Substance abuse is a major issue all over the world. Many times, we don't think about how big of a problem it is until it happens to us or someone we love. Unfortunately, the person you would least expect can go through substance abuse and addiction. In our previous blog post, we talked about how substance abuse and mental health disorders can be related. While one doesn't necessarily cause the other, substance abuse can be an issue in those suffering from mental health disorders.
Oftentimes, those suffering from a mental disorder use drugs or alcohol to help mask their symptoms. They self medicate or use it to drown out reality. If you're looking for a mental health therapist in Greensboro, NC that you can trust, call Legacy Freedom.
Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Men
Did you know that mental health disorders in men are soaring throughout the US? Researchers are finding that a silent crisis is happening, all over the country. Sadly, suicide rates are at an all-time high for men, as well. More than 75% of all victims of suicide in the United States are men. Research shows that every 20 minutes a male commits suicide. Rural areas and small towns have the highest rates.
While various reasons for suicide come into play, the biggest factors are depression, anxiety and worry. The economy is getting better, but many people are still without employment. When men are unable to find work and be the breadwinner of the household, they often lose their meaning in life and sense of pride.
Losing a job, going through a divorce, and other life changes or unexpected factors can all contribute to depression or anxiety. Men often find themselves using drugs or alcohol to help them cope.
We hope this information helps you if you're struggling from a mental disorder and/or substance abuse. Your actions are different when abusing drugs or alcohol. Even those that suffer from depression, anxiety or a personality disorder tend to act differently when using drugs or alcohol to mask symptoms. To ensure your safety from injury, illness or other issues that can come from substance abuse contact Legacy Freedom. Our holistic treatment center is here to help you get back on track.
To learn more about substance abuse, mental disorders and the differences in men and women who suffer from these issues, visit with our next blog post.
Dependable Mental Health Therapist In Greensboro, NC
Please contact Legacy of Greensboro NC to learn more about our services. We are here to help you back on track to a happy, healthy life with therapy programs like:
- Adventure Therapy
- Acupuncture Therapy
- Chemical Dependency
- Equine Assisted
- EMDR Therapy
- Inner Child
- Life/Purpose Coaching
- Meditation Therapy
- Nutritional Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Sound Therapy
- Tai Chi
We also treat the following disorders:
- Mood Disorders
- Specific Phobias
- Bipolar Disorder
- Cyclothymic Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- PTSD and Panic Disorders
- Adjustment Disorders
- Dissociative Disorders
- Factitious Disorders
- Process Addictions
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Stress Response Syndromes
- Intermittent Explosive Disorder
- Anxiety, Panic, and Social Disorders
- Sexual Dysfunction, Gender Identity Disorders
- Personality Disorders: OCD, Paranoia, etc.
- Tic Disorders – Tourette’s etc.
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
We have the best mental health therapist in Greensboro, NC to help you find the root cause of your mental illness. We also help you treat and recover from it. Learning to cope with a mental illness alone is difficult and overwhelming, however, you don't have to suffer alone. Contact our Greensboro office today for more information.