Everybody has bad days and most people go through periods of depression or sadness. However, Depression is diagnosed when people are unable to shake those sad, numb or hopeless feelings for a long period of time. A depressed person may lose interest in everyday life and activities they normally find enjoyable. They may feel anxious, sad or empty. They often have trouble getting up in the morning and experience a slight mood lift in the afternoons.
Depression and addiction often go hand-in-hand. The best treatment for this co-occurring disorder addresses both issues simultaneously and sets the person on a life free of depression and addiction.
Specialized treatment for addiction and depression offers the best opportunity for recovery.