Depression, Anxiety, and Rehab: Treating More than Addiction


Depression and anxiety are prevalent among Americans. In 2015, 16.1 million adults in the U.S. suffered from some degree of depression, and anxiety is even more common, with more than 40 million Americans being affected. Depression and anxiety affect people to various degrees, with some suffering in silence while others lose their ability to function at work or in their everyday lives.

If left untreated, depression and anxiety can get worse and lead to major mental and physical health problems. In extreme cases, severely depressed individuals may be driven to commit suicide. It is very difficult to face the battle against depression alone. Rehab for depression or anxiety can provide support and get to the root of your problem, equipping you with the tools you need to return to living a fulfilling life.

Rehab centers for depression or anxiety will offer support in the form of both medication to correct mood disorders and psychotherapy in combination with other programs, such as group or family therapy, that work to bring your anxiety or depression under control and address the underlying causes of your symptoms. High-quality depression rehab centers also offer options once the initial program is completed to make sure you stay on the right path.

Why Rehab for Anxiety or Depression and Addiction Rehab Often Go Hand in Hand

In many cases, depression, anxiety, and addiction accompany one another. If you have a problem with drug or alcohol addiction, you are twice as likely to suffer from mood disorders such as anxiety or depression. Likewise, if you suffer from anxiety or depression, there is a much higher chance that you will turn to alcohol or drugs to cope. Certain groups of people are more prone to one or both disorders: For instance, stress, trauma, or genetic factors can lead to depression. Depression, in turn, can lead you to attempt to escape those symptoms through the numbing effects of drugs or alcohol. You therefore develop an addiction problem on top of the underlying problem.

It makes sense to treat addiction and depression or anxiety together, since they are very often linked. Detox and counseling for addiction alone can lead to relapse if the real reason for turning to drugs in the first place is not addressed. Rehab for depression therefore often will address the underlying causes of both. White Sands offers a comprehensive approach to dual-diagnosis situations in which both mood disorders and addiction are treated simultaneously.

What the Best Treatment Centers for Depression Can Offer

Successful depression rehab centers will carefully monitor medication and therapy administered to counteract physical and psychological symptoms of the disorder, offering a customized plan that makes sense, and that is exactly what we do at White Sands. We have a highly trained group of professional doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, and counselors all in one facility who work together to provide the best rehabilitation program for you. Our private, accredited center also offers after-care options, including a sober living community if you also have struggled with addiction, to ensure you have continued support once your initial rehab treatment concludes and you continue your journey toward recovery.

Call Now to Get Help

If you think you or a loved one may be experiencing depression or anxiety, whether it is linked to drug or alcohol abuse or not, you need to seek help now. Recovery is possible. Find the solution to your depression, anxiety, or addiction today. Call or fill out the form now.