When a mentally ill person suffers from an addiction, he or she may be in denial regarding their issues. The mental illness alters the perceptions and thoughts of the addict, making it more likely he or she will neglect their personal care. For example, a person who suffers from depression may believe their life has no value so they shouldn’t be saved, and the drugs or alcohol helps them to cope with the symptoms of their mental illness. For this reason, it can be difficult for the person to get their life on track, and the best way to do so is to ensure both the mental illness and addiction are treated at the same time. A dual diagnosis facility can be of great help with this.
It is estimated that four million Americans simultaneously suffer from an addiction and a mental illness. Sadly, of these individuals, it is … Read the restRead More →