Dependent Personality Disorder and Addiction Help

Dependent Personality Disorder and Addiction Help

Morphine addicts with dependent personality disorder find life extremely complicated and overwhelming.  This may be due in part to the fact that most treatment facilities address either addiction or mental illness, so they send patients back and forth between offices for treatment. However, for patients to recover from both their addictions and personality disorders, they need comprehensive treatment for both issues at the same time.

What Is Dependent Personality Disorder?

Personality disorders are patterns of behavior that stray from societal norms. People with dependent personality disorder exude problematic behaviors in the following areas:

  • Cognition/thinking
  • Affectivity/emotional expression
  • Interpersonal functioning/impulse control

Individuals with dependent personality disorder labor to make simple, everyday decisions without excessive advice and/or reassurance from others. These patients are often passive and allow others to take initiative and responsibility for most areas of their lives. They may go to great lengths to obtain support from others, even to engaging in unpleasant tasks it will bring about the care they desire. When these people also suffer from morphine addiction, then their behaviors will become desperate as they seek approval and also enough drugs to satisfy their cravings. But they can recover with professional help.

Treatment for Dependent Personality Disorder and Morphine Addiction

Not all treatment facilities have the staff and/or knowledge to treat co-occurring mental illnesses and addiction, but the following centers may be able to help you overcome your unique struggles:

  • Medically supervised detox
  • Residential treatment
  • Home-based treatment

Medically supervised detox is extremely beneficial for morphine addicts, because it creates a safe, drug-free environment that offers 24 hour medical supervision. It also uses medication and other techniques to reduce the pain an addict feels during this difficult stage. Once the withdrawal stage ends, residential treatment addresses both the addiction and the mental illness while patients live in the facility. Residential treatment allows recovering addicts the time to accept sobriety while learning to cope with stress without drugs. Lastly, home-based treatment offers a therapeutic staff to patients’ residences, which helps people work through their struggles of daily life. With this kind of treatment, morphine addicts with dependent personality disorder can recover from both of their conditions.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

If you or a loved one suffers from morphine addiction and dependent personality disorder, then call our toll-free helpline today. Our admissions coordinators are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and to connect you with professional treatment. Stop avoiding treatment and call us now.