woman learns about how mental health can help and hurt addiction

How Mental Health Can Help and Hurt Recovery

At Compass Detox in South Florida, we want patients in our substance abuse detox programs to understand the close relationship between depression, recovery, and mental health. When you feel positive and strong, you can resist cravings and stick to your plan for a drug-free life. However, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues can leave…

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How You Can Reshape the Perception of Addiction

It’s essential to reshape the perception of addiction. In the past, those with substance abuse disorders had to live with the stigmas associated with addiction. We understand that addiction is a disease, and proper treatment can result in higher recovery rates. At Compass Detox in South Florida, our patients receive care, attention, and medical assistance…

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Helping Someone with Addiction and Depression

How do you help someone with addiction and depression? Everyone’s circumstance will be different, but knowing what you’re up against will be a great start. The phrase “Knowledge is power” is certainly true in this case. Facing the battle well-armed, you will be of more assistance to that person.

Drug addiction and depression often go hand in hand. This dual diagnosis makes everything more complicated because one may affect the other. If a depressed person is left untreated, they may find themselves reaching for coping mechanisms and self medicate to help them deal with this issue. Their depression brings the possibility of an addiction of some kind; drug addiction is a common one. When an individual is addicted to drugs, it can affect their mental and emotional stability and cause depression. What they are doing to soothe themselves can escalate their issues and even trigger new ones.