Why do people abuse drugs and alcohol to the point of addiction, and despite the adverse effects it has on the quality of their life and their relationships with others? This question has confused many friends, family and loved ones of those who have a substance abuse problem. Most people don’t choose to continue falling deeper into a drug or alcohol habit because they enjoy having a substance dependency. Indeed, many substance abusers need psychiatric care to successfully break free of the cycle of their addiction.
Many substance abusers have fundamental mental health issues that have fueled their addiction until it has become the sole focus of their life. At New Found Life, our highly trained psychiatric staff can identify and address these mental health issues to give our patients the best possible chance at a successful long-term recovery.
Many with substance use disorders developed their dependency on their drug of choice due to undiagnosed symptoms of mental illness. These people often struggle with unexplained and untreated feelings of depression and anxiety, in addition to a multitude of other potential mental health disorders.
People who need psychiatric care for a mental illness often turn to drugs in a vain search to cope with their daily lives and achieve emotional stability. One of the many problems with this approach is that drugs and alcohol do not improve symptoms of mental illness – they merely mask and often exacerbate them. The result is a vicious cycle that almost always declines into an addiction, which necessitates psychiatric care during rehab.
Discovering the link between your psychiatric illness and your substance abuse will help you gain control of both conditions. New Found Life employs a team of cross-trained addiction care professionals who will help you break the cycle of addiction and mental illness. Contact our Long Beach rehab facility today to get the treatment you need and begin rebuilding your life with professional psychiatric help.