Treatment for Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use
By Stonewater Recovery · 3 minute read
Bipolar disorder, previously referred to as manic depression, is a mental disorder characterized by sudden and intense shifts in mood, behavior, and energy levels. Unfortunately, the condition poses a risk to your son's physical and emotional well-being. Teens with bipolar disorder are more likely to have relationship problems, experience economic instability, suffer from accidental injuries, and even commit suicide. They are also significantly more likely to develop an addiction to drugs or alcohol. If your son is struggling with bipolar disorder as well as a drug or alcohol problem, they may have a dual diagnosis of bipolar disorder and substance abuse. Having a dual diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder can certainly make recovery more challenging. Teens who are suffering from bipolar disorder experience emotional instability that can interfere with their substance abuse recovery program, making it difficult to comply with their treatment plan's guidelines. Our treatment team at Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center is here to provide your son with a bipolar disorder treatment program that works for them. Contact us today at 662.373.2828 to learn about our adolescent treatment center options.