How Can I Find the Causes and Conditions of My Drug and/or Alcohol use
What is dual diagnosis?
It’s common for an addicted person to have mood swings because of their drug or alcohol dependence. But those moods may have another underlying, more dangerous cause. “Dual diagnosis” is the term professionals use when an addicted person also has a mood disorder such as depression or bipolar disorder.
If you are one of those people, you know how miserable it feels. Having an addiction is difficult enough for you or a loved one to live with. Combine that with a disorder that puts you in a toxic psychological state even without the addiction, and the mix can be excruciating. You may even find yourself using more, and more often, to mask the negative feelings of your mood disorder. This creates a cycle that will only become worse. Even deadly.
Dual diagnosis treatment centers
Dual diagnosis requires special consideration during detoxification, and it makes a medically supervised detox program highly advisable, even crucial. You will be giving up one substance, perhaps a medication that was once prescribed for you, and experiencing the withdrawal effects that come with detox. But you will probably need other medication to manage the mood disorder as you do.
There are significant risks to attempting detox with a dual diagnosis without the help of medical and behavioral professionals. It’s common for them to recommend detox programs of 30 days or more to be certain you have come through withdrawal and have the mood disorder under control. The possibility of extra time doesn’t mean you should be afraid of detox, but it does mean you should take it seriously. You may even find that you welcome the opportunity for strong support at the start of your recovery. In a residential treatment program, expert medical and counseling professionals can ease your withdrawal symptoms, treat your mood disorder and allow you to proceed to the next step: recovery.
LyfeBack can recommend a highly respected dual-diagnosis detox facility and get you admitted the same day you call us. Our admissions coordinators are ready for your call 24/7.
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We can help you choose a dual-diagnosis detox center
LyfeBack works with carefully selected detox centers staffed by medical and counseling professionals who take the time to get to know you, your needs and hopes, and tailor a detox program specifically to you. These programs are frequently desirable for any type of addiction to maximize your potential for success and minimize the negative effects of withdrawal.
If you suspect that you or a loved one could be dual-diagnosed, residential detox may be critical to successful recovery. It may even save a life.
Call us day or night. One of our experienced and caring admissions coordinators will ask a few questions to get to know you, and then guide you in selecting a detox center that can get you started on a path toward long-term recovery.
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