Treating Depression and Addiction
Treating Depression and Addiction alongside each other is a highly specialist subject. The depression is often brought on by the actual substance use and the substance use can also be a symptom of the depression so it is confusing. It may be that there is an existing and highly serious underlying mental health problem, requiring the correct treatment or it may be that whatever the problem may be, it can be easily dealt with once the alcohol or drugs are simply removed from the equation. This is why, in my opinion, a period of time spent in a fully equipped treatment centre that specialises in dual-diagnosis issues is the only suitable way forward. They will assist with detox, then asses the client fully to find out what the real issues are. This is the most effective way of healing and getting through all the confusion of the dual-diagnosis problem to discover the real facts and to treat accordingly. If you contact us today then we can arrange the perfect depression and alcohol treatment, depression and drug rehab or simply a depression clinic or retreat, included in a CapeRecovery package of care, especially tailored for you today.
Depression and Alcohol Treatment
Alcohol itself is a depressant and it is common for those suffering from a degree of depression or anxiety to be attracted to it for it’s numbing qualities. This of course can lead to confusion or even miss-diagnosis, particularly if the person is not totally truthful about the extent of their alcohol use. As mentioned before, it is very important to remove any alcohol from the equation in order to get an accurate psychiatric diagnosis of a clients individual condition. Usual treatment for depression and alcohol would involve a short period in detox in order to safely ensure that there is no alcohol in the system, done under medical supervision, followed by a month in treatment where the client can get all the help they need. Following that, we have options for sober living which is the perfect way to re-integrate back into 'normal life'.
Here at Rehab Cape Town with CapeRecovery, we work very closely alongside the most suitably equipped dual-diagnosis clinic in Cape Town and we also have a Luxury Retreat where a person can go away to be in peaceful and beautiful surroundings as well as being cared for, receiving all the psychiatric and substance treatment that they will require. Even if the primary problem isn’t necessarily with the drugs or alcohol, people come to this place for peace and time out to address any mental health issues such as anxiety or depression. Once stabilised and on any required meds, the person usually goes on to lead a fulfilled life.
The CapeRecovery Experiences
We fully tailor our fairly priced, CapeRecovery Experience for each individual clients requirements and we have exclusive treatments for all addictions (drug or alcohol), process addictions (Sex, Love, Porn, Gambling, Gaming, etc.), dual-diagnosis issues (including depression) and eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, food addiction, ED questions, ED rehab, etc.). We always only charge the lowest possible local prices to everyone for all our rehabs, treatment centres and clinics, including primary, secondary and tertiary to extended care and fully supported sober living. We arrange Visas, social life and even volunteer work and always look after the family back home.