Depression is a serious, life-threatening, chronic illness. Depression, when combined with addiction is especially debilitating. Without treating depression in an addicted person, the depression becomes a major contributor to a lack of recovery, relapse and possibly suicide. Without treating addiction in a depressed person, the addiction becomes a major contributor to a lack of recovery, relapse and possibly suicide. Ironically, both depression and addiction are treatable illnesses.
In this video, Dr. Black offers an easily understood explanation of the interaction of depression and addiction, presents examples of the combination of the two illnesses, and utilizes quotes from those who have suffered from depression, among them Bill Wilson (co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous) and Abraham Lincoln. The viewer will better understand depression and the impact of the combination of depression and addiction, and be enabled to share and discuss his own experiences.
28 minutes non-returnable
Interaction of depression and addiction;
Causes of depression: biochemical imbalance, negative view of the world, incomplete grief;
Recovery: abstinence from addictive substances and behaviors;
Use of anti-depressants and discussion about the addict's concerns medication use;
Therapy and recovery practices.
Designed for use with patients and clients individually or in groups.
This video is only available on DVD.