Take a closer look at our drug and alcohol treatment programs

Psychological Disorders & Addiction


According to drugabuse.gov about half of people who experience a mental illness will also experience a substance use disorder at some point in their lives and vice versa. Many people that have drug addictions struggle with psychological problems, such as clinical depression, stress and anxiety, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and also others.

Drug Abuse and Anxiety Disorder

After years of research study, data reveals high rates of drug use co-occurring with stress and anxiety conditions, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, and also post-traumatic stress disorder. Addiction specialists have suggested three primary pathways which could be responsible for these comorbidities. They are:

Self-Medication– People take more and more quantities of medications or alcohol to handle symptoms of their anxiousness.

Substance-Induced– Drug or alcohol use worsens signs of anxiety. Compound usage causes stress and anxiety.

Variable Path– Genes or various other sensitivities may cause a combination of substance usage problem as well as psychiatric conditions.

No matter exactly how a person establishes a comorbidity diagnosis, every one of these paths cause a dysfunctional pattern. In this example, each disorder prolongs the other. This dysfunction has consequences for the therapy of comorbid stress and anxiety as well as drug abuse.


Substance Abuse and Depression

Mood disorders are also commonly intertwined with addiction. Psychiatric disorders consisting of major clinical depression, dysthymia, bipolar illness, seasonal depression, postpartum depression, as well as atypical clinical depression may all connect with a co-occurring drug addiction.

Many turn to drugs or alcohol in order to minimize symptoms of their mental disease. However, continuous drug use can in fact make them feel worse. Using depressants, such as alcohol and opioids, aggravates signs and symptoms of clinical depression like sleepiness, and pessimism.

Depression and substance abuse combined can result in a high risk of self-harm, injury, as well as suicide. These conditions also weaken the immune system and also an individual’s total health and wellness, indicating that they are extra vulnerable to negative physical illnesses as well as health problems.


Drug Use and Psychosis

Psychotic conditions like schizophrenia frequently co-occur with drug abuse. According to NIH and a study done on people with schizophrenia, “47% of the subjects with a lifetime diagnosis of schizophrenia met the criteria for some form of substance abuse. In comparison with the general population, the odds of having a substance abuse diagnosis were found to be 4.6 times higher for subjects with schizophrenia.”

Much attention has been offered to the connection between drug use, psychotic symptoms, and psychotic conditions. There are 2 theories about exactly how this works. They are:

Substance abuse triggers psychotic symptoms in individuals with an underlying proneness to psychosis.

Direct exposure to drug use develops psychotic signs and symptoms independent of any underlying predisposition.

While scientists continue to question which of these is most valid, the results are similar. A mix of psychotic symptoms and also addiction can cause a complex course to therapy– one which requires experience as well as care.


Treatment for Psychiatric Disorders and Substance Abuse

Thankfully, comorbidity treatment is offered. At Northlake, we are very skilled in helping individuals to get help for both psychological problems and substance abuse. Our staff members have years of specialized training in mental health, making certain that each client obtains the highest level of take care of their co-occurring conditions.

In order for psychiatric disorders and addiction to be effectively treated, both need to be attended to in tandem. Our group is standing by to offer thorough and evidence-based treatment. We provide both group and individual treatment sessions rooted in scientifically advanced modalities.

If you are interested in learning more about our dual diagnosis treatment, contact us today.

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Northlake Recovery saved my life. I went there in June of 2020, and I haven’t touched a substance ever since.

ChrisSober since 18/10/2020

Why Choose Our Drug Rehab Center?

Our Positive Treatment Outcomes – These consistently outperform those for our competitors. By applying a “client-directed, outcome-informed” approach that is highly personalized to the needs of each client, and by measuring our outcomes with the help of an independent third party, we are continuously evaluating what is working well and what can be done better in serving our clients’ treatment needs.

The Purpose of Detox – What to Expect from Our Florida Medical Detox Program

The purpose of Northlake Recovery’s drug and alcohol detox program is to provide clients with a safe, comfortable and complete withdrawal that will help clients transition to the next level of treatment— all within the peace, privacy and convenience of our self-contained, three-acre campus. Our brand-new, state-of-the-art Florida detox center is situated near the beach. Northlake Recovery is also conveniently located near three major airports (Palm Beach International, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, and Miami International), close to leading area hospitals (Jupiter, JFK, and Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center), and enjoys easy access to one of the nation’s leading recovery hubs (Palm Beach County).

Here is what to expect from our drug and alcohol detox program:

  • A thorough medical and clinical assessment upon admission
  • A customized plan of care for your treatment needs
  • 24/7 high-level medical supervision of withdrawal symptoms
  • Renowned high safety standard, including one-on-one monitoring for clients who need it
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for cravings, if needed
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment for co-occurring mental disorders

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