Poor Emotional Health And Drug Addiction: The Connectivity
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The issue about the connection of mental health and substance abuse has been a growing concern among families, patients and professionals for years. Having a psychological health problem increases the risk of developing drug abuse or addiction and vice versa.

Emotional health refers to the person’s general psychological well-being. It includes about how people feel about themselves, the quality of their relationships, and their capability to handle their own emotions and handle difficulties.

Individuals who are mentally healthy have the ability to take control over their feelings and actions. They have the ability to properly deal with life’s difficulties, construct strong relationships and are able to recover from obstacles. But, just as being physically healthy required time and efforts, likewise with developing strong emotional health. Developing emotional health can be a satisfying achievement, improving every aspect of the person’s life, such as enhancing the mood, cultivating resilience, and an addiction to the total enjoyment of the individual’s life.

Addiction Treatment Care Services says that both drug or alcohol addiction and psychological health issue have their own unique signs and symptoms that may disrupt the person’s ability to function normally, manage life’s challenges and communicate to others which often needs a customized rehabilitation program center. Unfortunately, the connection between these two issues is commonly more complex than a simple cause-and-effect problem because of the fact that mental disorder and substance addiction disturbs each other. This means that when the mental issues together with substance addiction remained untreated, the problem with substance addiction gets worse as well; And when substance addiction progresses, the mental health issue progresses too. It eventually makes a new set of problems for the patient while also develops the severity of the first psychological health symptoms.

Most of the time, drugs and alcohol create problems that lead to various psychological health issues, while in some cases; certain substance can form inner health issues such as illusions, despair or paranoia while the individual is under the power of the substance addiction. Addiction Treatment Care Services indicates that when the symptoms mentioned still occur even after the drugs wear off, then it might mean a co-occurring emotional health disorder.

Unfortunately, people who suffer both from mental illness and substance addiction have lesser chance in achieving long-term sobriety and they need a more comprehensive rehabilitation program center in order to address the issues associated with their substance addiction. They are more likely to experience more serious complications dues to their substance abuse and develop physical dependency on their drug of choice.

Whatever the reason behind a person’s substance addiction and mental health issues, it’s never too late to seek help in a rehabilitation program center and make positive and healthy changes that will improve both physical and psychological aspects of life. Risk factors can be prevented with caring approaches such as, having strong relationships, healthy lifestyle, and healthy coping skills for handling negative emotions and life’s stresses. When a person is struggling both with mental illness and substance addiction, it is important to engage in a rehabilitation program center that address both issues at the same time because if mental issues remained uncured, it can keep the patient from achieving a sober and healthy life. Addiction Treatment Care Services offers dual diagnosis treatment programs for every patient suffering from both issues. The treatment programs help patients to heal both the physical and psychological aspects of their lives.

If your family member, friend of someone you care about is living with Dual Diagnosis, don’t think twice in getting the help they need. Addiction Treatment Care Services is here to assist you and your loved one every step of the way. Contact us at 661-302-4742.


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