Mental health and substance abuse are highly interrelated conditions. When they manifest together in the same patient, they can create a much higher risk for suicide. Almost half of all Americans who struggle with a serious mental illness also meet the criteria for addiction. 1/3 of people diagnosed with mental illness also struggle with substance abuse.
Mental illness makes people more susceptible to the effects of certain drugs, and makes them more likely to get addicted. Almost 9 million Americans struggle with both drug addiction and mental illness. Substance abuse issues can affect the brain, making mental health treatment more difficult. 50% of all Americans who use drugs on a regular basis also have a co-morbid mental illness issue. The percentage of adults who have mental illnesses and substance addiction rose by 30% in the last 12 months. 25% of adults who reported a recent depressive episode also engaged in substance abuse. People with major depression are 10-15% more likely to struggle with substance abuse. For alcoholics, the risk for suicide is 100 times higher. 1 in 5 alcoholics will attempt suicide at least once in their lives. Drug addiction and alcoholism can severely increase the risk for mental illness and suicide. The best way to protect yourself and your family from these issues is the right course of substance abuse rehab.
Our inpatient alcohol rehab specializes in helping alcoholics begin a path to alcohol recovery. Each of our skilled addiction counselors have experience, knowledge, and skills to identify alcohol abuse triggers and create ways to cope with triggers.
Each individual will receive a full physical and psychological evaluation, so that our counselors can fully understand what the primary needs are currently. From there, we prioritize the treatment plan accordingly. For instance, if someone is strongly dependent on alcohol, a medically supervised detoxification would be the first phase of treatment. From there, we will re-evaluate the individual to see what treatment plan will best fit their individual needs based off triggers, history, and mental illness status.
During inpatient alcohol rehab, patients have the ability to connect with others who are struggling with similar circumstances. They will also have 24 hour access to counselors, so there’s never a moment where a patient doesn’t have someone there to talk to for support.
If someone is struggling with alcohol addiction or dependence, seek addiction help immediately. This disease can lead to life-changing consequences and even death. Professional help is highly recommended for a safe alcohol addiction recovery.