Rehab and Mental Health: Dual Diagnosis and Recovery

Addiction Recovery and Mental Health

Many substance abuse problems cohabitate with mental health conditions. People with mental health conditions may turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with the symptoms of their mental illness, or their addiction may make other symptoms worse. The problem with PTSD, anxiety, depression and alcohol or drugs is that they create a vicious cycle and complicate recovery from the other.

Common Mental Health Conditions and Addictions

Whether your addiction is fuelling your mental health problems or you’re using drugs and alcohol to cope, you can overcome addiction and live a healthier life. Finding a rehabilitation centre that can help you manage both, and looking for keywords like “anxiety recovery centre” on their website, will ensure you receive the help you need.

Hills & Ranges, a rehabilitation centre in Melbourne, compiled this list of common mental health conditions associated with drug and alcohol addiction.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

People with ADHD are prone to acting impulsively and may have difficulties keeping track of time. Doctors commonly prescribe stimulants to treat ADHD, leading to some addiction problems.

Bipolar Disorder

For people with bipolar disorder, drugs and alcohol provide temporary relief from emotions associated with mania and depression.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Substance abuse and borderline personality disorder often occur together. BPD causes people to experience rapid mood swings and extreme emotions, which they may try to lessen with substances.

Depression

When it comes to substance abuse recovery, depression and alcohol or drugs go together frequently. People with depression may use substances to cope, but the crash after the high can devastate the pre-existing depressive condition even more.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

People with a generalized anxiety disorder may also use substances to cope with the symptoms of anxiety. However, as with depression, coming down from a high can exacerbate pre-existing symptoms.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

People with OCD experience unwanted compulsions. While there are many variations of OCD, these compulsions sometimes lead to depression and anxiety, which in turn can lead to substance abuse.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD causes the brain to produce fewer endorphins than a healthy brain, making the person depressed. Therefore, they may turn to substances for a temporary endorphin boost.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia causes hallucinations and delusions. When schizophrenia co-occurs with substance abuse, it can be challenging to determine which symptoms result from which condition. Therefore, substance abuse also makes existing schizophrenia symptoms worse.

Recovering from a Dual Diagnosis in Melbourne

Recovery counsellors must treat dual diagnoses differently than substance abuse alone. While Hills & Ranges is first and foremost a drugs and alcohol counselling centre, we also provide services that help our patients cope with concurrent mental health conditions. You can think of us as a depression or anxiety recovery centre too.

Seeking treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions is the best way to guarantee recovery and reclaim the fulfilling life you deserve. To learn more about drugs and alcohol counselling programs in Melbourne, call us on 1800 954 749

You May Also Like

Hills & Ranges Private E-Brochure

Download your FREE Copy Now

We are proud to announce the latest addition to our luxury rehab facilities, our Mount Dandenong Retreat. This stunning location in the heart of the Dandenong Rainforest provides the ultimate escape from the demands of everyday life and offers a serene and peaceful environment for recovery. Experience 5-star treatment and unwind in spacious private suites, relax in the jacuzzi spa, and be pampered with our day spa services including massages, hot stone therapy, and reiki. Nourish your body with delicious meals prepared by our private chefs, and strengthen your physical health with personalized training from our expert personal trainers. With a focus on enhancing your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, the Mount Dandenong Retreat is the ultimate escape for a successful and sustained recovery.

#hillsandrangesprivate #dandenongrainforest #rainforest #nature #summer #birds #naturewelove #welovenature #summervibes #beauty #luxury #mindfulness #waterfalls #manor #chalet #luxuryretreat #retreat #naturelovers #motivation #inspiration #mindset #reconnect #inspire #forestlife #relax #heritage #yarraranges #thisisheaven #peaceandquiet #mountains
"make sure you put your mental health first, and everything that you love, a very close second" 
- Edward Handley, Co-Founder of HARP

#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthretreat #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillnessmatters #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealthtreatment #mentalhealthsurvivor #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthtips #motivation #inspire #inspiration #hillsandranges #hillsandrangesprivate #mentalhealthsupport #awareness #awarenessiskey #recovery #speaker #inspiration #mondayinspiration #mondaymotivation #mondaymotivation
The Dandenong Rainforest offers unbelievable beauty all year round but coming out of spring into summer, the rainforest really transforms into such a rich array of flora and fauna. Being surrounded by such beauty really helps to just reset and reconnect with oneself. 

#hillsandrangesprivate #dandenongrainforest #rainforest #nature #summer #birds #naturewelove #welovenature #summervibes #beauty #luxury #mindfulness #waterfalls #manor #chalet #luxuryretreat #retreat #naturelovers #motivation #inspiration #mindset #reconnect #inspire #forestlife #relax #heritage #yarraranges #thisisheaven #peaceandquiet #mountains #
2 week Residential programs are now available to help you regain control, break free and start a new clean version of you. 
Start today and be home by Christmas, ready to reconnect and reunite with your Family and Friends. 

Call 1800 422 711 for all questions and to start your journey. 

#HillsAndRangesPrivate #holistictherapy #holisticwellness #holistichealth #awareness #awarenessiskey #newyou #newme #sobermovement #soberrocks #soberliving #healthylifestyle #healthandwellness #healthandfitness
Tell us how you have taken control of your life, what was the turning point and how have things changed since?
Share your story 📖

#motivation #tellyourstory #awareness #happylife #takecontrol #youareincontrol #youarethedirector #creator #writer #yourstory #recovery #mentalhealthawareness #sobermotivation #soberliving #soberlife #soberisbetter #sobermovement #soberlifestyle #sobrietyrocks #soberaussie #1monthsober #1yearsober #12monthssober #sobriety #story #betterliving #betterlife #mentalhealth #successstories #successinrecovery
Let's talk about the disease we still battle from 2019, the one that has escalated tremendously and is still on the rise now. And no we aren't talking about the C-word

#Censored #addictionawareness #addictionrecovery #addiction #addict #depressionhelp #mentalhealth #mentalillnessmatters #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #recoveringaddict #educateyourself #thefacts #fightagainstdepression #stigma #stigmafree #stigmafighter #help #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthsurvivor #HillsAndRangesPrivate #recoveryispossible #repost

Privacy Policy

This following document sets forth the Privacy Policy for this website. We are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Crh), which sets out a number ofprinciples concerning the privacy of individuals using this website.

Collection of your personal information

We collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information from visitors to this Website. Non-Personally Identifiable Information is information that cannot by itself be used to identify a particular person or entity, and may include your IP host address, pages viewed, browser type, Internet browsing and usage habits, advertisements that you click on, Internet Service Provider, domain name, the time/date of your visit to this Website, the referring URL and your computer’s operating system.

Free offers & opt-ins

Participation in providing your email address in return for an offer from this site is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose your information. You may unsubscribe at anytime so that you will not receive future emails.

Sharing of your personal information

Your personal information that we collect as a result of you purchasing our products & services, will NOT be shared with any third party, nor will it be used for unsolicited email marketing or spam. We may send you occasional marketing material in relation to our design services.

What Information Do We Collect?

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.

Cookie Based Marketing

Some of our advertising campaigns may track users across different websites for the purpose of displaying advertising. We do not know which specific website are used in these campaigns, but you should assume tracking occurs, and if this is an issue you should turn-off third party cookies in your web browser.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?

As you visit and browse Our Website, the Our Website uses cookies to differentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from having to log in more than is necessary for security. Cookies, in conjunction with our web server log files or pixels, allow us tocalculate the aggregate number of people visiting Our Website and which parts of the site are most popular.

This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve Our Website and better serve our clients. Cookies and pixels do not allow us to gather anypersonal information about you and we do not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.

IP Addresses

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected tothe Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.

Sharing and Selling Information

We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identify a subscriber (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide Services that you have requested.

How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?

You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by using our contact page form.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make amendments to this Privacy Policy at any time. If you have objections to the Privacy Policy, you should not access
or use this website. You may contact us at any time with regards to this privacy policy.

Hills & Ranges Private

eBrochure

Download your FREE Copy Now

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Thank you for Downloading our eBrochure

Play Video