Bipolar and Addiction
Bipolar and Addiction Treatment at Banyan Chicago
When an individual suffers from both bipolar disorder and addiction simultaneously, this is known as a dual diagnosis. A dual diagnosis disorder is when there is a mental illness and problematic addiction disorder at the same time. It is important that those suffering from a dual diagnosis receive the proper treatment that addresses both disorders together. Those who suffer from bipolar and addiction should be treated with an individualized dual diagnosis treatment plan; when both disorders are addressed at the same time, this makes the chances of relapse less likely.
Bipolar disorder is known as one of the more serious mental health disorders that is characterized by intense and sudden mood changes, drastic energy level changes, and erratic and irrational behavior. Bipolar disorder, can also be known as manic depression. The high energy level mood is known as mania or hypomania, and the low mood is known as depression.
Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
- Trouble at work
- Erratic behavior
- Inability to complete tasks
- Great mood without reasoning
- Rapid speech
- Sleeping problems
- Drug or alcohol abuse
Bipolar disorder is said to affect six million in the United States, and of those six million it is estimated that over 56% also suffer with an addiction disorder. The most abused substance is alcohol, with almost half of all addictive disorders that correlate with bipolar being alcoholism. In most dual diagnosis cases, the substance is abused in a form of self medication. Instead of therapy and proper medication, they turn to alcohol or drugs as a form of comfort.
When the self medication starts to spiral out of control into an addiction, that is when treatment is required immediately. Addiction will interfere with all aspects of a person’s life including personal relationships, family life, work, mental and physical health, and living normally in society. The only way to combat a dual diagnosis is through proper treatment and customized care.
Banyan Treatment Center Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Bipolar disorder and addiction treatment plan comes with intense therapy sessions including individual and group settings, education on both the behavioral disorder and disease of addiction, family support groups, relapse prevention and more.
Banyan Treatment Center’s goals for our dual diagnosis recovery plan is to help patients overcome both their disorder and addiction. The chances of relapse are too high for those who suffer from bipolar disorder and substance abuse, so it is crucial that a comprehensive treatment program is chosen. At Banyan Treatment Center we address both the mental illness and the addiction while putting you on the right track towards recovery. We want to support our patients during their recovery journey and always encourage their continuous growth. We feel the more supported our patients feel, the more courage they will have to continue in their battle against addiction.
If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health disorder and substance abuse, help is just a phone call away. Call Banyan Treatment Center now, we are here to help: 1 (630) 748-7315.
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