Tranquil Shores specializes in treating mental health disorders like depression, which often co-occur with drug and alcohol addiction. Our professionals coordinate with trusted partners to ensure you receive the proper detox prior to counseling and aftercare planning.

Depression and Addiction Treatment In Florida

Treatment for Substance Use & Co-Occurring Disorders

Depression is a challenging mental illness which can seem to take the color and light out of life. It requires the right kind of help to manage and overcome. When depression and addiction co-occur they can be especially challenging to treat. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, co-occurring mental health disorders like depression are a leading cause of relapse.

Depression goes beyond simply having a bad day every now and then or even going through a stretch of “the blues”. Clinical depression is an almost constant companion. It’s experiencing a range of mental and physical symptoms that make it impossible to cope with anything. More than 20 million Americans suffer from depression. Middle-aged adults, females, African Americans and Hispanics have the highest risk of depression.

As a chronic illness, depression all too often triggers substance abuse. This is particularly the case because many depressed individuals reach for alcohol and drugs as a way to numb their feelings. The problem with this is that once a person starts using drugs to deal with depression, they develop addiction and start relying on drugs to self- medicate.

In reality, turning to alcohol and drugs won’t help depression. It worsens the situation and causes an individual to enter a downward spiral where they become dependent on substances as they try in vain to self-medicate. The solution is a commitment to long-term recovery and the best way to reach that is getting enough of the right kind of dual diagnosis addiction care. If you have questions about depression or how dual diagnosis treatment can help, give Tranquil Shores a call at: (727) 591-4119

If you’re ready to end the vicious cycle, contact us at Tranquil Shores at (727) 591-4119 or by completing an online form. We are standing by 24/7 to help you take the first step toward recovery.

The Symptoms and Signs of Depression

If you or someone you know is experiencing 4 or more of the following signs, then depression may be present:

  • Feelings of hopelessness, guilt or shame
  • Intense feeling of sadness or sorrow
  • Loss of interest in activities that one brough them joy
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain
  • Aches and pains without explanation
  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • Withdrawing from socialization with others
  • Uncharacteristic negativity or complaining

Does Depression Cause Addiction or Does Addiction Cause Depression?

The answer is ‘it depends’. Experts say both may be true. What we know for certain in every case is that one condition serves only to complicate the other. This is why treating them at the same time, often called dual diagnosis treatment, is so important. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. It can sometimes push someone predisposed to depression over the line. For most people, bad days come and go. They are part of life. For people living with clinical depression however, the lows hang around for much longer and they arise without any apparent source. Depression affects millions of Americans, keeping them from living normal, happy lives.

When clinically depressed people also abuse drugs and alcohol in an effort to change the way they feel, it only complicates matters. Sometimes called “self-medicating behavior” it isn’t hard to understand how someone suffering from depression might become so desperate to change how they feel that they turn to drugs or alcohol for relief. Separating addiction from depression is an important part of the recovery process, as is introducing healthy, proactive coping tools for depression that serve our best interests, unlike drugs and alcohol.

As an integrated dual diagnosis program, Tranquil Shores incorporates counseling, peer support, education, and relapse prevention for both depression and substance abuse.

Treatment for Depression and Addiction at Tranquil Shores

Depression and addiction aren’t simple diseases. That is why an effective, multi-faceted treatment approach must be established to address all the interrelated problems that cause and drive both conditions. At Tranquil Shores, we believe an individualized, holistic treatment plan is one of the best ways to initiate recovery and long-term sobriety. Every patient is unique and has different issues. A comprehensive rehab facility like Tranquil Shores can address specific obstacles and help each person overcome their addiction and depression problems.

Our comprehensive treatment program for depression and substance abuse focuses on the depression itself and not just the symptoms of the condition. Many factors can cause depression. Unless you treat the depression itself as well as the problems causing the depression, you aren’t going to recover fully. Tranquil Shores is an all-inclusive, dual-diagnosis recovery center, meaning we go the extra mile to provide you with everything you need to help you reclaim your life.

We accomplish this using modalities such as:

  • Customized treatment plans
  • Personalized treatment plans designed to meet your specific needs
  • Group and family treatment programs

The first step to our treatment program involves intensive therapy, where we focus on helping you improve your self-esteem, identify the root source of your depression, manage your emotions, address your problems and teach you how to prevent relapse in the future.

In the second and final step of our holistic program, we provide a healthy and safe living environment to help you focus on yourself and how you can prevent relapse. We also provide generalized training to equip you with the knowledge and skills to grow and develop your personal and professional life outside of rehab.

Depression Treatment Programs in Florida

Our compassionate counselors at Tranquil Shores strive to treat the mind, body and soul. We do this by addressing physical, mental, behavioral, emotional, spiritual and social aspects, utilizing the concept of the whole person and all of its parts. This includes exposing our clients to many alternative healing techniques such as:

  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Crystal bowl sound healing

For us to provide top-notch services, we have incorporated a client-counselor ratio of 3:1, meaning that our counselors and therapists can give you their full attention and better understand you as a person. This allows your counselor to realize your specific needs and develop an effective, customized plan to help you reclaim your life.

Your Recovery is Here. Call Tranquil Shores Today.

Depression and substance abuse feed into each other. Put an end to this cycle today with evidence-based and results-driven rehab treatment from the professionals at Tranquil Shores. Whether you want to get your life on track or help a loved one overcome depression and substance abuse, the caring staff at Tranquil Shores is ready to help.

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