Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, substance abuse and depression go hand-in-hand. It’s usually necessary that a person dealing with this dual-diagnosis get help from a depression treatment center that can tackle both problems at once. It’s a chicken and egg situation. Did the depression cause substance abuse, or did the substance abuse cause depression, of which several drugs are downers or depressants?
Some of these drugs are alcohol, barbiturates, and Benzodiazepines, so it’s not surprising if someone going through depression drowns their sadness in alcohol or other drugs. Having the ability to treat both conditions can make all the difference in a person getting control over their life and recovering from both disorders.
Depending on what type of depression a person suffers from and their comorbid substance abuse, we at Steps may combine several treatment modalities that have shown success. When you or a family member is admitted to our facility, you will speak to an admissions counselor that will take down your history of depression and substance abuse, if applicable. You will be placed in the hands of a caring and supportive recovery team who has your back with every step of the process.
Your individualized plan may include various methods of treatment, such as psychotherapy, trauma therapy treatment, EMDR, Reiki, nutritional therapy, exercise, meditation, yoga, 12-step program, and more.
When you are admitted into our facility, you will begin the process of recovery through stages. The first phase is drug detox (if needed) and social detoxification. In essence, this focuses on peer and social support and provides care for clients who have severe withdrawal symptoms and need 24-hour assistance.
Stage two is the diagnosis and customized care. You or a loved one will be put in an inpatient residential treatment or continuing care program, or it may include outpatient care; this includes day treatment, intensive outpatient, general outpatient, or transition treatment.
Stage three is the final step of the program that targets transitional care to a stable life through sober living. Steps guarantee that those individuals who go through our program are welcome to come back at any time for any reason for additional support—without charge for life. The standard residency fee may apply, so please for details.