Depression and anxiety are two of the most common and most debilitating types of mental health disorders in the U.S. Many people do not get the professional help they need for these conditions, often leading them to seek out relief from substances like drugs and alcohol. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that 43 percent of people with a substance use disorder use prescription pain pills or illicit drugs in order to cope with their symptoms. At Lucida Treatment Center, we know that better help is available to you. Find a mental health treatment center that can lift the cloud that surrounds you and help you create your recovery. It\u2019s Not Uncommon to Experience Depression and Anxiety While access to mental health treatment is improving, there\u2019s still a strong stigma present in the U.S. about admitting and getting help for conditions like depression and anxiety. Yet, we know it is a very common type of mental health concern. Many factors can cause it, including previous trauma, underlying health problems, and genetic predisposition to it. When a person faces the difficulties of this type of mental health concern, many reach to drugs or alcohol to find relief. Are You Using Drugs to Stop Your Depression and Anxiety? It was a difficult day at work. You head to the bar to drink away your frustration. Perhaps you turmoil from childhood trauma surface unexpectedly. Something triggered a memory, and you just did not want to face it any longer. You turned to drugs to help you to stop feeling the pain of those past experiences. This is very common, but it is also very dangerous. How to Get Help for Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders When a person is struggling with depression and anxiety and then uses drugs and alcohol as a coping tool, this is called co-occurring mental health disorders. It is sometimes called a dual diagnosis. In all cases, specialized treatment is necessary to give you the tools and resources you need to work through both areas. At Lucida Treatment Center, we can do that for you using a comprehensive treatment plan. Your customized care plan is designed to meet your individual needs. Many of our clients seeking dual diagnosis treatment will work through a series of steps to reach the care they need. This may include: \tMedical drug detox\u00a0 \tResidential addiction treatment \tAnxiety treatment programs \tDepression treatment programs \tPTSD treatment programs It is critical to work through a dual diagnosis program if you have an addiction and mental health illness. If you treat one, without addressing the other, the treatment is less likely to be effective, leaving you with unresolved concerns that may make it more likely that you will turn to drugs and alcohol again. Facing Mental Illness Can Be Empowering It is not easy to admit that you need help with depression and anxiety. Yet, if you are using drugs as a coping mechanism or just living a life that you are unhappy with, getting treatment can offer a new path forward for you. In many ways, this means providing you with the ability to feel better and build a successful life. Additionally, you encounter new opportunities for change. Allow our team at Lucida Treatment Centers to guide you through this treatment process. Here, we can address any type of mental illness and substance abuse concern you have. Treatment and a Better Life Is Available to You At Lucida Treatment Center, we provide a comprehensive level of service to help you to work through depression and anxiety, as well as substance use disorder, so you can live your best life. When you work with our team through a customized treatment plan, you take the first step at creating that future. Contact us through a no-obligation call at to learn more about how we can help you today.