Can Suboxone Cause Personality Disorders?
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People with a mental illness may find that most days are a struggle. Not only do they struggle with the same issues as others, but on top of those issues they struggle with a personality disorder. Any mental illness can impact an individual’s quality of life, so seek professional treatment to manage both issues at the same time.
How Personality Disorders Mask Addiction
Suffering from a personality disorder can cause people to feel alone and isolated. Thus, they may turn to drug use as a coping mechanism. However, the personality disorder may mask drug abuse in any of the following ways:
- Drugs can increase or decrease symptoms
- Each personality may have a different reaction to the addiction
- Drug use masks the real reasons behind drug use
If people had received previous treatment for a mental health issue, she may be on a medication that helps control her personality disorder. If used incorrectly, this medication could worsen or lessen the symptoms of the disorder. If this individual suffers from multi-personality disorder, each personality may have a different view of the addiction or may not even be aware that addiction is developing. This can make treating the addiction extremely difficult and at times impossible.
How to Recover from a Personality Disorder and Suboxone Addiction
Recovering from these problems is quite difficult, but you can make the process easier by having the right support system and treatment options. The following treatment options can address both mental health issues and addiction at the same time:
- Inpatient treatment
- Outpatient treatment
Inpatient treatment is a 24 hour setting that helps addicts through withdrawal because it offers medically supervised detox. This gives the addict a safe, drug-free and medicated withdrawal opportunity. Most addicts that try to withdrawal on their own without medical intervention fail, because they experience tremendous amounts of pain. This pain can cause them to use drugs so they experience brief moments of relief. Residential treatment is great for individuals with a Dual Diagnosis of addiction and mental illness. Residential settings are 24 hour facilities that monitor recovering addicts’ progress while treating their mental illness. Outpatient treatment is a continuation of therapy and prevention classes that help people stay sober after professional treatment.
Treatment for Suboxone Addiction and Personality Disorders
If you or someone you know has a personality disorder and Suboxone addiction, then call our toll-free helpline today. We are here to help you 24 hours a day; our counselors can answer your questions and help you find treatment. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain, so call us today.