Help for the Suicidal and Addicted

When you are trapped between addiction and depression, you may feel like there is no way out.  Addiction and depression work together in a cycle that is very hard to break, but it can be done.

Suicide Is Not the Answer

Depression and addiction block you from thinking clearly. No one plans to become addicted to drugs or alcohol, but once these substances enter your body, your judgment may not be at its best. If you are truly contemplating suicide, consider waiting just three months longer. Your whole life can change in just a few months no matter how bad things are right now. Give yourself the opportunity to reconsider this decision. Speak to someone who has the time to listen. Our phone counselors are available to help you. When you call our helpline, you will speak with a real person who can help you find real solutions no matter how bad things are right now.

Understanding How Addiction and Mental Health Struggles Keep You Trapped

Often, the cycle of addiction and mental health works in a pattern similar to the following:

  1. A person experiences loss, trauma, hardship or sadness in life. That person may experience mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, mania, anger or even hallucinations.
  2. The person tries drugs or alcohol in order to feel better or to escape from a negative environment. That person may continue using drugs or alcohol to make it through a tough time or to forget the past.
  3. That person becomes addicted, and drug use leads the person to do things he or she regrets, causing more mental and emotional pain.
  4. The person uses more drugs to numb the pain of addiction and to try and forget the past.
  5. The person begins to feel hopeless and does not realize that there is help available.

Integrated Treatment Can Help with Depression and Addiction

There is a new type of treatment that can help you. Integrated treatment, also known as Dual Diagnosis treatment, is designed to help heal mental health issues and addiction at the same time. Integrated treatment looks at you as a whole person and works to help you heal your mind, body and spirit.

Find Help for Addiction and Depression Today

We offer a toll-free and completely confidential helpline to help you get through this difficult time. Even if you are not ready to consider rehab, we can help you learn more about your options for wellness. We can even help you find family support, transportation to rehab, detox services and help arrange insurance coverage. We are available 24 hours a day, so let us help you today. Call now to speak with a live person.