Depression Treatment Center Program
Depression is a psychiatric illness. Individuals suffering from depression don’t just feel occasionally sad or “blue,” their symptoms are overwhelming and often interfere with daily life. The illness can seriously affect an individual’s relationships, work or school life, sleeping habits, eating habits, and general health.
Treatment for Depression at Stepping Stone’s Drug Rehab Center
Individuals at Stepping Stone Center who suffer from depression in addition to their addiction will have a dually diagnosed treatment plan that combines psychological, medical, and substance abuse elements.
Psychological counseling is a large component of depression treatment that includes individual, group, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses the cognitive aspects of depression, specifically the self-defeating behaviors typical in afflicted individuals. CBT aims to change patient behavior and reactions to certain situations. Psychological treatment can help those suffering from depression learn how to cope with everyday stresses in healthy ways while getting over self-defeating behavior.
Pharmacological therapy, or treatment with medication, is another important part of depression treatment. A medical professional may prescribe antidepressants such as Paxil or Prozac. Depending on the severity of a patient’s symptoms, medication may be needed to regulate healthy chemical levels in a patient’s brain. These levels control mood and behavior. Many find that the symptoms of depression are lessened or eliminated entirely.
At Stepping Stone Center for Recovery, we believe that a combination of psychological and pharmacological therapies and drug and alcohol rehab treatment is the best approach to treating a client’s addiction and depression.
Signs of Depression
- A low mood that pervades every facet of one’s life
- Inability to enjoy activities that were once enjoyed
- Feeling of hopelessness
- A feeling of worthlessness or self-hatred
- Guilt or regret with no apparent cause
- Poor concentration or memory
- Thoughts of suicide or death
Find Drug Rehab for Yourself or a Loved one
If you’re ready to take the first step toward finding recovery, contact Stepping Stone Center for Recovery today. Our addiction specialist can answer any questions regarding our program and the treatment options that are available to you.