Depression is one of the most frequent co-occurring issues seen with individuals suffering from drug or alcohol dependency. It is prevalent for people struggling with depression to turn to drugs and alcohol for relief. Depressed individuals often suffer from so much pain, hopelessness, and low self-esteem that drugs and alcohol serve as a temporary escape and a way to self-medicate. However, this repeated self-medicating causes a chemical dependency in the mind and body, eventually leading to addiction. Although the use of drugs and alcohol starts as a way to numb the pain, it ends up magnifying and aggravating the effects of depression, having the opposite intended outcome.
Typically, depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the body or brain that can be corrected with proper treatment. For example, many times, depression is caused by low dopamine or serotonin levels, which are the “feel-good” chemicals in the body. Unfortunately, many of the most commonly prescribed medications for depression/anxiety have addictive potential. At Passages Malibu, we believe in treating patients with depression using natural supplements rather than addictive prescription medications. Natural supplements for depression can rebuild the chemicals in your body that are lacking and result in improved moods, energy levels, and sleep patterns. At Passages Malibu, our program not only works for people who have depression but also anxiety, insomnia, and ADD.
Non-12-Step Addiction Rehab at Passages
Passages Malibu is an alternative to traditional rehab that provides a holistic, client-centered approach to addiction treatment. Find lasting healing through our model of care and experiential therapies. You will uncover the root causes of your addiction, and we will provide you with tools for lifelong sobriety and change. We can help you turn your life around and find hope again. Call 888–438–0596 today for more information.