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Kick Off Mental Health Addiction

Published at 07/03/2011 23:16:56

 Today many people face a variety of diseases and disorders that make their lives a little difficult to live in. however with such hard ships in the lives of some people, that doesn’t mean you give up hope on living and simply shut yourself up in a room. There are schizophrenic people, handicapped ones, blind people, deaf people, and all kinds of them who are amazing human beings and living their lives the way they want to. You should never let these get to you as a person and make the most of what you have in life. Yes illnesses can be a hard thing to deal with, but then that is life, you deal with the hard ships and the troubles that come along the way of your journey. 

 Mental health addiction is something that quite a few people suffer from today. This is basically called a co-occurring disorder, one that has two things involved in it. It is also known as a dual diagnosis, with dual meaning two, and hence the term used to describe the diagnosis of two problems in the same person. This happens when an individual is suffering from a mental disorder such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder or any other such disorder and also has an alcohol or substance abuse disorder; in other words an addiction problem. The disadvantage here is the fact that it is not easy to treat addiction problems; however, coupled with a mental disorder, this can become quite tricky a situation to deal with. This is why many people don’t opt for treatment since the process is long, sometimes excruciating for the patient and overall does not offer immediate gratification. However, this doesn’t mean that it is impossible. 

 Studies have shown that addiction and mental health problems go hand in hand and criminal justice systems have a higher tendency and prevalence to develop co-occurring disorders. The best way to kick off mental health addiction is to diagnose the problems separately and treat them together. Once they are treated together around the same time, the patient has a higher chance of recovery.  Both the problems exist together. So if one of them is being treated while the other is being left aside, unchecked for the time being, then the recovery from the mental health addiction problems may become impossible. 

Tips and comments:

 To kick off mental health addiction, you need to have hope. That is a large part of many successful treatment therapies and it has been proven to be true in quite a few cases. The individual needs to believe in him or her and that they have the ability to get better. Another point to keep in mind is not to get upset or disheartened if a reversion takes place. With the right thoughts, people can bounce back quickly from relapses as well. Having a moral and social support can also help the patients to get rid of mental health addiction. The support can be from anyone whether it is a lover, friends or family, or simply a support group such as AA members. 


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