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Drug Addiction and Depression

The Link Between Drug Addiction and Depression

Depression can be a common emotion that people may need to work through with professionals. Unfortunately, many choose to self-medicate by using drugs or alcohol. This may lead to more depressive symptoms, detachment from life activities and a higher risk of addiction.

If you or a loved one is struggling with drug addiction and depression, whether it is major, acute, or chronic depression, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, or seasonal affective disorder, The Raleigh House offers hope for recovery.

Signs & Symptoms of Depression

Drug addiction and depression can create a vicious cycle that makes recovery difficult. For example, alcohol is a depressant. The more you drink, the more depressed you may feel. The more depressed you feel, the less likely you will find the will to overcome the need to drink.

Common signs of depression include:

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
  • Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Irritability, restlessness
  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex
  • Fatigue and decreased energy
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
  • Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
  • Overeating, or appetite loss
  • Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts

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Rehab for Depression and Addiction

The Raleigh House treats depression as part of our addiction treatment program. Our depression and addiction treatment centers provide a safe container to express emotions, learn coping skills and increase stress tolerance for healthier mood regulation. The Raleigh House helps clients overcome their depression, achieve a higher level of adaptive functioning and works to prevent substance abuse relapse.

Features of our drug treatment program include:

  • Multiple levels of care – enables clients to heal at their own pace
  • High staff-to-client ratio – clients receive greater care and attention
  • Strong recovery community –frequent one-on-one therapy and group therapy within a strong cultural and social environment
  • Structured Recreation – yoga, boxing, rock climbing, swimming and hiking
  • Experiential work – expressive art therapy, trauma release therapy, and cooking lessons
  • Work with medical and social detox centers – will transfer to and from if necessary
  • Amino acid therapy – can regulate discomfort and cravings during and after the recovery process

Contact The Raleigh House for Depression and Addiction Treatment

If you or a loved one are suffering from drug addiction and depression, you aren’t alone. It can be difficult to understand co-occurring conditions, so if you want to learn more about the benefits of dual diagnosis residential treatment centers, you can check out our blog post on the topic. Call us today at 720-891-4657 or contact us online to learn how our treatment programs can help you or someone you love get better.

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