Addiction and Mental Illness: A Common Connection

For those who are struggling with substance abuse, mental illness is a common concern. In fact, according to data from 2016, 8.2 million adults were struggling with both mental illness and substance abuse in the past year. Of those, less than half received treatment for one or the other. In all, less than 7 percent received help for both conditions.

Addiction and Mental Illness: A Common ConnectionDespite the prevalence of mental health disorders among those who are struggling with substance abuse, many substance abuse programs do not address mental health concerns. Similarly, the mental health system is not always properly equipped to treat substance abuse. Therefore, if you need treatment for both a mental health disorder and substance abuse, you need to find a program that will assist with both.

Oftentimes, substance abuse and mental health disorders have overlapping risk factors that need to be addressed. These include:

  • Childhood trauma
  • Epigenetics
  • Genetics
  • Neurological deficits
  • Stress
  • Trauma

At Advanced Spine & Rehab, we specialize in helping those who are suffering from addition to opioids. With the help of subxone, we are able to address the chemical dependency associated with this addiction. By taking a holistic approach with each patient, we are also able to explore the underlying causes of addiction in order to help our patients gain the skills necessary to battle their addiction.

If you or someone you love is battling opioid addiction, contact Advanced Spine & Rehab today to learn more about how a suboxone treatment program can help. We will be happy to work with you to create an individualized program to suit your needs.

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