Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

Some studies have found that approximately half of those that are diagnosed with bipolar disorder struggle with substance abuse as well. The chaos and flood of overwhelming feelings associated with rapid cycling can cause individuals to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. Bipolar is characterized by manic highs and periods of extreme lows. An individual in the middle of a manic episode will act out impulsively and irrationally. They may participate in high risk behaviors, such as drug use. During this “high” they may think they are doing great, unaware of the dangerous situations they put themselves in. Manic episodes are often followed by periods of crushing depression. The depressive symptoms often include feelings of worthlessness and regret and loss of energy and enjoyment in activities.

Because the symptoms of bipolar disorder and the behaviors of active addiction are so similar, one disorder can often mask the other, making it difficult to diagnosis. If an individual has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder but continues to abuse drugs and alcohol, any treatment, including medication, they receive for their mental illness cannot be fully effective.

Dual diagnosis treatment refers to the process of treating both disorders alongside each other. Until the substance abuse issue is addressed, a proper diagnosis cannot be made. A rehab center that specializes in dual diagnosis treatment offers clients a combination of therapeutic and psychiatric services with a strong focus on recovery. Relapse prevention groups place a strong emphasis on the way both illnesses can exacerbate one another and how to focus on recovering from both. For example, an individual can go to 12 Step meetings, get a sponsor and begin working the steps, but if he or she does not take the steps to treat their bipolar disorder, such as get on the correct medication and meet regularly with a psychiatrist, they made find themselves susceptible to relapse.

There is a Solution can help you or your loved one get help. We specialize in finding the proper level and type of care for your specific needs. We work with a large network of detox centers, outpatient clinics, residential treatment facilities, dual diagnosis treatment centers, intensive outpatient programs and sober living residences. We can help you find a recovery program that accepts your insurance or can provide an affordable financial option. To speak with someone today, call 1-800-832-5250. Our caring staff is available 24/7 to answer your questions.

Inpatient Addiction Treatment in Florida

image of an inpatient addiction treatment center in floridaAddiction is a complex and potentially deadly disease that requires physical and psychological medical treatment. When treating addiction, it has been found that an approach that utilizes physical, mental and spiritual methods into the recovery process is the most effective in regards to helping clients to achieve long-term sobriety.  Inpatient addiction treatment in Florida focuses on treating the underlying issues associated with drug and alcohol abuse so that clients are able to overcome their addictions and move forwards towards a healthy, sober life.

During your stay an inpatient addiction treatment center in Florida, you will begin your recovery process with a medically supervised detox. This helps you to safely and comfortably get physically stabilized before addressing the emotional, mental and spiritual issues that have played a role in your addiction.

The exact cause of addiction is unknown, but experts agree that there are a number of factors that can contribute to drug and alcohol abuse, such as social factors, genetic predisposition, environment and the presence of mental illness. That is why inpatient treatment centers in focus on treating all of the potential causes of addiction through a variety of therapeutic methods and treatment modalities. Behavior modification techniques are used to assist clients in the process of letting go of the behaviors that are associated with addiction and adopting new, healthy behaviors that are conducive to growth and healing.

The first few weeks of sobriety can be physically and emotionally overwhelming. For many addicts and alcoholics, they have been using drugs and alcohol on a daily basis for years. It was the first thing they did when they got up in the morning and the last thing that they did before they went to sleep. They had not faced life sober in a long time and it is important to understand that taking away one of the coping mechanisms that they rely on the most and learning to live without it can be an adjustment. During this initial adjustment phase, 24 hour

There is a Solution is an inpatient addiction treatment placement service that works with different rehab facilities throughout Florida. We have helped addicts, their families, doctors, therapists and other professionals in the treatment field. We are both a resource and a referral guide for anyone in need of addiction treatment.

Don’t allow addiction to rule your life. Take the first step towards freedom and make a call today. Our experienced professionals are available 24/7 to answer your questions. Call us today at 1-800-832-5250.