Both substance abuse and mental illness tend to cause each other. For instance, if you live in South China 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 addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder tend to co-occur as a natural response to traumatic experiences. It is recommended that you seek professional evaluation to determine if you are struggling with both of these disorders.
If this is found to be the case, you would require dual diagnosis treatment to manage both your substance abuse as well as the co-occurring mental health disorder. This form of treatment would also enable you to get started on the road to recovery.
Research studies show a link between substance abuse and psychosis. Substance abuse occurs when you take any illicit drug, use prescription medications without a valid prescription or outside the prescribing instructions of your doctor, or taking legal substances in excess.
SAMHSA - the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - reports that addiction tends to occur often alongside psychosis. This is because some of the symptoms of substance abuse often resemble those that occur when you are struggling with this mental health disorder. If you are diagnosed with psychosis, you may also turn to these substances and eventually find yourself dealing with a clinical addiction.
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.
South China is a facility in South China, ME providing services in and around Kennebec County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Mental Health Treatment, Outpatient Drug Rehab, Behavior Modification.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Housing Services.
If you are interested in attending or using one of the services offered by South China, they accept the following payment types: Cash Or Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State Financed Health Insurance Plan Other Than Medicaid, State Mental Health Agency Funds, Other State Funds, Community Mental Health Block Grants