Alcoholism and depression are two disorders often found co-occurring in individuals. The link between these conditions is well documented. Approximately, one-third of people who have major depression also have alcohol use disorder. When alcoholism and depression strike, it’s vital to find a mental health dual diagnosis treatment center to help you treat both conditions at the same time. At Santé Center for Healing, we offer addiction treatment programs as well as mental health services to help you recover.
UNDERSTANDING THE NEED FOR ALCOHOL ADDICTION TREATMENT
Alcoholism refers to a person’s inability to control their drinking. This leads to the person developing a pattern of regular drinking that seems impossible to stop. A person who has alcohol use disorder is also preoccupied with getting their next drink and continues to drink even when it causes problems in their personal life.
People with alcohol use disorder spend a good deal of time drinking, getting alcohol, or recuperating from the effects of alcohol. They likely want to cut down on their drinking and may have tried with no success. With the help of an alcohol addiction treatment program, you may be able to stop your addiction.
WHY SEEK DEPRESSION TREATMENT?
Depression is more than feeling occasionally sad. Major depression is a mental health disorder that affects approximately 17.3 million people. Some signs that you may need depression treatment during rehab include:
Loss of pleasure in everyday activities or things you used to enjoy
Anger, moodiness, and frustration
Physical aches and pains that have no explanation
Anxiety and agitation
If you are struggling with depression or other mental health conditions, seek help from a mental health and addiction treatment center.
THE LINK BETWEEN ALCOHOLISM AND DEPRESSION
We’ve probably heard the expression “drown your sorrows” before, and some people do turn to alcohol when they feel depressed. Actually, many people who drink are depressed. So, what happens first? Does depression lead to alcoholism or does alcoholism lead to depression?
Both are possible, but more likely people with any type of undiagnosed or untreated mental health condition such as depression may turn to alcohol (or drugs) to numb the pain. This is why it’s critical to find out the root cause of your alcoholism.
THE RIGHT TREATMENT AT OUR TEXAS REHAB CENTER
When treating alcoholism, medical professionals at our Texas rehab center will look at the core reasons a person drinks. If it turns out the person has depression, then a dual diagnosis treatment plan will be necessary. A dual diagnosis treatment plan works by addressing and treating the mental health condition, which led the person to drink in the first place. By doing this, the person gains freedom from drinking and resolves mental health disorders too.
HOPE FOR ALCOHOLISM AND DEPRESSION
At Santé Center for Healing, we specialize in mental health dual diagnosis treatment plans. Our philosophy is to treat the core issues that plague a person and lead that individual to self-harm. Through our therapy programs, we help clients break free from the cycle of alcohol abuse and mental health suffering. We offer a variety of different treatment methods and therapies to help you recover, including the following:
Dialectical behavioral therapy
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