Mental health issues can be tricky to manage. Unlike many physical health issues, there isn’t a cut-and-dry way to determine whether someone’s mental health is declining.
Many people who deal with mental health issues find that drugs and alcohol numb the anxiety and pain that can come with many psychiatric and psychological diagnoses. Sadly, addiction can set in quickly when a person who deals with mental health issues begins to abuse drugs or alcohol. People who live with a mental health condition in addition to substance use disorder are known in the addiction treatment field as dual diagnosis clients.
If your loved one who has a mental health issue is dealing with addiction, it’s smart to consider an intervention to provide the help that they need. During an intervention, you and your family will work with a professional interventionist to discuss how to best present your loved ones with your concerns and ask that they get treatment. Here, we’ll discuss how mental health conditions can decline quickly, how to decide if your loved one needs an intervention, and how an intervention can serve both mental health and addiction issues at the same time.
There are many factors that can cause a mental health condition to go downhill quickly, including:
It can be hard to know when it’s time to intervene for your loved one who is experiencing a mental health issue.
Some signs that it’s time to talk to your family about putting an intervention together for your loved one include:
Often, mental health issues and substance use disorders go hand in hand. One of the main concerns of people who have both a mental health disorder and substance use disorder may be finding a facility that can meet both their addiction and mental health treatment needs.
Thankfully, many addiction treatment centers offer a full spectrum of mental health services, allowing clients to attack all aspects of their mental health at the same time.
If your loved one is struggling with both mental health and addiction, be sure to work closely with your professional interventionist to find a treatment facility that can meet all of your loved one’s needs. It’s likely that your loved one will object to treatment during the intervention out of fear that a rehab facility will not be able to handle their mental health issues. Letting your loved one know that you’ve done your research and found the right facility for their needs can go a long way in helping them feel comfortable in agreeing to treatment.
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At Addiction Interventions, we know how hard interventions for mental health can be, especially in a crisis. Our trained professional intervention specialists can help. If your loved one is going through a mental health crisis and is also dealing with addiction to drugs and alcohol, it’s essential that you intervene as soon as possible.
Reach out to us today to schedule a free consultation with a trained interventionist who can help you provide your loved one with the utmost support, care, and opportunity for recovery.