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Depression And Addiction Treatment

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There will always be ups and downs in life, but some people feel the downs more acutely. Facing a depressive disorder can be daunting, and if it’s co-occurring with a substance use disorder, it may feel like it will be impossible ever to feel better. A dual diagnosis of depression and substance use disorder doesn’t have to be faced alone, however. United Recovery Project’s detox center offers a dual diagnosis treatment program in Florida that is carefully tailored for the individual patient’s needs.

Call us today at 833.525.0166 if you or someone you love need dual diagnosis treatment for depression and addiction.

Understanding Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Sometimes, patients dealing with a substance use disorder have an underlying mental health issue like depression. The symptoms of the patient’s depressive disorder often trigger either prescription or illegal substances, such as opioids, to manage the bad feelings of depression. Unfortunately, this substance use can quickly turn into dependency and then addiction, so that there is a cycle of depression and addiction that is hard to escape.

But what are the symptoms of a mood disorder like depression? If you’re not familiar with this debilitating condition, here are a few symptoms:

  • Loss of interest in activities that used to be fun
  • Crying spells
  • A feeling of emptiness
  • Trouble sleeping or insomnia
  • Oversleeping, or sleeping during daylight hours
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-harm

Depression is a serious mental health condition requiring prompt medical attention. In our medically supervised detox program, we factor into our care the mental health needs of clients.

What Is Involved In Our Depression And Addiction Treatment Program?

Treating depression in conjunction with a substance use disorder can be tricky, but it’s not impossible. At United Recovery Project’s substance abuse detox center, we offer various detox therapy programs that can be used to treat a dual diagnosis. Some of them include:

  • Traditional talk therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Creative therapies, like art and music therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Equine therapy

When treating a dual diagnosis of depression and addiction, certain medications are known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs may be useful. These antidepressant medications are not addictive and can relieve depressive symptoms in as little as 4 to 6 weeks. Our detox center uses a combination of therapy and antidepressant medications to treat the whole of the patient. Our holistic approach means that we don’t see you as just another statistic. We see all of you: your strengths, areas you need to work on, and what you can offer as you begin your path to recovery.

Call United Recovery Project’s Detox Center Today For Depression Help

If you’re suffering from depression and addiction, our dual diagnosis program at our luxury detox center may be the right fit for you. Our experienced and compassionate team of doctors and addiction specialists will work closely with you to determine the best course of action. When we treat you, we treat the whole of you, not just your dual diagnosis. In fact, that’s what makes our program so successful. We believe that you do not have to fight depression and addiction alone and that true recovery is possible and within reach.

At United Recovery Project’s detox center, we are here for you every step of the way, from the initial intake process to help you detox safely to outpatient treatment programs. Our skilled team emphasizes an individualized and holistic approach to dual diagnosis, so you will not feel like just another number. If you or someone you care about is dealing with the dual diagnosis of clinical depression and a substance use disorder, contact us today at 833.525.0166.