Self-medication is the action of treating one’s pre-existing and distressing problems with a substance he or she deems effective. In most cases, self-medication is done through the use of damaging substances ranging from alcohol and marijuana to cocaine and heroin. While these substances may lessen or mask symptoms, their effects are only temporary and will only end up worsening the condition along with causing additional problems later on. Read more
The California Dual Diagnosis Helpline is committed to helping those who struggle with drug addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders find treatment. These resources will provide readers with articles and up to date reports on issues regarding drug addiction, mental illness, treatment programs and more. Check back often for new and exciting material.
If you or a loved one has an issue with addiction, your problem may extend further than substance abuse. Please call us for help on this matter and we will give you guidance on how to treat this problem.
- Marijuana effects dictated by brain region
- Adolescents with mental illnesses are at greater risk of long-term opioid use, says study
- Addiction: The cause and result of troubled family relationships
- Knowing the science behind addiction useful in helping loved ones overcome substance abuse
- Misdiagnosis bars dual diagnosis patients from receiving psychiatric help