An Overview of Depression

Depression and substance abuse are common co-occurring disorders among adults in substance abuse treatment. Studies show that 1 in 3 adults who suffer from substance abuse also suffer from clinical depression (source).

What is Depression?

Depression can best be described as a continuous (lasting more than two weeks) feeling of sadness, the blues, unhappiness, misery or hopelessness. Clinical depression is a mood disorder that interferes with everyday life for longer periods of time.

Symptoms of Depression:

  • Guilt
  • Loss of pleasure in regular activities
  • Loss of libido
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Irritability or restlessness
  • Suicidal thoughts or ideation
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Changes in appetite with significant weight gain or loss
  • Lethargy
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism
  • Self hatred

Forms of Depression

Major depression is diagnosed when at least five depression symptoms are present and last for more than two weeks. Minor depression is diagnosed when fewer than five symptoms are present and last for at least two weeks.

Dysthymia is a more mild, longer lasting form of depression that is often compared to a low level general dissatisfaction with life; Dysthymia often lasts for years as it goes undiagnosed and untreated.

Other forms of depression are postpartum depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Treatment of depression and addiction at New Method Wellness entails a comprehensive, holistic approach. Each patient will work closely with their clinician and staff psychiatrist to outline the best treatment plan moving forward.

Our Treatment Programs

  • We offer detoxification, as needed, for all of our clients at our Rio Home. With round-the-clock management, our detox home is safe and comfortable. 
  • With individualized treatment programs for each of our clients, our primary treatment program is extremely effective. 
  • Our intensive outpatient program is for local residents or clients who would like to continue their treatment program while living at a sober living facility. 
  • With a newly implemented alumni extended aftercare program, our clients are a part of a wonderful sober community.

If you have any questions or concerns about our program, feel free to give us a call: