Substance Use Disorder
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Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Mental health problems and substance use disorders sometimes occur together. This is because:
Certain illegal drugs can cause people with an addiction to experience one or more symptoms of a mental health problem
Mental health problems can sometimes lead to alcohol or drug use, as some people with a mental health problem may misuse these substances as a form of self-medication
Mental and substance use disorders share some underlying causes, including changes in brain composition, genetic vulnerabilities, and early exposure to stress or trauma
More than one in four adults living with serious mental health problems also has a substance use problem. Substance use problems occur more frequently with certain mental health problems, including:
MAT Medications, Counseling, and Related Conditions
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. It is also important to address other health conditions during treatment.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several different medications to treat alcohol and opioid use disorders MAT medications relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical imbalances in the body. Medications used for MAT are evidence-based treatment options and do not just substitute one drug for another.
Some of the medications used in MAT are controlled substances due to their potential for misuse. Drugs, substances, and certain chemicals used to make drugs are classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) into five distinct categories, or schedules, depending upon a drug’s acceptable medical use and potential for misuse.
Beautiful Mind and Body Clinic is leading the Garden State to recovery and sobriety by utilizing the Nurse Care Manager Model. The benefit to our members is the nurses increase patient access to treatment and retention in care. For over 20 years, nurses have been the number 1 trusted profession, so would it be wise to trust anyone else with your LIFE!
This short animation created by Andreas Hykade breaks down what drug addiction looks like in its simplest form. It’s remarkably catching and has been creating a buzz around the web.
The bird-like creature is caught up and will not let go of the golden nugget. The golden nugget represents any drug of choice – alcohol, cocaine, opiates, benzo, heroin, and much more.
The bird’s sole focus is to ride the high created by the mysterious golden nugget. Unfortunately, each fall after launching off into a whole new realm gets bumpier and more aggressive. Even the flight itself is short lived and does not live to its original glory.
Sound familiar? Is ignorance a bliss?
Had the bird not tasted the golden nugget in the first place, it would have been on a longer journey to fix its satisfaction.
Are we bound to find something else better than addiction? Will the walk be aimless?
These are some of the questions an addict or even a first time substance user experiences. It’s a slippery slope, but it can be avoided with self-restraint and a serious effort to break the trend.
What do you think?