Share This Post
Recognizing the Impact of Mental Health on Addiction
Many addiction treatment centers place an emphasis on not just sobriety, but also mental health, and for a good reason. It is not uncommon for individuals struggling with addiction to also have a mental health disorder, and vice versa. These conditions may be closely related and feed off of one another in some cases. Some people turn to drugs or alcohol as a way of coping with the symptoms of mental illness; however, these same substances can exacerbate symptoms. Substance use can also trigger depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues due to how they affect the brain. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in 2014 an estimated 7.9 million adults had co-occurring disorders.
It is imperative that treatment addresses both conditions concurrently. JC’s Recovery Center offers dual diagnosis treatment to support recovery for individuals faced with addiction and a mental health disorder. This allows clients to better understand the interrelated nature of these conditions and how each impacts the other. Clients can then create a more effective recovery plan that encompasses their individual needs and how addiction and mental health impact their lives.
If addiction is treated but not mental health – or vice versa – it can increase risk of relapse because there are still underlying problems that have not been addressed. In addition, maintaining good mental health and a positive attitude can further support successful recovery and relapse prevention. Dual diagnosis treatment at JC’s Recovery Center provides comprehensive care that focuses on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Co-occurring disorders do not have to be a dead end – they can be a new beginning to a life in long-term recovery. These conditions are treatable and recovery is possible. Live your life to the fullest and make the most of your health and future through substance use and mental health disorder treatment at JC’s Recovery Center.
[cta] If you’re struggling with mental health issues as well as addiction, there is help available. You are not alone. Contact JC’s Recovery Center to learn more about treatment. [/cta]