Schizophrenia and Addiction
About 1% of all Americans are affected by schizophrenia—a brain disorder that leads to psychosis and hallucinations, as well as thought and behavior disorganization. People who have schizophrenia often have substance-abuse disorders to cope and alleviate their depression and anxiety. Please call (310) 776- 7406 to connect you with South Bay Connect Treatment Center to treat both your schizophrenia and substance abuse.
Alcohol or other substances like marijuana and cocaine can be environmental triggers for schizophrenia. Schizophrenic symptoms may be heightened by substance abuse. Because the disorders have similar symptoms, a co-occuring disorder of both schizophrenia and substance abuse may be hard to diagnose. However, at South Bay Connect Treatment Center, leading dual diagnosis Dr. John Tsuang will get you the treatment you need.