What Is Depression?
Clinical depression, also called major depression, is a mood disorder characterized by loss of interest and persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. Quality of life often suffers for individuals living with depressive symptoms due to chronic mental and physical exhaustion. Seeking treatment for substance use disorder can be difficult for someone struggling with depression, increasing the risk of relapse and overdose. To keep you safe and healthy, we provide psychotherapy and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as needed to make the recovery process more manageable.
Depression and Substance Use Disorder
For some, depression leads to self-medicating to cope with the symptoms, while others feel depressed as a side effect of abusing substances. Sometimes the two manifest independently. No matter what the root cause of your condition, it helps to get treatment for SUD and mental health disorders at the same time.
Depression can make it more difficult to find motivation and build self-confidence during recovery. Using therapy and alternative treatments, our compassionate clinicians can guide you through overcoming challenges related to depression by teaching coping skills and providing medication management when needed. Your mental and emotional well-being will impact your long-term recovery, which is why we prioritize individualized and holistic care.