April 2021 – Some people fail to respond to treatments because they have an untreated dual diagnosis. A dual diagnosis is a situation in which a patient has to deal with an untreated problem like depression or anxiety along with drug addiction.

People who suffer from this can have a lot of problems, especially mental problems, which do not get proper treatment because of their substance abuse problems. This results in creating other problems which force patients to lose focus on their treatment for drug addiction, and consequently, the treatments fail to produce any good results.

Mental turmoil

A lot of people who suffer from mental health issues alongside a drug addiction problem will find it difficult to cure their addiction. Such people tend to use a lot of self-medications which causes them to refuse to give up drugs and alcohol.

A lot of patients understand that drug addiction and mental turmoil are related, and this causes their addiction to exacerbate. It would be prudent for such people to take medication for both their mental issues and drug addiction problems. Ignoring one problem for the other will be bad for them.

Ambivalence towards recovery

A lot of people do not put in the necessary effort required to stop their addiction. There are several individuals who do not have adequate determination to address their problems. This is a lack of mental strength, and it stops people from stopping their drug addiction.

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