Addiction and Bipolar Disorder care in pennsylvania
Bipolar Disorder can be complicated to diagnose and can be caused by genetics, brain chemistry or living in stressful environments. People experiencing bipolar disorder go through significant mood swings that take them from feelings of surprising highs to devastating lows. It is a manic disorder that leaves many sufferers unable to effectively handle their everyday lives. Coping with such emotions is not easy and impossible for some. To ease the pain and provide a temporary sense of normalcy, bipolar sufferers use drugs and alcohol to self-medicate. This ongoing process is unsafe and often results in substance use disorder on top of their bipolar condition.
Bipolar is a Co-Occurring Disorder
Apart from treating any addiction, it is critical to also diagnose and treat any co-occurring disorders. As a result, treating one of these disorders but not the other will not help the client to heal and recover from their addiction to drugs and alcohol. For this reason, our clinical team performs detailed intake process with each client. Our doctors and therapists work together to create customized care plans for every client that treat all addictions and co-occurring disorders to ensure long-term success.
The following symptoms may indicate that you or someone you know suffers from bipolar disorder and should think about a program like BriteLife Recovery at Hanover:
- Dramatic highs and lows
- Sleep difficulty
- Feeling hopeless
- Trouble focusing
- Suicide ideations
- Poor memory
- Reckless behavior
- Poor eating habits
Left untreated, bipolar and substance use disorder will only worsen. Call BriteLife today at 866-470-1464 to learn more about our addiction programs.