Emerald Isle Health & Recovery Is Educating Patients On The Link Between Alcohol And Depression
April 20, 2022 at 16:10
Youngtown, Arizona -
Emerald Isle Health & Recovery, a mental health and addiction treatment center in Arizona, is urging patients to find out more about how it can help those who are addicted to alcohol and marijuana. It has published two blog posts that discuss the connections between alcohol, marijuana, and depression. The center is also educating patients about the pervasive effects of psychosomatic illnesses which are mental health conditions that are usually dismissed as being make-believe.
Alcohol and depression often go hand in hand as the continued use of liquor deteriorates physical and mental health and worsen’s one’s circumstances to the point that depressive thoughts might set in. Reducing alcohol intake, if applicable, is considered one of the primary steps in improving the symptoms of depression among those suffering from it. The writer, for the article from Emerald Isle Health & Recovery, says that alcohol addiction starts as a tame distraction but may become more severe with time. Alcohol dependence can manifest after continued use due to genetic reasons or a person’s environment. The writer quotes examples from their own life when they were charged with DUI and repeatedly arrested for disorderly behavior due to their inability to control their drinking. One of the biggest warning signs, according to the article, is the intense need to consume alcohol regardless of factors such as time of day and current responsibilities.
Since alcohol and depression are often co-occurring disorders, a dual-diagnosis program is effective in tackling both at the same time. Alcohol treatment begins with medically-assisted detox as quitting it all of a sudden can lead to severe withdrawal symptoms. Depression can be tackled by addressing the root cause of the problem, which may be persistent for some, or seasonal for others. Severe forms of depression include psychotic depression which can include delusions, hallucinations, and severe suicidal thoughts and anhedonia which is the inability to feel pleasure. Doctors recommend a combination of medication, therapy, and self-work to tackle both problems.
As with alcohol, there is also a close relationship between marijuana and depression. THC, known for its psychoactive and analgesic properties, is frequently used to 'self-medicate’. Those in the clutches of the herb, whether obtained illegally or through a medical card, may experience their depression symptoms complicating and worsening over time. Smoking or consuming large amounts of marijuana herb or edibles in a short time also increases the risks of psychosis and schizophrenia, particularly when these disorders are latent in an individual already.
The center also published a blog post discussing psychosomatic illnesses that are thought of as being 'all in one’s head’. The blog post reassures readers that this is simply not true and that they can create untenable mental health conditions, spread to the body, and create very real physical ailments that disrupt lives. A psychosomatic disorder is a psychological ailment leading to physical symptoms devoid of medical reasons. Psychosomatic illnesses include hypochondriasis, conversion disorder, somatization disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and pain disorder. Those suffering from them can show gender-related or age-related symptoms. Emotional stress and depression exacerbate the symptoms of psychosomatic illnesses such as physical pain, psychogenic pain, and a weakened immune system. While treating them, a medical professional has to take into consideration factors such as a person’s history of fear, symptoms, stress situation, concerns, family history, and relationship problems.
A spokesperson for Emerald Isle Health & Wellness talks about the services it offers for those suffering from the aforementioned conditions by saying, “Our experts are skilled in treating a psychosomatic illness, as well as depression, whether it exists apart from, or alongside, alcohol or substance use. Please reach out to our dedicated staff today if you or a loved one are struggling with any of these issues. Our staff, who has helped heal thousands of clients, will listen to your story and suggest the right medical professionals and programs for your needs. Our unique, individualized, evidence-based treatments focus on a holistic approach to care. The time to call is now! Reach out to us at 855-605-0644.”
For more information about Emerald Isle Health & Recovery, contact the company here:
Emerald Isle Health & Recovery
Emerald Isle Health & Recovery
10702 W Peoria Ave
Sun City, Arizona 85351