Can Drug Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated October 6, 2020

Bipolar disorder is a common mental illness characterized by drastic mood swings, including manic highs to depressive lows. Also referred to as manic depression, the psychological condition affects roughly 3% of adults in the United States1. If left untreated, the symptoms of bipolar disorder can be immensely challenging to work through — for both the Read More

Common Bipolar Alcoholic Traits

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated October 5, 2020

When someone has a dual diagnosis, it means they have both substance abuse disorder (SUD) and a co-occurring mental health condition. With a wide range of addictive substances in the world and just as many diagnosable mental illnesses, there are almost countless combinations of potential co-occurring disorders. However, some are more common than others, including Read More

The Connection Between Bipolar and Alcohol Abuse

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated September 28, 2020

Affecting about 3% of adults, bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States[1]. The primary attributes of this mood disorder are manic highs and depressive lows. These drastic mood swings can last anywhere from a few days to a few months. If someone is Read More

What to Look for with Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated September 22, 2020

Addiction and mental illness co-occur at alarming rates. While there are many possible combinations of co-occurring conditions, bipolar disorder and substance abuse are among the most common dual diagnoses. An estimated 56% of people with bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) also battle addiction to drugs or alcohol at some point in their lives. Read More

What is Dual Diagnosis?

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated September 7, 2020

Substance abuse and mental illness often coincide, and treating them separately can be unproductive for those in recovery. For this reason, we at Northbound Treatment believe in addressing both issues as part of a comprehensive drug or alcohol rehab program. Roughly half of those suffering from a mental health disorder also struggle with substance abuse. Read More

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