Depression can paralyze you. It is a condition that keeps you from living your life to the fullest. You can get help and recover your life, even if your depression has an accompanying addiction to drugs or alcohol. At Atlantic Recovery Center, we have a depression treatment center in addition to the many other services we offer to help people get back on their feet.
Symptoms of Depression
Depression has many forms that cause serious symptoms. The main thing that separates depression from a brief sadness is the length of time. If you experience any of the following most of the time for at least a couple of weeks, consider contacting our depression treatment center:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feeling sad or worthless
- Eating too much or not wanting to eat
- Losing weight or gaining weight without trying
- Difficulty concentrating
- Physical aches or digestive problems that have no other cause
Not everyone has these symptoms of depression. Nor does everyone develop this condition for the same reasons. Causes of depression may include chemical imbalances, hormonal changes, physical changes in the brain, and genetics.
If you have symptoms of depression, you did not cause the problem. But you can get help for it by visiting a depression treatment center in CA.
Dual Diagnosis and Depression Treatment Center
Because depression makes daily living more difficult, some people turn to substance abuse to ease their mental and physical pain. While drugs or alcohol may help briefly, you will need to keep taking these substances and in greater amounts to achieve the same results. Over time, an accompanying substance addiction develops alongside the depression.
If you have both an addiction and a mental illness like depression, you have what doctors call a dual diagnosis. This means that you have at least two major problems that need co-occurring treatment.
One thing that the addiction treatment center at Atlantic Recovery Center does is help people who have a dual diagnosis. Aspects of dual diagnosis treatment include the following services, depending on your case:
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Depression treatment center in FL
Treatment Levels for Recovery
Depending on the severity of your addiction, you may need one of three levels of treatment. These treatments offer varying levels of intensity to help you recover from addiction and depression.
An inpatient recovery program offers complete care 24 hours a day. Because you live at the facility, you do not need to worry about trying to fit recovery into your work schedule. You get good nutrition and intensive therapy to help you to stop your addiction.
If you still need time at home to take care of your family or job, intensive outpatient programs (IOP) or outpatient treatment may help. These options take up less time than living at a recovery center. If you choose residential or inpatient recovery, you may graduate to IOP or outpatient as you get progressively better from your depression and substance abuse.
Having a substance addiction does not cause depression, but the two happen together frequently. You may not even recognize that you have depression because you may mask your feelings with substance use. You may need a friend or family member to bring the depression to your attention even if you already acknowledge that you have a substance abuse problem.
Find Help from Atlantic Recovery Center
If you or a loved one has signs of depression, an addiction, or both, call us at Atlantic Recovery Center at (855) 875-0664 to get started with getting depression care. With our depression treatment center, dual diagnosis, and other services, we can offer you the recovery aid you need to help you get back to living your life as you want.