At Red Oak Recovery, we recognize that mental health issues often coincide with trauma and addiction. Unfortunately, one of the most common issues among men battling addiction is depression. Depression is a mood disorder that leaves the individual feeling sad, hopeless, and guilty. These feelings may encourage the person to turn to drugs and alcohol in an effort to self-medicate. In some cases, those who suffer from depression may experience suicidal thoughts and actions. Before they get to this point, it is important to turn to a depression treatment center.
At Red Oak Recovery, we are committed to providing mental health and addiction treatment to men between the ages of 18 and 30. We are proud to offer a young adult rehab for our clients in NC, which we can tailor to the needs of each client. To learn more about our mental health treatment option, please contact Red Oak Recovery today at 866.457.7590.
Who Needs a Depression Treatment Program?
Depression and addiction frequently occur simultaneously. In fact, a high percentage of individuals battling depression also suffer from depression. Depressive illnesses often affect men of all ages, and men are more likely to take action on suicidal thoughts. Depression can result from a genetic predisposition for the disorder, hormonal imbalances, stress, or the use of mood-altering chemicals. However, it can also be due to a traumatic event, such as an injury or the death of a loved one.
Understanding the Symptoms of Depression
Depression symptoms vary from person to person and involve more than just a blue mood. Depression is a brain disorder. As such, it can impact a person’s day-to-day functioning, making it difficult to hold a job, complete school, or maintain a healthy relationship.
If you or someone you love experiences the following symptoms, it’s time to give us a call.
- Feeling sad or “empty”
- Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guilty
- Loss of interest in favorite activities
- Feeling very tired
- Not being able to concentrate or remember details
- Not being able to sleep or sleeping too much
- Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
- Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
- Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
- Excessive drinking or use of another mood or mind-altering substances
About Our Depression Treatment Center
Red Oak Recovery isn’t just another substance use treatment program; it’s a program devoted to young men dealing with a co-occurring mental health issue, trauma, and substance use, such as depression.
It doesn’t matter whether drug and alcohol use led to your depression or you began self-medicating to escape the pain of a mood disorder. The chances of successful long-term recovery are greatest when co-occurring conditions are treated together.
To this end, we provide the young men in our care with truly individualized and integrative mental health support. Clients at Red Oak Recovery participate in conventional and holistic treatment modalities that focus on the whole body, including: