“I started to cut myself. Every time I saw blood, it explained the pain I was feeling inside. I started to abuse alcohol and crack cocaine.” – Michael Ejoor.
There are a few mental health and behavioural disorders that repeatedly present themselves alongside addiction. Often, these disorders are the underlying cause of addiction. That’s why it’s important to never ignore the symptoms of mental health or behavioural disorder.
Common mental health disorders linked to substance abuse include the following:
– Attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
– Bipolar Disorder
– Borderline Personality Disorder
– Eating Disorders
– Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
– Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
– Post-traumatic stress disorder
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