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The Link Between Substance Abuse And Suicide

Addiction , Addiction Treatment Alexa Iocco | September 20, 2022

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Substance Abuse And Suicide: Understanding The Link

Suicide rates have continued to rise over the years. More and more, there is a developing in the connection between substance abuse and the increase in suicide rates. Opioid addiction and alcohol addiction can exacerbate mental health conditions such as major depression, anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder which can also trigger suicide for many people. 

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Facts About Substance Abuse and Suicide 

Did you know that suicide is the 10th leading cause of Americans? More than 90% of suicidal deaths are a result of individuals who are depressed and also struggling with some form of opioid addiction or drug abuse. These facts are startling and play a factor into the importance of receiving not only substance abuse but also mental health treatment so that you can address not only your substance abuse but also any underlying issues that may also trigger your suicidal thoughts. 

Shared Risk Factors for Suicide and Substance Abuse

Did you know that if you struggle with alcohol or drug abuse, you are at an increased risk of making a suicide attempt? Individuals who have an addiction to prescription opioids or alcohol and other drug addiction often struggle with mental health issues. Major depression, anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder are conditions that are often masked by alcohol and other drug addiction. Therefore, when you combine addiction with mental health disorders, you put yourself at a higher risk for suicide. 

988: The Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Hotline

If you think that there is a possible that you or a loved one may make an attempt at suicide, you can reach out for help immediately simply by dialing 988. An individual with The Mental Health and Suicide Prevention will help to guide you through what you’re feeling as a result of mental health or drug abuse issues to help a person who may be at risk of suicide. 

Prevention and Treatment for Substance Abuse and Suicide at Resurgence

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use disorders or you think that they may make a suicide attempt, we encourage you to get in touch with our drug abuse and treatment team today. Our drug use disorders programs are second to none and can help you to navigate what you may be thinking and feeling as a result of your drug or alcohol consumption. 

We offer several different types of addiction treatment programs to address your alcohol or opioid use disorders. Drug or alcohol rehab will help you to understand the connection between substance abuse and possible suicide. Before you can begin your recovery process, however, there is a possibility that you will need to complete a detox program. This is important because withdrawal symptoms can also potentially trigger suicide thoughts or behaviors. 

During inpatient rehab, for example, you will be able to live on the campus of our addiction treatment facility which will allow you to receive the around the clock care from our addiction treatment team. If you’re unable to commit to an inpatient program for any reason, you can also opt to work through an outpatient treatment program which offers more flexibility. This means that you will be able to work or go to school and still receive the addiction care and treatment that you need throughout the course of your recovery. If you need to make any changes, our treatment team is always here for you to make those adjustments so that you can continue to make the most out of your recovery program. If you would like to learn more about our addiction treatment programs, we encourage you to get in touch with us today. 

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