Have you been recently diagnosed with dual diagnosis issues that must be
addressed? That means that there are a mood disorder and an addiction
problem. If you want help with it, here is some information that you can
use to better your life.
A lot of people that do drugs are doing them because they are dealing with
a mental problem. One problem, for instance, is anxiety and that is easy to
deal with by using alcohol. The problem with that, however, is that alcohol
is not good for you and it slowly starts to make your mind and body fall
apart. What started as you trying not to feel anxious will quickly turn
into you being a drunken mess most days. That's why it's so important to
quit self-medicating and to get your mood disorder cared for before it gets
out of hand.
Your options in dealing with a mental issue are going to have a lot to do
with where you are located and what you can afford. If you don't have any
insurance, then you may be able to find a state ran a program that lets you
get help for free. The first goal you probably will have is to get off
drugs and alcohol. That may take a hospital if you're going through serious
withdrawals, or it may just be better for you to go to a detox facility.
Find out what is available and then go to a place that keeps you clean.
After you withdraw from the substances you were on, you are going to feel
lost a lot of the time. This is why quitting is better to do in a facility,
so you don't end up getting high or drunk just to feel better. A lot of
mental issues feel a lot like they are impossible to deal with, and your
addiction will tell you that the only way to feel better is to use. In the
right environment, you can quit letting this mindset control you. You can
unravel the thought process you have built and made it work to your
Self-destructive behavior is something a lot of people don't understand.
You may be told that you should just quit drinking or that you're wasting
your life taking pills. They are not who you need to stop for, and they
probably will never get it unless they go through the same situation. So,
if you are ready to quit then find people to surround yourself that support
you. If nobody does, start working on yourself and eventually you will
start to find individuals in life that care about how you do.
The dual diagnosis that you have been diagnosed with may be hard to
understand. The good news is that it's possible to get clean and to be
happy. You just have to work day and night to get off of drugs and to keep
your mood disorder from throwing you off track.