Article provided by: White House Recovery
Addiction is a disease that is unpredictable, as it can strike anyone at any given time. It is not uncommon for people who suffer from addiction to also suffer from another underlying condition, usually a mental health condition. Mental health disorders and addiction are often diagnosed together because the addiction feeds on the disorder and the mental disorder feeds on the addiction.
Living with addiction can feel like watching your life pass you by while you sit on a shelf. You can see what is happening in your life, and you have reactions to it. However, you are stuck sitting on the shelf, just watching, as addiction makes your life choices for you. Battling against addiction with an underlying mental disorder can be twice as hard because you have to fight two different demons that have joined forces. In many cases, addicts have undiagnosed mental disorders that they have never sought treatment for.
There is a lot of stigmas attached to words like ‘addiction’ and ‘rehab.’ However, seeking help for an addiction takes a lot of bravery and strength. Walking into a facility and admitting to a complete stranger that you have a problem you need help with can make a person feel like they are an inch tall. People who speak down about those suffering from addiction probably don’t know enough about addiction to have an opinion, but that doesn’t seem to stop them from thinking they should have one.
Folks in recovery often speak about how hard it was to put other people’s opinions and thoughts to the side when they were trying to get their lives back on track. Addiction can be an ugly world to live in because addicts tend to lose their friends, their families, and even their jobs. On the other hand, there are also functioning addicts who are able to hold down employment. While they may be able to keep a job, it doesn’t mean the addict is enjoying a high quality of life.
Seeking Help for Addiction and Underlying Mental Health Disorders
For those who feel they need to help battle against an addiction with a mental health disorder, you shouldn’t be afraid to reach out for a helping hand when you need it. At White House Recovery and Detox, we can offer you the help you need without passing any judgment on you at all. We believe that everyone in our facility is created equal, and many of our staff members have experienced addiction in their lives in a variety of ways. Our facility doesn’t believe in letting people wallow in their addiction because we believe that our patients need a solid foundation to build a sober lifestyle.
Providing You with the Tools You Need to Succeed
At White House Recovery and Detox, we will provide you with the tools you need to achieve success in our programs. Our multiple treatment options can help people suffering from many types of addiction, as the disease can come in many forms. Contact us today to learn more details.