If you live in Zion 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.
In case you have been diagnosed with or have been living with post-traumatic stress disorder, this condition would change the chemical structure in the same way that substance abuse would. In many cases, these disorders might occur at the same time and continue feeding off each other unless you seek treatment.
This is because the same trauma that caused you to develop post-traumatic stress disorder could also trigger the development of a co-occurring substance use disorder or addiction. You can only overcome these disorders through a dual diagnosis treatment and rehabilitation program.
It is possible to develop psychosis as a result of abusing prescription medications and hallucinogenic substances. In rare cases, you might also experience this mental illness if you are exceptionally sensitive and you have been abusing these drugs.
Some of the drugs and medications that are commonly known to cause potentially psychotic effects include but are not limited to muscle relaxants, antihistamines, antidepressants, cardiovascular medication, antihypertensive medications, analgesics, anticonvulsants, anti-Parkinson medications, chemotherapy agents, and corticosteroids.
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.
NICASA NFP is a rehab program providing services in and around Lake County.
They provide a wide range of services, settings and treatment approaches such as:Substance Abuse Treatment Services, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, 12 Step Facilitation Approach.
They offer special programs that are tailored to unique individual needs such as: Aftercare Continuing Care and Early Intervention For Hiv.
If you are interested in attending or using one of the services offered by NICASA NFP, they accept the following payment types: Cash Or Self Payment, Medicaid, State Financed Health Insurance Plan Other Than Medicaid, Private Health Insurance, Sliding Fee Scale