Schizophrenia and Lortab Use

Schizophrenia and Lortab UseDrug abuse and addiction can be an environmental trigger for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a genetic disease, but use of drugs such as Lortab may cause the disease to present itself or may worsen symptoms. The relationship between Lortab use and schizophrenia goes two ways, as individuals are more likely to use drugs and become addicted if they are struggling with mental health concerns. Dealing with the stress of everyday life can be overwhelming for an individual with schizophrenia. This individual may choose to self-medicate symptoms through Lortab or other drug use. This may seem like a quick or temporary fix, but it will complicate an already difficult life and can decrease the effectiveness of prescribed antipsychotic medications.

Treating Lortab Addiction and Schizophrenia

Managing schizophrenia while treating addiction is a lifelong process. Both schizophrenia and Lortab addiction can never be cured, but you can find a healthy, stable and drug-free life. Professional support and care will provide the basis for a life that is both mentally and physically healthy. If you or a loved one is struggling with co-occurring addiction and mental health concerns, please call our toll-free helpline. We are here for you any time of day, so please don’t wait to get the help and information you need.