Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions nationwide. It affects more than 16 million Americans each year and nearly 30% of affected individuals also struggle with substance use disorder.
Out of the millions of Americans who suffer from depression, only 35% seek treatment. Many people try to avoid or hide their feelings out of fear of stigma or judgment. This can lead to self-medication and relying on substances to cope. Eventually, substance use can become a crutch and turn into an addiction.Read More