When you suffer both depression and addiction, you get stuck in a cycle of despair. This cycle is like a vortex that takes hold of every aspect of your life and then tosses them into chaos. But you can break this cycle. You just need the right rehab treatment in a dual diagnosis treatment program.
An addiction and depression treatment program in Palm Springs, CA, can meet your needs. Learn more about how depression and addiction intertwine. Then take the right steps to untangle your co-occurring conditions and rebuild your life for a fresh start.
How Depression and Addiction Co-Occur
Anytime two medical conditions co-occur, such as with diabetes and heart disease or mental health problems with addiction, doctors provide a dual diagnosis. A dual diagnosis clarifies that the two conditions intertwine and must gain treatment at the same time.
Receiving a dual diagnosis provides many answers to your biggest questions. For example, maybe you wonder why you fell into addiction when other people you know seem to have no problem avoiding these problems. Consider that maybe your depression started before your addiction and made you want a form of self-medication. Yes, in the effort to feel stable and functional on a daily basis, many people with depression try drinking or using drugs.
The problem with self-medication is that the slope to addiction is quick and slippery. You first feel relieved of some of your depression symptoms when drinking or using drugs. But then when you repeat the pattern of using these substances to feel better, you slip into tolerance.
As you build a tolerance, you need more of your drugs or alcohol to feel the same effects. That is the trick of self-medication that takes you right into addiction. Soon, you find yourself dependent on your substances, and you can no longer function without them.
Untangling Your Co-Occurring Conditions
The only sure way to untangle and recover from your two conditions is to tackle both at once through the right quality of care. You need evidence-based therapies, support, education about your dual diagnosis and the right skills to cope with daily life in healthy ways.
All of this treatment and support takes place in a dual diagnosis treatment center, one specializing in depression and addiction. In dual diagnosis treatment, you receive a full array of therapies needed for healthy recovery. These therapies include:
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Trauma therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Neurofeedback and biofeedback
- Psychotherapy and individual counseling
- Family and group therapy
The Right Level of Care for Your Dual Diagnosis Treatment
With a dual diagnosis disorder, as experienced by half of the people with addiction, you need the right level of care. This level of care offers the intensity of focus and therapies you need to truly recover from both of your conditions.
For your precise needs, a quality dual diagnosis treatment center provides multiple levels of care. These typically include:
- Residential rehab
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (PHP)
- Outpatient treatment
- Extended 90-day rehab
- Sober living, alumni program, and case management
Needing treatment for both depression and addiction does not have to feel scary. Instead, gain peace from knowing you can enter healthy recovery for both conditions with the help of a dual diagnosis treatment center. In Palm Springs, CA, that treatment takes place at Phoenix Rising. Call Phoenix Rising now at 855.232.8211 to learn more about available programs.