Symptoms of Depression
If you or a loved one may be suffering from chronic depression, it is important to remember that only a licensed psychiatrist can make an official diagnosis. New Start firmly believes in getting dual diagnosis addicts the help they need. We partner with a local psychiatric group to offer clients professional psychological evaluations. Getting addiction treatment and appropriate psych meds simultaneously could be the 180 degree turn you or your loved one needs to start their recovery.
Loss of Interest
Depression Case Studies
Alcohol used to make that go away. When I was in a depressive episode, I would keep at least three handles of vodka in my closet at all times. That was two years ago. Rehab and antidepressants totally changed my life for the better. I’ve since graduated college and work full time at a job I love. Now instead of looking forward to a weekend of binge drinking myself into blackouts, I make plans that actually require brain function.
But it wasn’t sustainable. Too many parts of my life fell apart because I was using. Getting arrested was a blessing in disguise. Drug court ordered me to get clean and sober, and my rehab program made me see a psych. I didn’t even know I needed meds, but they’ve made a huge difference. I don’t isolate as much as I used to.