Alcoholism is not just a physical disease. It has a complex impact on your health and your overall well-being. When it comes to mental health and alcoholism, recognizing the deep connection is critical. At Archstone Behavioral Health we offer dual diagnosis, a treatment plan to help manage substance use disorder and mental health conditions.
What Happens with Mental Health and Alcoholism Long Term?
Alcoholism impacts your health. The longer you use it, the more complex needs become. Yet, the physical changes are just one component of what this disease can do. It can also interfere with the chemicals located in your brain. As it does, it creates dependence, a situation where you cannot stop using even if you want to do so. Soon, many people begin to struggle with their mental health more extensively. This may include developing mental health complications such as:
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress syndrome
Everyday stress becomes hard to control. You may feel it is just too hard to get up each day to face the challenges ahead of you. It is easier to just drink and not care what others think. Over time, many people battling mental health and alcoholism will find themselves struggling to feel as though they can get help.
Dual Diagnosis Can Help You
Dual diagnosis is a treatment plan that can help you. It combines mental health treatment with alcohol addiction treatment. This allows you to receive treatment for both disorders at one time, allowing your brain and body to heal. If you only address alcohol addiction without managing the actual mental health disorder, the patient will not be able to heal. At the same time, if you only address the mental health disorder without working to overcome your dependence and alcoholism, you’ll find additional challenges. In both cases, you’re more likely to relapse and face the same challenges time and time again.
How to Get Comprehensive Health for Alcohol Addiction
If you know you are struggling with mental health and alcoholism, take the first step in getting help. Request a consultation. Talk to your doctor at our location about what’s happening and what you’re feeling. Then, have a full assessment completed that helps your therapist see what is happening and what can be done.
Our dual diagnosis services are designed to give you the tools and resources you need. This brings together evidence-based and holistic therapies to help you to heal and feel better. You’ll find this can help to heal your mental health and your physical needs over time. You’ll feel more confident, and you’ll be ready to create a new future for yourself without complications for mental health or alcoholism.
Getting Help for Alcohol Addiction Starts with Immediate Support
Dual diagnosis is one of the treatment options we offer at Archstone Behavioral Health. It allows our team to help you balance both mental health and alcoholism. If you are struggling with either, reach out to us and let us know what your needs are. Our treatment options are extensive and can offer the type of improvement you need.
Learn more about the types of care we offer, including:
- Medical detox
- Residential treatment programs
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Medication-assisted therapy
- Partial hospitalization program
Find the Help You Need by Calling Archstone Behavioral Health
Mental health and alcoholism may have created a difficult path for you. There is help available to you. Our team at Archstone Behavioral Health can offer that support through dual diagnosis and comprehensive alcohol addiction treatment. Take the first step now. Call 561.631.9478 or reach out to us online for immediate help.