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Depression Treatment in Los Angeles


Los Angeles Depression Treatment

Navigating mental wellness is challenging, and the wide range of options for treatment that are available can feel overwhelming. Finding the right fit, however, is needed for effective healing.

Veritas Detox is a leading provider of dual diagnosis treatment in Los Angeles. We offer Los Angeles depression and addiction treatment services to help you recover and thrive in all areas of your life.

Whether you’re seeking inpatient care, outpatient services or specialized therapies, Veritas Detox is a supportive environment tailored to your needs.

Understanding Depression

Major depressive disorder, also just called depression, is a common, serious mental health condition that negatively affects your feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Depression potentially causes sadness and a loss of interest in things you enjoyed at one time and can lead to a combination of physical and emotional problems, decreasing functionality at work and home.

Depression is thought to have multiple contributing factors playing a role in its development, including:

  • Biology: People with depression may have physical differences in their brains. Researchers aren’t entirely sure of the significance, but they may eventually be able to more specifically pinpoint causes.
  • Brain chemistry: Neurotransmitters are naturally occurring chemicals in our brains. Research indicates that shifts in the effects and functions of these neurotransmitters and how they interact with neural circuits involved in mood stability could be part of depression and its treatment.
  • Hormones: Changes in your hormonal balance can trigger or cause depression. For example, pregnancy-related hormones, menopause or thyroid problems may cause depression.
  • Genetics: There’s evidence showing depression can run in families.

Symptoms of depression, potentially ranging from mild to severe, can include:

At Veritas Detox, we are a San Fernando Valley drug rehab that also offers mental health care and Los Angeles depression treatment.

The Relationship Between Addiction and Depression

The relationship is complex and bidirectional between addiction and depression, with each contributing to the development and worsening of the other.

Addiction and depression can interact in the following ways:

Addiction and depression often co-occur, and studies have shown people with depression are at more risk of developing a substance use disorder and vice versa. The co-occurrence can complicate treatment and diagnosis as symptoms of one of the conditions can either mimic or mask the other.

Another reason depression and addiction can be related is the self-medication hypothesis. Individuals with depression might use substances to try and help their depressive symptoms. The substances could initially provide temporary relief but then can end up worsening the depression over the long term, creating a cycle of dependency and declining mental health.

Addiction and depression share common changes in brain structure and chemistry, especially in parts related to reward, mood regulation and motivation. Neurotransmitters like dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin play roles in both conditions. As an example, having low serotonin levels can change your mood and possibly lead to addiction.

There can be a genetic element to both addiction and depression. If you have a family history of either condition, you’re at more risk of developing the other.

Environmental factors like stress and trauma exposure or adverse childhood experiences can raise the risk of depression and addiction. Psychological factors, including poor coping skills and low self-esteem, can be part of turning to substances as a coping mechanism, raising the risk of developing both conditions.

The relationship between addiction and depression can have a major impact on treatment strategies. If just one condition is considered but not the other, recovery may be incomplete, contributing to higher relapse rates.

Addiction and depression can create a relapse cycle. If you’re recovering from addiction, for example, you could experience depressive symptoms. That could contribute to a relapse as a way to self-medicate. Conversely, someone who has depression could relapse to cope with depressive episodes. To break the cycle, continuous, comprehensive care is needed.

Both depression and addiction can create stigma, which is a barrier to receiving treatment.

At Veritas Detox, we are a holistic treatment center in Los Angeles that provides mental health and addiction care while achieving the most effective, sustainable outcomes.

Why Concurrent Los Angeles Depression Treatment Is Best

Treating addiction and depression simultaneously is necessary because of how interconnected the conditions are. When treated together, the chances of a successful, sustainable recovery increase significantly.

Many addiction and depression symptoms overlap with one another, so when they’re treated simultaneously, it can ensure effective management of these shared symptoms.

Addressing only addiction or just depression can also ignore the underlying issues contributing to both, while integrated treatment targets root causes and promotes overall mental health and well-being.

Other benefits of concurrent or dual diagnosis Los Angeles depression treatment include:

  • This allows for a holistic approach to addressing your physical, psychological and emotional needs. Comprehensive care is more likely to contribute to lasting recovery.
  • Treating both conditions at the same time lowers the risk of relapse.
  • Addressing both conditions improves overall quality of life, allowing one to regain control, maintain healthy relationships and function positively in daily life.

While a treatment plan will be customized to your specific needs, some of the approaches used in dual diagnosis programs include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps with the recognition and changing of negative thought patterns and behaviors contributing to addiction and depression.
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy, or DBT, helps with the management of intense emotions and the reduction of self-destructive behaviors, which can be helpful when you have co-occurring conditions.
  • Medication-assisted treatment or MAT can include medication for addiction, like buprenorphine or naltrexone, which helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms of substance use disorders. There are also medications like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other types of antidepressants for depressive symptoms.
  • Behavioral therapies like motivational interviewing (MI) and contingency management can help change addictive behaviors and adhere to treatment plans.
  • Groups like 12-step programs provide a community of support when you’re facing addiction and depression.
  • Family therapy involves family members in treatment to improve support systems and communication and enhance recovery outcomes.
  • Holistic and complementary therapies can include mindfulness and meditation to reduce stress and improve emotional regulation, physical health interventions to support recovery and overall well-being, and creative therapies like art and music therapy for healing and emotional expression.

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Los Angeles Depression Treatment at Veritas Detox

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Veritas came highly recommended and lived up to any expectations I might have had. I traveled halfway across the country to a place completely foreign to me in California and felt comfortable almost immediately which provided for a solid foundation in my Recovery...

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Jo H. 11/19/2020

Veritas has not only given me the tools to stay sober but has also showed me how to live a happy and fulfilled life. I have been to several other places in an effort to get sober but none of them can even get close to what this place has truly done for me...

John A.

A little over a month ago I was home struggling with a bad drug problem. I had gotten a hold of a recruiter & they suggested “Veritas” in Los Angeles CA. This place is absolutely amazing & very helpful. The staff are great as well as their personal Chef. The meals are great & everything else is. It’s a very comfortable place...

Zach F.

Veritas has been life saving and life changing for my son, which has made a profound impact on our family, as a whole. My son has struggled with drug addiction since his late teens. He is about to turn 25, next month. He has been to detox/treatment multiple (4) times, but I truly feel this will be his last. He is 40+ days sober with a brand new zest for (sober) life...

Kelly F.

I'm not typically one for writing reviews but I truly believe this place saved my son's life. After numerous attempts to get clean in our area, we thought it was best to get away from the people and places that brought him to this point. His therapist was amazing and I feel that he finally got the one-on-one help that he actually needed!


Veritas saved my moms life! I can’t put into words how grateful I am for the staff there and the program they run. She’s been to treatment a few times in the last 4 years but always continued to drink. Now she’s coming up on a year sober and it’s amazing to see her grow...

Steve F.

This place definitely saved my brother's life. He had been to a few other centers previously, but there is a clear difference here. The staff truly cares and goes out of their way, and his therapist was great...

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This was a great for me to detox! The staff is very support and my 30 days went much faster than I anticipated . Although I know the “real work” begins when I get back home, this has been a great launching pad for me...

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