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Overcoming Depression and Addiction In 30 Days

Overcoming depression and addiction during a 30 day treatment program may seem like a tall order- and one that may be holding you back from seeking help. While 30 days may not be enough time for everyone to overcome depression and addiction, it is enough time to make a significant change in your life no matter who you are and what your situation is. There’s no reason to wait.

Depression and addiction often go hand in hand

Depression and addiction often go hand in hand, and they are one of the most common dual diagnoses. A dual diagnosis is when an individual has been diagnosed with at least one mental health disorder as well as addiction. In order to achieve a successful recovery and symptom management, it’s very important that both of these issues are addressed concurrently. Depression, when left untreated, can lead to a substance abuse relapse. Equally, when addiction is left untreated, this may lead to the deterioration of mental health, such as depression. Seeking treatment is the first step toward a successful recovery and the beginning of a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Regular treatment programs for either addiction or depression is generally for a limited period of time, usually 30, 60 or 90 days. For someone who has been struggling with both addiction and with depression for years, this may seem like an impossible task in too short a period of time and so they choose not to seek help. However, dual diagnosis treatment programs recognize that more time may be needed in order to properly treat both the addiction and the underlying mental health issue.  Dual diagnosis programs may be longer so that the client can learn all the skills they will need to cope with daily life without using drugs or alcohol and to prevent future relapses. This also allows them time to address and correct the significant underlying psychological problems that they may have, such as depression.

Is it possible to overcome addiction and depression in 30 days?

Can you successfully overcome your addiction and depression in just 30 days? You can certainly get started on the road to a successful recovery during this time and you will likely feel more in control of your life and be living a healthier lifestyle, thanks to the tools you will acquire from your treatment program staff. Successful recovery is a life-long learning process and what you will gain from your time in a treatment program will help you stay healthy, balanced and in control of your life, long after you have completed your treatment.

If you or a woman you love is having problems with drug abuse, alcohol dependency or mental illness, women’s drug rehab may be the answer.  Remember that recovery from addiction and alcohol abuse treatment means learning how to cope with intensely emotional situations, and identifying when you need help and support.  Treatment for addiction relapse, counseling and aftercare can help you do this, so please call us today.  Destination Hope: The Women’s Program is a full service addiction and women’s health treatment facility in Florida for women who suffer from substance abuse and behavioral health issues.