Both substance abuse and mental illness tend to cause each other. For instance, if you live in Paradise 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.
Although it is normal to experience highs and lows all through life, if you are depressed, this condition is likely to continue unabated for months or even years on end. Unless you seek professional treatment, the condition might even remain untreated for the rest of your life.
However, you might start abusing drugs and alcohol to self-medicate the symptoms of your depression. When this happens, you might develop a substance use disorder - or an addiction - much faster than you would have if you were not struggling with the mental health disorder.
DSM-IV - the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th Edition) reports that slightly above 10 percent of the American population has one form of impulse control disorder or the other. However, males tend to be more prone to these disorders than females. Additionally, these disorders typically occur at the same time with substance abuse and addiction as well as with other mental health disorders.
In many cases, impulse control disorder might be misdiagnosed or overlooked. If this happens, the end result would be that you would not receive the help that you need to overcome it.
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.
Avalon Hills Adult is a facility in Paradise, UT providing services in and around Cache County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Psychotropic Medication, Partial Hospitalization Or Day Treatment, Trauma Therapy.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Family Psychoeducation.
If you are interested in attending or using one of the services offered by Avalon Hills Adult, they accept the following payment types: Cash Or Self Payment, Medicaid, Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance