Mental Health

People take drugs to alter their mind and mental state

Taking large quantities of drugs over a prolonged period can have long term effects on your mental health, Illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia are linked to drug use.

On the other hand, if you already suffer from a mental health condition and you take drugs you may be described as having dual diagnosis. Meaning you may need support not just from Aquarius but from other services as there is no standardized treatment for dual diagnosis as there can be any number of problems associated with it.

The types of drugs you take can have varying effects on your mental health and these can be both short and long term.

Depressants such as Heroin and Alcohol for example can cause memory loss, sleep problems, anxiety and aggression

Stimulants such as cocaine, speed and ecstasy can cause paranoia, psychosis, depression and confusion

If you are taking drugs you need to seek advice as some mental health conditions are not reversible.