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We can help you end your struggle with alcohol and bipolar disorder. When you call our 24-hour hotline, you will be put in contact with one of our admissions coordinators who know and understand what you are going through. They will answer any questions you may have and get you the help you need. We can get you into treatment quickly, most of the time the same day you call us.
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Risk and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
Signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder include:
• Large Mood Swings
• Sudden Manic Moments
• Sleep Loss
• Severe Depression
• Getting out of Bed Seems Impossible
• Frantically Getting a Million Things Done
This is often with no sense of what is going on around you and can be frightening to those who don’t understand. All of these emotions can come in more subdued forms. This is when a little bit of alcohol might make you feel normal but can send you into a downward spiral.
Alcohol Combined with Bipolar Disorder
The abuse of alcohol and bipolar disorder goes hand-in-hand. Because bipolar disorders deal with such drastic mood swings from manic episodes to severe depression alcohol tends to take the edges off such feelings. Alcohol is a near-perfect over the counter drug for both extremes of bipolar disorder. For the manic times, it makes everything more fun. It serves as a social lubrication allowing you to be the life of the party. For the dark and depressing times it takes some of the pain away by numbing it, but at the same time, it is further depressing your brain making it a dangerous combination.
Alcohol Effects the Brain Chemistry
The combination of bipolar disorder and alcoholism is particularly troubling because alcohol tends to make mood swings worse. While it feels as though it is helping, it is throwing your brain chemistry even more out of balance. Normalcy of any sort is difficult to find. Often alcohol is used because the medications offered for bipolar disorder completely flatten the emotions of the individual and alcohol allows you the opportunity to feel again. This feeds the alcohol addiction and makes it worse.
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What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Why Is It Important
Is important to address bipolar disorder while treating alcoholism to successfully quit drinking. By honestly addressing your bipolar tendencies your need to drink will decrease. While the alcohol addiction still needs to be treated, treating the root cause makes long term sobriety much more likely. If you don’t address the underlying cause, you will probably find yourself drinking again when you hit a bad patch or if your mood swings a great deal in one direction or the other. By learning other coping mechanisms and finding a way to understand and cope with your bipolar nature you can release yourself from the chains of alcohol.
In dual diagnosis treatment, the goal is to get you back to normal. While your bipolar disorder is not curable, there are many things you can use to help you reign in the drastic mood variations. From focused meditation to therapy to healthy hobbies you will find by refocusing your energy you will feel better about yourself. While it is likely, you will still require medication to deal with the bipolar aspect of your personality you can increase your endorphins and increase your serotonin levels in a way that will make your life more enjoyable. In dual diagnosis treatment, the focus is on complete healing rather than just addressing the symptoms of the disorder.
Background on Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder often runs in families and can be difficult to recognize. It is a scary term for something that is quite common. Once you have acknowledged your need for help getting the proper therapy is key. Finding the right combination of medications can be difficult and is made more complicated if you are self-medicating with alcohol.
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You should seek alcohol addiction treatment immediately. The sooner you begin to get help the sooner you will find yourself in balance and on your way to recovery. There is no reason to wait, the phone call is the hardest part. Once you get moving down your path to healthy living you will find each step gets a little easier.
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