Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Schizophrenia and addiction(a guide)


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Schizophrenia is most notably characterized by odd and bizarre behaviors, and it’s these behaviors that often lead to the initial diagnosis. Most experts don’t believe that drug or alcohol abuse causes schizophrenia; it is widely recognized, though, that people with schizophrenia are more likely to abuse alcohol and/or drugs. Substance abuse can make treatments for schizophrenia less effective, however, which can lead to further complications.

We’ve created this guide to explore the relationship between schizophrenia and addiction, the impacts of comorbidity, and solutions for overcoming addiction and mental illness to begin the path down the road of recovery.

Full Guide Below:


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