Treating Depression and Addiction
The art of Treating Depression and Addiction alongside one another is a highly specialised one. The depression very often is brought about by the actual substance use and also, the substance use can be a symptom of the depression so it is extremely confusing. It may be that there is a serious mental health problem lurking, one that requires the correct treatment or it may be that whatever the underlying problem might be, the one causing the addiction issue, can be effectively dealt with once the alcohol or drugs are simply removed from the equation. This is why, in my opinion, an initial period of time spent in a fully equipped treatment centre, one that specialises in dual-diagnosis issues is the only sensible way forward. They will assist with any detox from the substance, then asses the client fully to find out what the real issues are. This is the most comprehensive and effective way of healing and sifting through all the confusion of the dual-diagnosis problem, in order to discover the real facts and then to treat accordingly. If you get in touch with us today then we can arrange the perfectly suited depression and alcohol treatment, depression and drug rehab or just a depression clinic or retreat, fully personalised and included in a CapeRecovery package of care, just for you or your loved one.
Depression and Alcohol Treatment
Alcohol itself is a depressant and it is also very common for those who are suffering from a degree of depression or anxiety to be attracted to it for it’s numbing qualities. This of course is dangerous as it can lead to confusion or even miss-diagnosis, particularly if the person is not completely truthful when asked about the extent of their alcohol use. As mentioned before, it is vitally important to remove any alcohol from the equation in order for the professionals to form an accurate psychiatric diagnosis of a clients individual condition. Usual treatment for depression and alcohol would include a short period in detox, to safely ensure that there is no alcohol in the system, done under strict medical supervision, followed by a month in treatment where the client can get all the help they need for any psychiatric problems that remain or substance related issues that need to be explored further. Following that, we have options for the best sober living facilities, which is the ideal way to slowly re-integrate back into 'normal life'.
Depression and Drug Rehab
Again, as with alcohol, depression alongside drug use is a very common combination, whether it be recreational drugs, illegal drugs or prescription drugs. People with various underlying mental health issues regularly use drugs as a way of attempting to regulate their feelings and mood. This is a highly dangerous and usually a counter productive move as all drugs have differing effects and side effects and when the drugs used are addictive ones, more and more needs to be taken which leads to dependence upon the substance. Again, the ideal way of treating this is in a registered dual-diagnosis clinic, to safely detox the client before dealing with any underlying issues and remaining psychiatric problems.
Here at CapeRecovery, we work extremely closely alongside the most suitably equipped dual-diagnosis clinic here in Cape Town and we also have an excellent Luxury Retreat where a person can take some time out in peaceful and beautiful surroundings as well as being well cared for, receiving all the psychiatric and substance abuse treatment that they will require. Even if the primary problem isn’t necessarily with the drugs or alcohol, people can come to this place for peace and some space to address any mental health issues such as anxiety or depression. Once stabilised and on any required medication, the person usually goes on to lead a fulfilled life.
We specialise in tailoring our CapeRecovery Experience, rehab and recovery packages, specifically for each individual persons needs. Our unique system of pre-assessment and our fresh approach towards treating addiction along with our ever fair prices means that we can now provide complete rehab and recovery packages treating all addictions (drugs and alcohol), process addictions (Porn, Love, Sex, Gambling, Gaming, etc), dual-diagnosis issues (including depression) and all eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating and food addiction). We have hand picked speciality rehabs and clinics for every stage of the rehabilitation process, from primary, secondary and tertiary rehab to extended care and fully supported sober living. We have a great network of connections within the recovery community of Cape Town and have social events and volunteering opportunities regularly. It's the only complete rehab and recovery package of its kind found anywhere in the world!
So, to book a place into the best clinics and retreats at treating depression and addiction, be it depression and alcohol treatment or depression and drug rehab, we work with the finest depression clinic in South Africa, so simply Contact Us today!