It is well-known that dual diagnosis appears very often all around the world today. There is not a particular reason for this, but in the most cases, some mental disorder is connected to a drug or alcohol addiction. So, this means that a person who suffers from both a mental illness and drug addiction usually shows different symptoms which are very specific.
The biggest problem and mistake here is the fact that people usually do not pay enough attention to this disorder or people around them suffering from it. This is why we want to give you some information about the symptoms you may notice around yourselves.
What are the signs of dual diagnosis?
As mental disorders and substance addictions occur very frequently, there are also many symptoms following these disorders. It is essential to recognize these and do something about it. Some of them include a feeling of constant fear, panic, worthlessness and guilt, lack of will and energy for daily obligations, eating, appetite and weight disorders, troubles with sleeping, problems with concentrating, constant irritability and behavior which may seem a bit risky. We have to warn you that these symptoms may sometimes be almost unnoticeable, but you can save someone’s life if you are careful enough.
Also, if you see that a drug addicted person is talking about the suicide or is craving for its addiction (the substance), failing to keep up with its life (school, job or family obligations); it is time to ask for help.
What can you do?
We know it usually looks like it is tough to treat this kind of disorder, but the most important thing is that it is not impossible and we are aware of ways to help you. The truth is that these treatments do require a lot of your time, effort, hard work and sacrifice, but eventually, people can recover successfully and continue with their lives happily. If you are aware of your problem and condition, and if you are willing to help yourself, make that first step and call us. You will get the information you need and some advice on how to get prepared for the treatment.
What kinds of treatments are there?
As some people’s conditions and problems differ from others’, we have many different types of dual diagnosis treatments. If you decide to get the help you need, we will find the treatment that works the best for you and start treating you. The most important thing is never to give up on yourself and be confident about your recovery. Depending on your condition and disorder, there are treatment types which include medication, individual psychotherapy, family therapies, support groups (these include some constructive “step by step’’ programs) and so on.
What to do after the treatment?
Another huge step in addiction recovery process is to know what to do after the treatment is done. Of course, aftercare is always very important. You mustn’t forget to pay attention to the progress you have made during the treatment. This is why we offer you to be part of the aftercare support groups which help you continue with your lives after you make such a huge step.