Addiction can impact every aspect of your life from your health and happiness to your job and family. Drugs and alcohol have a way of changing how the brain and body function. You may have noticed that you don’t make the same decisions while under the influence that you may have made when sober. Maybe you’ve used drugs or alcohol as way to forget about your problems. In any case, addiction and mental health are closely related. In fact, addiction is considered a mental health disorder because of how it affects the brain. Many people struggling with addiction have mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder, and vice versa. Even if undiagnosed, you may still experience symptoms. Treating both conditions together in a dual diagnosis program such as Seacliff can:
  • Address underlying problems that may trigger substance use and help you to work through them.
  • Boost your mood and make you feel confident in your recovery and your commitment to sobriety.
  • Reduce your risk of relapse by addressing both physical cravings and addiction, as well as the mental, emotional, and social impacts of substance use.
  • Help you to keep a more positive outlook and try new things when it comes to treatment and recovery.
When you’re experiencing depression or anxiety, it can be more difficult to connect with others and reach out for help. You may start to put more pressure on yourself or feel less motivated. By addressing these issues, you can enhance your recovery issues. Not only are you healing your body through sobriety, you’re healing your mind. Treating addiction but not mental health or vice versa can increase your risk for relapse because there are underlying issues that have not been addressed. Seacliff can help you make the most of your recovery journey by focusing on both addiction and mental health during comprehensive treatment. Make healing your mind, body, and spirit a priority at Seacliff. Find the comprehensive care and personalized treatment you need for recovery by calling Seacliff today.
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