Depression is a debilitating mental health condition that affects all aspects of life. A person who suffers from depression will decline invitations to social events, family gatherings, and special occasions with friends. When an individual has depression, he or she disengages in things that were fun, interesting, and enjoyable. Depression deteriorates relationships and distorts a person’s worldview.
Depression clouds a person’s perspective on life. Many people with depression use alcohol as a way to escape the pain they are going through and to get a break from their reality. Alcohol is a depressant and actually worsens symptoms of depression and causes physical and mental health problems such as brain damage, overdose, or early death.
People use alcohol as a relief from stress, anxiety, and depression but over time, a person can develop an addiction to alcohol. An alcohol addiction leads to serious mental and physical health complications. Alcohol abuse disrupts sleep patterns, affects the brain and major organ functions, and takes priority over responsibilities and relationships. Alcohol addiction heightens depression, affects job performance, and can cause job termination due to tardiness, absences, and low productivity.
Alcohol addiction and depression are treated as a dual diagnosis in rehab. People with a dual diagnosis must get treatment for alcohol addiction and depression to make a fulfilling, successful recovery. Alcohol addiction and depression are treatable. As with all addictions, each person’s treatment is unique. Some people recover from depression in a few weeks or months with the appropriate therapy and medication. For others, depression is a life-long illness and alcohol consumption fuels the symptoms of depression.
If you or your loved one is suffering from depression and an alcohol addiction, you are not alone. Recovery from addiction and depression is possible with the right treatment. Cypress Lakes Lodge specializes in dual diagnosis treatment for alcohol addiction and depression, which encompasses healing for the mind, body, and soul. The compassionate staff at Cypress Lakes Lodge is committed to the overall health of every client. Do not wait another day. Call now to get on the right path recovery.
Cypress Lakes Lodge offers treatment for substance addiction, addictive behavior, dual diagnosis, and mental health conditions in a serene, remote, lush-green environment. The program encompasses holistic addiction therapy for the mind, body, and soul. The focus is on physical, mental, and emotional well-being by generating the balance of life-enriching treatment, wellness, and healthy sober relationships that are sustainable. Call us to get started: 877-938-1577