If you are suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, you may also have an underlying mental health issue. One of the most common causes of addiction is untreated depression. You may be turning to drugs or alcohol to help manage your depression symptoms. This leads to a cycle of addiction that can only be stopped by getting the proper professional treatment.
Depression Doesn’t Equal Sadness
Many people think that being depressed means that they constantly feel sad. While many people may find themselves with a low mood, there is much more to this condition.
Depression symptoms can include:
- Ongoing irritability
- Ongoing low energy levels
- Changes in sexual desires
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you should seek treatment immediately. Those who live with untreated depression are more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol.
Depression Can Affect Anyone
Depression does not only affect a certain group of people. Studies show that those who are routinely exposed to violence or live in poverty have a higher chance of becoming depressed. Many famous people however, have suffered from this condition as well. Artists such as Van Gogh, O’Keefe, Beethoven, and Hemmingway all suffered from rather severe depression.
Holistic Treatment Methods For Depression
While medication is the most common treatment used for those with depression, there are many alternative, holistic methods available. Some treatments are as simple as exercising and setting small, realistic goals. Other treatment options are relaxation exercises such as yoga and meditation to benefit both mental and physical health. Our treatment program focuses on holistic treatments for drug and alcohol addiction and the underlying causes. These holistic treatments can give you the benefits without the side effects many medications may cause.
Save Your Health By Treating Your Depression Today!
Depression can cause a range of physical health problems such as weight loss or gain, insomnia, sexual disorders, and even heart attacks. A recent study revealed that people who have both heart disease and depression are a higher risk of suffering from a heart attack. Treating your depression with or without medication can decrease you chance of suffering from any of these conditions.
You don’t have to keep suffering and you don’t have to continue self-medicating with drugs or alcohol. Get treatment now! Your health and body, mind and soul will thank you.
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