Schizophrenia can be a result of addiction, as well as the consequence of using drugs like meth and cocaine in high amounts. Additionally, it is common among alcoholics and other substance abusers. Schizophrenia is usually characterized by hallucinations, disorganized speech, feeling detached from reality, and disorganized behavior.
Schizophrenia makes it difficult for people to think, feel and act as expected.
Many individuals with Schizophrenia turn to alcohol and/or drugs in an attempt to feel “connected” or “normal.” Unfortunately, the long-term use of these substances can actually worsen their symptoms over time and create a greater risk of harm.
At Excel Treatment Center, we formulate addiction treatment plans for Schizophrenia that are tailored to the individual’s needs. Medication management and proactive preventative measures are a core part of our approach as it is essential for minimizing relapse risk over the long-term.