5 Most Common Mental Health Conditions that Are Associated with Addictions

Addiction is often associated with a mental health condition making the recovery process challenging as the individual is faced with multiple internal battles. Whether its depression, bipolar disorder, or PTSD combined with addiction, these co-existing mental health conditions must be treated under a unified addiction treatment program to provide the recovering individual the best chance of successful and lasting recovery.

Below are the most common mental health conditions often associated with addictions. 

Alcoholism and anti-social personality disorder – according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, antisocial personality disorder has a close link with alcoholism. Alcoholism often makes this underlying mental illness even worse as time progresses.

Marijuana and Schizophrenia – about half of people with schizophrenia also abuse substances, though out of all drugs, marijuana seems to be the most prevalent with people suffering from this mental illness. Scientists and mental health experts are still unsure why this is so.

Cocaine addiction and anxiety disorder – when cocaine abuse results in symptoms found in anxiety disorder, such as paranoia, hallucinations, suspicion and insomnia, many find that cocaine addiction and anxiety disorders are usually associated together in some form.

Opioid addiction and PTSD – when an individual struggles with body pain that resulted from a traumatic experience (going to war or surviving a natural disaster); prescription painkiller medication is often the culprit for the person’s substance abuse disorder. Combined with the mental trauma of horrifying memories, prescription drug addiction for those struggling with PTSD can often lead to overdose and serious health problems later on in life.

Heroin addiction and depression – long term heroin abuse often leads to feelings of isolation, helplessness, fatigue and lack of motivation. As a result of burning out the brain’s reward system due to high levels of pleasure, depression can develop and lead to further drug use, thoughts of suicide, and a lack of motivation for seeking treatment.

If you or a loved one is exploring addiction treatment options, we invite you to take the time now to learn more about the Florida Center for Recovery’s inpatient rehab programs. As a leading addiction treatment center in central Florida, we provide supervised medical detox and rehab programs to treat alcoholism, drug addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders such as PTSD, depression and anxiety. We are a 72-bed rehab facility accredited and certified by The Joint Commission, which sets the standard for delivery of safe and effective care of the highest quality and value for our clients. As a licensed detox and addiction rehab facility, we provide treatment for those struggling with the disease of addiction throughout the nation. Our Drug and Alcohol Rehab offers specialized therapeutic and treatment programs which include: trauma therapy (Rapid Resolution Therapy®), Pregnant Women,  Military/First Responders and Chronic Relapse Program.

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