If you have a loved one who is struggling with both depression and a substance use disorder, you know that it can be difficult for them to tackle both of these issues. Indeed, one often fuels the other; depressive turns can drive an individual towards substance use, and substance use can in turn result in more pronounced bouts of depression. Fortunately, both conditions are generally very treatable when they are correctly identified and subsequently addressed in the right way. At Fort Behavioral Health, we want to make sure your loved one gets the dual diagnosis treatment they need and deserve. You and your loved ones don’t have to settle for less than a happier, healthier future. By reaching out to us, your loved one will be able to work with trained and trusted professionals who care about their well-being and can help them work toward a better quality of life. The first step, however, is being able to identify the signs of symptoms of depression that are underpinning and fuelling your loved one’s substance use. Contact Fort Behavioral Health today at 844.332.1807 to learn about our depression and dual diagnosis treatment program.
Does My Loved One Have Depression?
Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions in America. Fortunately, that means that there is plenty of research detailing the signs of depression. For instance, you loved one may be depressed if:
- They routinely have a hopeless outlook on life
- Your loved one has lost interest in their hobbies
- They’re constantly tired or anxious
- They are eating significantly more or significantly less
- They seem sad, hopeless, or guilty all the time
- They’ve expressed that they’re having suicidal thoughts
If your loved one is battling depression alongside a substance use problem, hope is not lost. Our treatment programs can help.
Programs for a Loved One With Depression
Having a loved one with depression can be stressful and difficult, but also heartbreaking. You don’t want them to struggle, but you also know you can’t do a lot to help them. They need more treatment than you can offer, and in most cases, that means they need to seek the help of a professional. While depression can get better and worse over time, and can often be more easily seen during times of serious stress or life-changing events, it’s a chronic condition that’s always there. Fortunately, with treatment, it’s very manageable. If you have a loved one with depression, it’s time to get them the help they need. Some of the programs we can offer for depression and addiction issues include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- EMDR therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
If there are issues beyond the depression, such as substance abuse, getting treatment for it is very important. With a dual diagnosis treatment program, you give them the chance to work through worries and fears they might have. You’ll also help ensure that they’ll get the type of treatment that’s going to be right for their specific needs. Everyone is different, and getting good depression help means getting the kind of treatment that meets their needs.
Caring and Compassionate Staff Who Can Help
With a caring staff of dedicated people, we want to help your loved one with depression feel better and get back to living a life they enjoy. There are plenty of treatment options they can consider, and we’ll talk with them about those options to help them find the right one. While we understand that it’s not always easy to reach out, we would encourage your loved one to do so. That way they can get started with the treatment they need to feel better.
Get Depression Help Today, at Fort Behavioral Health
Your loved one with depression doesn’t have to battle their mental health and substance abuse concerns alone. They can get the treatment and support they need to conquer depression and get back to living their life again. Have them contact us today at 844.332.1807, and find out how to take the next steps toward proper treatment. Even if they have addiction issues or other problems that go along with their depression, we have options to help them live a happier, healthier life.