When struggling with an addiction, you may find it to be very difficult to try to recover on your own. Addictions alter your brain chemistry, which makes it hard to break free from addiction on your will alone. Additionally, mental health disorders can fuel the desire to use substances or alcohol.
The latter is more common than most people might realize. Mental health disorders, especially those that have not been diagnosed, can cause stress, anxiety and other symptoms that can drive one to turning to substances or alcohol as a coping mechanism.
These are known as co-occurring disorders, and treating them is as important as treating the addiction itself.
Signs you may need treatment for co-occurring disorders
If you are struggling with an addiction to substances or alcohol, it’s important to seek help for treatment. You may need additional therapy and other support if you have the symptoms of a co-occurring disorder.
Symptoms of co-occurring disorders vary depending on the condition, but some overlapping symptoms may include:
- Volatile mood swings.
- Strained relationships with friends and family.
- Inability to keep a job or perform in school.
- Legal and financial problems.
If you notice these signs in yourself or in someone you love along with an addiction to substances or alcohol, please seek help from recovery professionals like those at Tulip Hill Recovery.
Start your recovery journey at Tulip Hill Recovery
Living with an addiction and co-occurring mental health disorder is hard. It might feel impossible to break free, but with the right help and support by your side from friends and professionals, recovery is within your reach.
At Tulip Hill Recovery, we emphasize the dual diagnosis approach in treating addictions. This is an approach that includes treating addiction as well as equipping people to manage co-occurring disorders in healthier ways. Treating co-occurring disorders along with the addiction can help you continue your recovery without relapsing.
Are you ready to talk to someone about treatment for addiction and building a better future for yourself? Please contact us online or call us at 877-845-8192 to get in touch with our team and start your recovery journey.