Addicts who are in the stages of early recovery can suffer from several different side effects. Withdrawal symptoms can occur and depressions can develop in early recovery. Withdrawal symptoms are managed by doctors and treatment center professionals, but what about depression?
Addicts are prone to depression during early recovery due to several components, both physical and mental. During rehab physical changes are made to the body because toxins from the abused substance are being removed. Mental issues such as anxiety or depression can take hold of the recovering addict. This is due to the major changes that the addict is expected to make which can result in extra pressure being put on the individual during the early stages.
As with withdrawal symptoms, depression will be managed and controlled by your rehab doctors. It’s best to be open and honest with your therapist and your doctor so your depression can be treated as effectively as possible.