If you live in West Falmouth, there is a high likelihood that you might be struggling with both substances abuse and addiction as well as a co-occurring mental health disorder. In fact, research studies have reported that about 25 percent of the people in this location who have mental illness also struggle with substance abuse and addiction.
Some of the mental illnesses that you might develop in the course of your drug and alcohol use and abuse include depression, anxiety disorders, personality, disorders, and schizophrenia, among many others.
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.
There are several dual diagnosis treatment programs available today. These programs offer a wide variety of recovery and rehabilitation services that can ensure that you are able to overcome your addiction and all other co-occurring behavioral and mental health disorders.
Through such treatment, you will be able to understand the interaction between these disorders as well as how they can cause and continue aggravating each other unless you get them managed.
While enrolled in a dual diagnosis treatment program, you will be able to manage these disorders simultaneously - to ensure that you are able to get started on the road to full recovery.
Gosnold Inc Emerson House is a facility in West Falmouth, MA providing services in and around Barnstable County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Naltrexone, Computerized Treatment, Brief Intervention Approach.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Health Education Services Other Than Hiv Aids Or Hepatitis.
If you are interested in attending or using one of the services offered by Gosnold Inc Emerson House, they accept the following payment types: Cash Or Self Payment, Private Health Insurance