Psychosis + Substance Use

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This booklet has been written for people who use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis. It aims to:
— Help explain why some people feel the way they do.
— Give suggestions about things people can do to help manage the symptoms of psychosis and substance use.
It includes the following sections:
  • What is psychosis?
  • What is substance-induced psychosis?
  • What are psychotic disorders?
  • How common is psychosis?
  • What causes psychosis?
  • Psychosis and substance use
  • When should I seek help?
  • How are psychotic symptoms treated?
  • Tips for staying well
  • Techniques for Staying Well
  • Where to get help
This booklet is part of a series on mental health and substance use funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
Substance use in this booklet refers to the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Other booklets in this series include: