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Dissociative Personality Disorder and Prescription Drug Addiction

Dissociative Personality Disorder and Prescription Drug AddictionDissociative personality disorder is commonly referred to as split personality or borderline personality disorder, and thousands of Americans suffer from the disorder. Dissociative personality disorder causes problems in your life that most people do not have to deal with, and you may even be more likely to become addicted to drugs. If you are suffering from prescription drug addiction and dissociative personality disorder, you are not alone. Help is available that can treat both problems. Getting treatment for your addiction and dissociative personality disorder can change your life.

Does Dissociative Personality Disorder Cause Prescription Drug Addiction?

Although dissociative personality disorder can make prescription drug addiction more likely, that does not mean you will become addicted to prescription drugs. You have the choice to abuse prescription drugs, and if you choose not to abuse prescription drugs, there is no way you can become addicted. If you do begin abusing prescription drugs, dissociative personality disorder can make your abuse worse. Although you may turn to prescription drugs to find temporary relief from dissociative personality disorder, that will only serve to make your symptoms worse.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Prescription Drugs and Dissociative Personality Disorder

Dual Diagnosis treatment addresses mental health issues and addiction simultaneously, so you can get help for prescription drug addiction and dissociative personality disorder at the same time. Traditional forms of addiction treatment only focus on prescription drug addiction. When you leave the treatment center, you can then receive treatment for your dissociative personality disorder, but that will not help you learn about the link between the disorder and your prescription drug addiction. Dual Diagnosis treatment offers therapy for your mental health disorder and prescription drug addiction at the same time, so you can learn how the two are related and attack both problems.

Help for Prescription Drug Addiction and Dissociative Personality Disorder

If you would like to find help for your prescription drug addiction and dissociative personality disorder, call our toll-free helpline now. Our trained addiction experts can help you find the information you need to tackle your problems. They can answer any questions you have and direct you to an effective treatment center. They are standing by 24 hours a day, so call now.

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