of the Carolinas, they accept the following payment types: Cash Or Self Payment