Although the main reason that many people abuse drugs is to feel better, they often end up feeling worse in the long run than before they started using. This phenomenon is substance induced mood disorder, and it can be as crushing as any disease related to addiction. It's important to find a\u00a0mood disorders treatment program\u00a0to receive the best help.\r\nWhat is Substance Induced Mood Disorder?\r\nSimilar to depression, Substance Induced Mood Disorder is a chronic condition that is co-occurring with addiction found through dual diagnosis. It isn't a transient feeling or even a mood crash experienced when drugs and alcohol wear off, but rather a feeling of sadness and hopelessness that hits hard and is long lasting.\r\n\r\nIn some cases, someone who suffers from this disorder can lose interest and enjoyment in life regardless of whether or not they are under the influence of drugs at the time. This can cause the person to increase their doses or switch to stronger drugs in an effort to self medicate even though it is the drugs themselves that are fueling the negative feelings.\r\nCauses of Substance Induced Mood Disorder\r\nThe balance of chemicals in the brain can be fragile, and a substance that causes an imbalance of chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin can wildly impair the stability of a person's mood. This can also change thoughts. emotional reactions, and the motivations of a person.\r\n\r\nCommon drugs that cause Substance Induced Mood Disorder include:\r\n\r\n \tAlcohol\r\n \tCocaine\r\n \tLSD- Methamphetamines\r\n \tOpioids\r\n \tPrescription antidepressants\r\n\r\nIn addition, some nonprescription medications that are commonly abused such as antihistamines and cough medicine can contribute to substance-induced mood changes that can last for weeks after the drug is no longer taking it.\r\nSymptoms of Substance Induced Mood Disorder\r\nA substance-induced mood disorder can resemble bipolar disorder in that it may have both manic and depressive symptoms. Depressive symptoms of this disorder include:\r\n\r\n \tChronic exhaustion\r\n \tRapidly fluctuating weight\r\n \tInsomnia\r\n \tLoss of interest in pleasurable activities\r\n \tTrouble Concentrating\r\n \tLoss of hope or suicidal ideation\r\n\r\nMania symptoms can cause as much difficulty in life as depressive symptoms. Those suffering from them may be less willing to seek help for them because they often feel empowered by their mania. These symptoms include:\r\n\r\n \tUnnaturally high estimation of self-worth\r\n \tRacing thoughts and talking faster than normal\r\n \tIncoherence and difficulty concentrating on tasks\r\n \tRestlessness and inability to sleep or feel tired\r\n \tAnxiety and irritability with others\r\n \tSprees of reckless behavior, and panic attacks and social outbursts\r\n\r\nTreating Substance Induced Mood Disorder\r\nTreating this disorder in tandem with the addiction the person is suffering from is crucial.\r\n\r\nAt the same time, the mood disorder is part of a vicious cycle that must receive treatment with intensive individual therapy. This is why Beaches Recovery has integrated our drug rehabilitation program with an effective mood disorders treatment program as well as therapy for other co-occurring conditions.\r\n\r\nDo you think that you or someone you love is suffering from a mood disorder brought on by alcohol or drug use? Please call Beaches Recovery of Jacksonville at <a href='tel:8666050532'>866.605.0532</a> to learn more about substance induced mood disorder and take the first step toward a better life.