The link between depression and substance abuse is well documented. Actually, people with mental health disorders often times have a substance use disorder as well and vice versa. The connection between the two conditions is strong making it difficult to determine what causes what. In either case, depression and substance abuse treatment at Memphis Recovery Centers will get you started on the right path.
Symptoms of Depression
People with clinical depression are more than just a little sad. Depression is a crippling disease that affects your life on most days, and it affects you for much of the day. The symptoms of depression include:
- Extreme sadness, loneliness, worthlessness
- Guilty feelings
- Sleep issues (either sleeping too much or not enough)
- Appetite changes
- Aches and pains that have no cause
- Moodiness, irritability, agitation
- Difficulty concentrating
People with this condition cannot seem to shake it off. It interferes with their daily life, relationships, and work. Finding help for depression and substance abuse at Memphis Recovery Centers will bring relief.
Depression and Substance Abuse
When people are depressed, they often turn to different substances to relieve their bad feelings. They may turn to alcohol or drugs. The substance relieves their depression for a time, and so they continue taking it. However, in time, they develop another problem —substance use disorder.
If people with depression receive adequate treatment for their problem, then they would be less likely to abuse drugs. If they are already abusing drugs, getting treatment for the depression and the substance abuse simultaneously will ensure the best results. However, by ignoring depression people often self-medicate, which leads to substance abuse. Signs of substance abuse include:
- Taking medication that is not yours
- Buying illegal drugs
- Taking too much of a prescribed medication
- Taking medication to feel “high”
- Mixing medications with alcohol for a “high”
Introducing Memphis Recovery
At Memphis Recovery Centers, our compassionate therapists are ready to help you with your addiction and depression needs. We have helped many people who have a dual diagnosis of depression and substance use disorder. We use evidence-based therapies and methods to bring about the results you desire. Our coordinators are standing by ready to get you started on your journey to a completely new life. We’ll customize a plan that’s right just for you. We offer several addiction treatments such as:
- Alcohol addiction treatment
- Adderall addiction treatment
- Cocaine and heroin addiction treatment
- Meth addiction treatment
- Opioid and opiate addiction treatment
- Painkiller addiction treatment
Don’t let the pain of depression and substance abuse overwhelm you. You can overcome these challenges by reaching out to a quality rehab center. Contact us at 866.304.8254, and we’ll get you on the road to a healthier and happier life.