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Addressing Addiction and Depression in Treatment

Addressing Addiction and Depression in TreatmentThere is a fine line between drug addiction and depression. It is often difficult to tell where one stops and the other begins. Depression a common variable in drug addiction, so common, that a large percentage of Albuquerque residents who are addicted to drugs and alcohol exhibit symptoms of depression. These symptoms can be mild to extreme. Not all drug addiction treatment facilities treat co-occurring disorders such as depression. Treatment facilities that do treat both drug addiction and depression receive help from medical professionals and therapists who specialize in co-occurring psychological disorders and substance abuse.

Albuquerque Residents, Addiction and Depression

A couple hits of marijuana and a few drinks of alcohol can soon grow to include other drugs. These drugs can include cocaine to drink longer or heroin to increase the euphoria or to separate themselves from depression. Addiction and depression can be related in the following ways:

  • “Self-medicating”
  • Ease both mental and physical stress
  • Escapism

Many Albuquerque residents use drugs to self-medicate themselves.

Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Options for Albuquerque Residents

Not all treatment programs are equipped with the knowledge and necessary tools to treat Albuquerque residents suffering from addiction and depression. It is essential for sobriety to make sure that the treatment program you enroll in specializes in the treatment of depression associated with addiction. Included in the following are some treatment options:

  • Inpatient treatment
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Support groups

Inpatient treatment allows the addict to detox with little to no pain, offers counseling and guidance to help with depression, and gives the addict the necessary tools and knowledge needed to achieve sobriety after rehab. Outpatient treatment mainly consists of counseling. This can either be in an individual or group setting. Support groups help recovering addicts by giving them support from others who have either experienced the same situations or who are going through the same hardships.

Addiction Treatment for Albuquerque Residents

If you or a loved one in Albuquerque is suffering from an addiction and depression, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our staff is available 24 hours, day and night, to answer your addiction and treatment questions. Help is only a call away. Call us today.