May is mental health awareness month. Mental health is one of the major contributing factors to addiction. That’s why, at Wasatch Crest, we offer dual diagnosis treatment. You cannot resolve addiction if you do not treat the underlying mental health crisis that precipitates it.
Mental Disorders That May Occur Because of Addiction
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other anxiety disorders can all develop as a result of addiction or the experiences the addict endures. Depressive disorders, Bipolar disorders, and attention deficit disorder can also develop as a result of addition. Treating the disorders that result from addiction is as important as ending the addiction itself in order to preserve the highest quality of life.
Mental Disorders Can Cause Addiction Too
People who suffer from mental health disorders, especially those who are unable to obtain adequate treatment or medication for the disorders, often fall victim to addiction. Bipolar disorder, depression, manic depression, and anxiety all cause people to seek ways to alleviate the pain and panic they feel – and drugs and alcohol are often what they turn to. Part of treating addiction, then, is to learn new ways to cope with the underlying mental health conditions – to treat those disorders, provide proper medication and therapy, and see the whole person and not just the addict.
Mental Health and Recovery
While the cause of addiction and certain mental health conditions is now known, it is widely believed that in order to live a successful life, addicts must receive treatment for both. While one condition may not cause the other, they directly influence the other condition and your life overall. Recovery is never easy, but when your
We are dedicated to helping you overcome drug and alcohol addictions and reach full, lasting recovery. If you are struggling with addiction, or if you have a friend, family member, or other loved one with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, please call us. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Heber City, Utah, and to speak with a member of our experienced, caring team. We are eager to help you regain control of your life!