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Depression Treatment


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a person listens to a therapist during depression treatmentDepression affects millions of Americans. More than just feeling sad, depression can cause real issues with motivation, mood, and even maintaining relationships. Unfortunately, many people living with depression also struggle with substance abuse and addiction as they attempt to self-medicate. Depression treatment at Sophros Recovery in Tampa, Florida, is designed to navigate these complex, intertwined conditions.

We understand the complexities of addiction and co-occurring depression. Our mental health treatment program integrates medication-assisted treatment (MAT), evidence-based therapy, case management, and alumni support to bring comprehensive support to our clients. There is a better future ahead, and you can claim it. Call 813.592.7053 to get started now.

Insights into Depression

Feelings of sadness are common in everyone, but depression is more than just feeling sad. Chronic depression also has symptoms like:

  • Loss of interest in activities that once brought joy
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing on tasks
  • Changes in sleep patterns, such as insomnia or oversleeping
  • Unexplained changes in appetite and weight
  • Persistent feelings of worthlessness, guilt, and hopelessness

People living with depression may also have physical symptoms, such as headaches, stomach problems, or chronic pain. Experiencing these symptoms can make it difficult to function in daily life and can impact personal relationships, work performance, and overall well-being.

The Link Between Depression and Addiction

Depression and addiction often go hand in hand, with one condition exacerbating the other. While many do attempt to self-medicate their depression symptoms with drugs or alcohol, people living with addiction can also develop depression as a result of their substance misuse.

Chronic misuse of drugs and alcohol dramatically impacts brain chemistry, especially the production of dopamine. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating pleasure and motivation. When someone misuses drugs or alcohol, their brain becomes reliant on these substances to release dopamine, leading to a cycle of dependence and addiction. This chemical imbalance can also lead to mood disorders like depression.

Our Co-Occurring Depression Treatment Program

At Sophros Recovery, we recognize the importance of addressing both substance abuse and depression simultaneously. Our co-occurring disorder program combines evidence-based therapies with medication-assisted treatment to effectively treat both conditions.

  • Medication-assisted treatment – Involves the use of FDA-approved medications to help manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms. This allows our clients to better focus on their therapy and recovery without the distraction of physical discomfort.
  • Evidence-based therapy – Our therapists utilize various therapy modalities, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to address underlying issues contributing to both addiction and depression. These therapies help clients develop coping skills and healthier ways of managing their thoughts and emotions.
  • Case management – Our case managers work closely with each client to develop an individualized treatment plan and coordinate care with other providers, access job placement services, and provide support for other tasks.
  • Alumni support – Our alumni program offers ongoing support even after treatment has ended. We provide resources, connections to community resources, and opportunities for continued growth and development.

At our center in Tampa, FL, we strive to create a safe, supportive environment for individuals struggling with addiction and depression. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to helping clients achieve lasting recovery and improved mental health.

Call to Start the Depression Program at Sophros Recovery Tampa

If you are struggling with depression and addiction, know that you are not alone. At Sophros Recovery, we provide compassionate, comprehensive care to help individuals heal from these intertwined conditions. Take the first step toward a better future by calling 813.592.7053 or completing our online form now to speak with one of our admissions specialists and begin your journey toward recovery.