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« Thread Started on Sept 8, 2009, 11:05pm »
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Is drug misuse now recognised as a mental health issue?
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 Re: Mental Health
« Reply #1 on Sept 9, 2009, 12:34pm »
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Bob, in response to you question, it appears that drug misuse is now linked with mental health in so much as its recognised that behind the substance abuse often lies a mental health issue. There are now Dual Diagnosis teams situated in treatment centres around the country to address this issue which we consider a major move forward in treatment. Its so much more productive to treat these underlying issues rather than deal with their effects, i.e. long term Methadone programs or prison! What do you think?
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 Re: Mental Health
« Reply #2 on Sept 21, 2009, 10:34pm »
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it is now generally looked upon in the same way as alcoholism and like steve says it is in a lot of cases classed as mental health
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 Re: Mental Health
« Reply #3 on Jul 7, 2010, 3:14pm »
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I just wanted to write to other parents that My son had smoked skunk and taken a variety of prescription drugs for several years. he became quite paranoid and eventually I noticed very strange behaviour and at times aggression towards me, and other family members. Although he was only 16 years old I found it very difficult when I knew he needed help and that it was obvious that he was suffering from mental health issues to be told “unless he either contacts us or engages in our services their is nothing we or you can do”. Well I have heard the same story from many other parents over the last few years and it is heartbreaking to see how many mothers are left in despair. the only comfort I got was being able to take some time out and talk through my worries and I can only sat Thank God for that as I honestly think I would have ended up having a complete breakdown. Stick together Mum’s WE REALLY NEED EACH OTHER.
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 Re: Mental Health
« Reply #4 on Nov 7, 2010, 12:12pm »
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i am in total agreement that mental health issues are very complex and can be intimidating both for the carer,family and indeed the person themselves.i have gained over the previous 24 months a lot about mental health law and rights of individuals including family members.
i would be more than willing to to talk,listen and advise any person who have concerns on mental health issues.
if you would like to know more or just talk please contact steve on this site and he will give you my details.
mike
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