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Depression in women is a serious health problem that often coincides with addiction and the abuse of drugs and alcohol. When depression and addiction coexist, it is referred to as a dual diagnosis, and both problems must be treated together to achieve wellness and recovery. Depression is the most common dual diagnosis that co-occurs with substance abuse in women.
This is the first of a three-part blog series on depression in women, in which several aspects will be covered. This first blog will act as an introduction and overview of depression in women and its relationship to drug and alcohol abuse. The second will cover depression symptoms in women, and the third will cover treatment for depression.
The following is a list of important things to know about depression in women.
Destination Hope: The Women’s Program is a substance abuse rehab program that specializes in dual diagnosis treatment. We understand the importance of treating additional issues such as depression in women.
With this three part series of blogs in addition to the other information made available through the website, hopefully some women will be educated and possibly be helped to get the treatment that they need for addiction, substance abuse problems and depression.
Each of these issues can be incredibly difficult to deal with alone, and when in combination as they often come can seem overwhelming. Professional help is available and you don’t have to go through it alone. Call us today at 866-808-7111 if you have questions about depression or addiction and let us help you get your life back.