If you live in West Chicago and you start abusing drugs and alcohol, there is a high risk that you might develop a co-occurring mental health disorder. On the other hand, if you have an undiagnosed mental illness, there is a likelihood that you might start abusing these substances to self-medicate the symptoms of your mental illness.
Research studies show that substance abuse and mental health disorders tend to have some underlying causes in common. These might include changes in the composition of the brain, early exposure to traumatic and stressful events, and genetic vulnerabilities.
It is possible to develop psychosis as a result of abusing drugs and alcohol. when this happens, you could be said to be struggling with a substance-induced psychotic disorder or a drug-induced psychosis.
This would occur if you suffer psychotic episodes as a result of abusing intoxicating substances. It could also happen because you took a certain drug in excess, mixed substances and suffered adverse reactions, went through withdrawal after stopping substance abuse, or were living with an underlying mental health disorder.
Schizophrenia is a common mental health disorder that affects to close to 1 percent of the entire American population - about 2 million adults. If you are suffering from this disorder, you might not be able to distinguish an imaginary world from the real one.
Further, you might have difficulties responding to social situations in a manner that is emotionally appropriate. This could result in various issues in your personal life as well as at school, work, and home.
Eventually, you could turn to drugs and alcohol to improve your life and manage the symptoms of your mental health diagnosis.
It is recommended that you seek dual diagnosis treatment to manage all of the disorders that you have been struggling with simultaneously so that one does not cause the other to recur in the future.
This is especially true if you have been diagnosed with both substances abuse as well as another co-occurring mental health or medical disorders. Although these disorders tend to occur at the same time in many cases, it is possible to overcome them. To be able to do so, you will have to go through a highly integrated dual diagnosis treatment program.
Virginia M Mejia LCSW CADC is a rehab program providing services in and around DuPage County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Drug And Alcohol Treatment Services, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Relapse Prevention.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Discharge Planning and Screening For Substance Abuse.
If you are interested in attending or using one of the services offered by Virginia M Mejia LCSW CADC, they accept the following payment types: Cash Or Self Payment, State Financed Health Insurance Plan Other Than Medicaid, Private Health Insurance