People who use methamphetamine usually say that this drug’s pleasurable high keeps them in its grasp. Meth is known for making people feel more attractive, energized, focused, confident and desirable. In many cases, people start on the road to meth addiction because of a co-occurring condition. Depression, trauma, anxiety and other treatable mental health issues can be addressed in dual diagnosis meth treatment.
Meth Treatment and Co-Occurring Conditions
In America, nearly 8 million people suffer from both a mental illness and addiction. This is called a co-occurring condition. A dual diagnosis is a doctor’s identification of your conditions occurring together as part of mental illness and substance abuse. Once you know about your co-occurring conditions, you can get the meth treatment you need.
Having a clear diagnosis of co-occurring conditions is actually quite helpful. Many people who find out they suffer from depression or another mental illness say the diagnosis is like a light bulb switching on. Suddenly they understand why they turned to drugs or alcohol in the first place. If you’re stuck in the cycle of meth addiction and don’t know how you got there, a dual diagnosis may provide answers.
Therapy is the one of the most important treatments for co-occurring conditions of mental illness and meth addiction. In rehab therapy, you’ll learn:
- About your mental illness
- Signs that your mental illness isn’t controlled
- Why you started abusing meth
- How to cope with both conditions
- How to keep yourself mentally healthy
- How to prevent meth relapse
A physician may provide you with medication for treatment of your mental illness. Chances are, you’ll be surprised how much better you feel about yourself and life in general, with the help of this medication and your therapies.
Dual Diagnosis Care in Meth Treatment Changes Your Life
Health professionals now know that people with mental illness have a higher chance of developing substance use disorders. The reverse is also true. That is, people with substance abuse disorders tend to suffer from mental illness. Developing mental illness when you have a meth addiction is common, as meth changes your brain chemistry.
About 45% of Americans entering rehab for meth have a co-occurring mental illness. If you’re one of those people, rehab can drastically change your life. Patients who undergo meth treatment as part of a dual diagnosis experience an improved quality of life in recovery.
Dual diagnosis changes people’s’ lives for the better by:
- Decreasing use of drugs or alcohol
- Improving mental health conditions
- Improving function in daily life
- Resulting in fewer cases of hospitalization
- Increasing stability in housing
- Resulting in fewer arrests
- Improving quality of life
Pinnacle Peak Recovery Treats Dual Diagnosis
Pinnacle Peak Recovery in Scottsdale, Arizona treats dual diagnosis patients from the time of their diagnosis into healthy recovery. If you have a co-occurring condition, you are absolutely not alone. What you didn’t know prior to receiving a dual diagnosis has been hurting you. Your mental illness has fed your addiction and, in turn, substance abuse has fed your mental illness.
You’ll receive the well-rounded treatment you need at Pinnacle Peak Recovery. Medication and therapy can help you beat addiction and start fresh with greater hope for lasting recovery.
You can’t get to healthy recovery alone. You need support and guidance every step of the way. If you or someone you love are ready to break free of meth addiction, call Pinnacle Peak Recovery at 866-954-0524.