Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse Treatment in South Carolina
Bipolar Disorder can be tricky to diagnose and can be caused by genetics, brain chemistry or exposure to stressful environments. People suffering from this disorder go through significant mood swings that take them from feelings of astonishing highs to overwhelming lows. It is a manic disorder that leaves many sufferers unable to effectively their everyday lives. Handling such emotions is not easy and, for many, difficult. To ease the pain and provide a temporary sense of normalcy, sufferers use substances like drugs and alcohol as self-medication. This chronic process is unsafe and often results in dependence.
Bipolar is a Co-Occurring Disorder
Aside from treating any addiction, it is crucial to also diagnose and treat any co-occurring disorders. As a result, treating one of these disorders but not the other cannot help the client reduce their dependency on drugs and alcohol.
Our South Carolina medical, mental health, and addiction specialists work together to craft customized care plans for every patient 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 consider a program like the one offered at BriteLife Recovery:
- Intense swings in energy and activity levels
- Sleep difficulty
- Feeling hopeless
- Difficulty focusingSuicide ideations
- Poor memory
- Careless behavior
- Poor nutrition