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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues

Dealing with dual diagnosis? Learn how to tackle addiction when you’re also dealing with depression, anxiety, or another mental health problem.

When you have both a substance abuse problem and a mental health issue such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety, it is called a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis. Dealing with substance abuse, alcoholism, or drug addiction is never easy, and it’s even more difficult when you’re also struggling with mental health problems.

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Common Mental Health Issues and Addiction

Common mental health disorders linked to substance abuse include the following:

There are a few mental health and behavioural disorders that repeatedly present themselves alongside addiction. Oftentimes, these disorders are the underlying cause of addiction. That’s why it’s important to never ignore the symptoms of mental health or behavioural disorder when it comes to a person’s long-term addiction recovery plan.

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Recovering From Mental Health Problems and Substance Use

Someone with a mental health problem and substance use disorder must treat both issues. Treatment for both mental health problems and substance use disorders may include rehabilitation, medications, support groups, and talk therapy.


Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

More than one in four adults living with serious mental health problems also has a substance use problem. Substance use problems occur more frequently with certain mental health problems, including:

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Important Covid-19 Update!

Although we have had to adapt many aspects of our service to ensure the safety of our residents and staff team, much of our rehab programme remains the same. We are still taking referrals and are able to admit individuals to our residential programme under specific circumstances.

With the reduction in the national R rate, and given that all our services are currently free of infection amongst staff and patients, we are admitting patients to all of our services and will, therefore, follow our usual referral practice. We remain fully committed to working closely with commissioners in ensuring that potential patients have access to the treatment that they require, as close to home as possible.

To learn more about our current admission process please call or email us.