Depression and Addiction
Depression and Addiction Treatment at Banyan Heartland
When a person suffers from drug or alcohol addiction and a depressive disorder, this is known as a dual diagnosis. There are many moments when people experience periods of anger, frustration and sadness, but there is a difference between this and clinical depression.
When symptoms of depression last over a minimum of a two week period, and start to interfere with normal life this is when the depressive state can be an issue. Clinical depression interferes with normal life by interfering with work goals, functioning in society, and personal relationships.
Some obvious signs of depression include:
- Feeling of hopelessness
- Loss of energy
- Loss of appetite
- Crying constantly
- Suicidal attempts or thoughts
- Ignoring family and friends
- Rapid weight loss or gain
For those who suffer from a clinical depressive disorder, self medication can be done in order to fill the gaps that depression brings. People have many different vices to fill the feeling of emptiness that depression brings, some of these vices include gambling, sex, and alcohol/drug abuse to name a few. When substance addiction and abuse begins to take over and debilitate one’s life, this can turn quickly into a matter of life or death for the user.
Banyan Treatment Center Dual Diagnosis Treatment
A depressive disorder and addiction treatment plan comes with intense therapy sessions including individual and group settings, education on both the depressive disorder and disease of addiction, family support groups, relapse prevention and so much more.
Banyan Treatment Center’s goals for our dual diagnosis recovery plan is to help patients under their disorder and addiction. We also encourage our patients that recovery is possible and motivate them to make positive changes in their lives in order to be a productive member of society. At Banyan, we want to support our patients during their recovery journey and always encourage their continuous growth. We feel the more supported our patients feel, the more courage they will have to continue in their battle against addiction.
If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health disorder and substance abuse, help is just a phone call away. Call Banyan Treatment Center now, we are here to help: (815) 865-3282.
Our mission, your recovery.
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"Banyan Treatment Center was a life-changing experience for me. When I got here, I was planning on continuing to use, but with the help of staff and the community I was convinced to stay through the whole program, and I can honestly say it was the best decision I've ever made."
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"My experience was nothing short of amazing. The staff is excellent, they all went way out of their way to help me with whatever I needed. They gave me the tools i needed to succeed, and were always there for me when I completed the program and when I fell short. Thank you so much Banyan!"
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"Banyan was able to help me more than words can describe. They helped me save my life. I called in not really knowing what to expect or anything about treatment and the people I spoke with were able to walk me through every step of the way."