During addiction recovery, the effects of substance abuse on mental health are easily observed.
The impact addiction has on mental health is undeniable and often, permanent. This is especially true when someone has abused substances for an extended period of time.
Some of the long-term mental health issues that may arise from addiction are anxiety, depression, sleeping disorders, mood disorders and even psychosis.
There are several reasons why alcohol and substance abuse can result in mental health conditions. This article will focus on just a few.
Although drug and alcohol abuse have many more negative effects on our mental health, just by looking at these three points it’s easy to see that the effects are far-reaching.
During addiction recovery, mental health issues are addressed at the same time as the addiction itself.
By choosing to seek help, you significantly increase your chances of avoiding serious mental health issues from developing, as well as receiving compassionate support for existing issues.
At Step Away, we treat addiction and mental health problems as a dual diagnosis during our addiction recovery programme. For more information about our programme and how our centre can help you, please contact us.
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