When substance use begins to impact an individual’s relationships, obligations in personal, academic, or professional realms, and/or physical health, an evaluation for treatment may be indicated. Research indicates that there is a high prevalence of comorbidity of mental health disorders and substance abuse disorders; many people use drugs or alcohol to “self-medicate” symptoms such as anxiety, depression, psychosis, or mood lability, and it is rare that a substance abuse disorder occurs in isolation.
In all cases, a thorough assessment is necessary to determine the function and impact of the substance disorder, along with underlying mental health symptoms and environmental and relational stressors. In some cases, referral to a higher level of care is indicated, such as a detoxification or residential treatment program.
Substance abuse can, at any age, lead to addiction, making it difficult for the patient to recover, so it is important to go to specialists when we identify that someone close to them may be consuming substances that could not only affect their physical health, but also their mental health. In children and young people, some alarms can be identified that may indicate that they are abusing substances, regardless of the age at which it is generated, it is vital to go to an expert in the early stages to avoid complications or that it becomes an addiction
At The Center of Cognitive and Behavioral Health we offer you quality advice in the company of specialists in all areas of mental health and disorders of all kinds. In our center you will be able to advise yourself with the best experts, visit us and find personalized help.
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