Treating Complex or Multiple Addictions

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Multiple addictions occur simultaneously and cause Atlanta residents to become dependent on a combination of substances or activities. Co-occurring mental health and addiction issues can further complicate a substance abuse problem. While multiple and complex addictions require thorough integrated treatment, they can be addressed through rehab, and struggling individuals can find a healthy and drug-free life.

Co-Occurring Alcohol and Drug Addictions in Atlanta

Common co-occurring addictions involve alcoholism and prescription drug addiction. These substances have similar effects on the body and mind, and the two substance abuse issues often encourage and strengthen one another. Alcohol may also be used in combination with illegal street drugs. If an Atlanta resident is abusing prescription or street drugs, using alcohol seems like a less serious offense. However alcohol enhances the effects of many drugs and can cause serious health problems, increase the likelihood of overdose or lead to death. Treating Atlanta residents with multiple drug addictions is a complicated process, but quality integrated treatment can address all co-occurring concerns and ensure patient safety during the recovery process.

Addiction Problems and Mental Health

Mental health issues and addiction problems occur together commonly. Mental health concerns may lead to drug use and addiction, because individuals seek an escape from their symptoms through drug and alcohol use. This is only a quick fix to a long-term problem for Atlanta residents. Addiction and mental health issues can arise in the opposite order as well. Drugs can disrupt lives and create or worsen existing concerns such as the following:

  • Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Conduct disorders involving long-term behavioral issues
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia

Co-occurring mental health issues and addiction concerns require integrated treatment. Diagnosing separate problems becomes a challenge, and treating each as unique or non-related will not lead to lasting recovery and mental health. Addiction and mental health are closely related, and both must be addressed for a lasting solution.

Start Solving Co-Occurring Addiction Problems Today

Atlanta residents can find freedom from multiple and complex addiction problems. Call our toll-free helpline to learn more about options for addressing multiple addictions or co-occurring mental health and addiction concerns. We are here 24 hours a day, and we can connect you to the best integrated treatment available.