Dealing With Substance Abuse and Mental Health Substance abuse issues and mental health disorders often go hand in hand. When a person with a diagnosed mental disorder is also diagnosed with addiction, it is known as a co-occurring disorder. How Do I Know If I Have A Co-Occurring Disorder? Determining whether or not you have a substance abuse and mental health disorder isn’t always easy. Sometimes substance abuse is a way to mask or self-medicate mental [...] — Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse TreatmentRead More
Helping an Addict Accept Their Substance Abuse & Seek Treatment Psychoactive substances are the source of drug and alcohol abuse. They change a person’s response to the world by altering brain mechanisms that normally regulate functions of mood, thought, and motivation. Psychoactive substances cause substantial changes in cerebral neurotransmitters, transforming the brain’s normal chemistry affecting cognitive-response. Behaviorally and psychologically, addicts maintain ongoing substance use despite significant problems stemming from abuse and dependence. Treatment revolves around helping the addict [...] — Substance Abuse TreatmentRead More
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