Neurish Substance Use Disorders Overview
What Are Substance-Use Disorders?
Substance use disorders are a complex group of conditions characterized by the problematic use of drugs or alcohol. It is a chronic disease of the brain that can have serious consequences on an individual’s health, relationships, and daily life.
The criteria for a substance use disorder include a wide range of problematic behaviors, such as craving, tolerance, withdrawal, and continued use despite negative consequences. Substance use disorders can vary in severity, from mild to severe, and can have a significant impact on an individual’s physical and mental health.
At our California mental health facilities, we work with each patient to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses their unique situation and condition. We believe that recovery is a lifelong process, and we are committed to supporting our patients every step of the way. We take a holistic approach to luxury mental health treatment that addresses not only the physical and psychological aspects of addiction but also the social, spiritual, and emotional aspects.
Which Substance Use Disorders Do We Treat at Our Luxury Mental Health Facilities?
At our Orange County mental health facility, we offer comprehensive treatment for substance use disorders that is tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. We treat a range of substance use disorders, including but not limited to:
Addictive disorders refer to the compulsive use of substances, which can result in physical and psychological dependence. Common addictive disorders include alcohol use disorder, opioid use disorder, and amphetamine use disorder.
- Alcohol Use Disorder: Alcohol use disorder is a chronic condition characterized by the inability to control alcohol consumption, despite its negative impact on an individual’s health and relationships. It can lead to serious health problems, including liver disease, heart disease, and cancer.
- Opioid Use Disorder: Opioid use disorder is a condition characterized by the compulsive use of opioids, which can lead to physical and psychological dependence. Opioids include prescription painkillers, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs, such as heroin.
- Amphetamine Use Disorder: Amphetamine use disorder is a condition characterized by the compulsive use of amphetamines, which can lead to physical and psychological dependence. Amphetamines include prescription drugs, such as Adderall and Ritalin, as well as illegal drugs, such as methamphetamine.
Cannabis-induced psychosis is a rare but serious condition that can occur in individuals who use cannabis. It is characterized by symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, disjointed thinking, paranoia, and erratic behavior and emotions. This condition is more common among individuals who use high-potency cannabis or who frequently consume cannabis in excessive amounts.
People with a history of mental illness are predisposed to this kind of psychosis, and when triggered, the episode is usually intense. But generally symptoms subside after the substance has left the persons system. It is important for individuals who experience symptoms of cannabis-induced psychosis to seek immediate professional help and get screened for mental illness.
Substance-induced psychosis is a condition that can occur in individuals who use drugs or alcohol excessively. It is characterized by symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized thinking. Substance-induced psychosis can be a serious and potentially life-threatening condition, and may require immediate medical attention.
Treatment for substance-induced psychosis may include medication to manage symptoms, as well as therapy to address underlying substance use disorders. It is important for individuals who experience symptoms of substance-induced psychosis to seek professional help as soon as possible.
Common Co-Occurring Disorders for Substance Use Disorders
It is common for individuals with substance use disorders to also experience other mental health conditions. These are known as co-occurring disorders or dual diagnoses. Some common co-occurring disorders for substance use disorders include:
- Depression: Depression is a common mental health disorder that can co-occur with substance use disorders. It is characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities.
- Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health disorders characterized by excessive worry, fear, and avoidance behaviors. Common anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): PTSD is a mental health disorder that can occur after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, and hypervigilance.
Co-occurring disorders can complicate the treatment of substance use disorders, and require a comprehensive treatment approach that addresses both conditions. At our mental health treatment center, we offer integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders, including medication-assisted treatment, psychotherapy, and support groups.