If you experience extreme emotional highs and lows due to bipolar disorder, your condition may rob you of normal life experiences. As a result, you may turn to alcohol or drugs to help you manage your mental health disorder. At AspenRidge Recovery, we are committed to helping you break free of both of these conditions. Through our Colorado addiction treatment program, you can achieve recovery and learn effective tools to manage your mental health conditions. To learn more about our treatment options, reach out to AspenRidge Recovery today.
What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, is an acute mental illness. According to recent research, millions of adults suffer from this disorder each year. Bipolar disorder is characterized by dramatic mood swings from an intense high, otherwise known as mania, to profound lows, also called depression.
These sudden fluctuating high and low mood changes may affect your thinking, behavior, judgment, and ability to function on a daily basis.