As should perhaps go without saying, it’s not easy to live with manic depression. The disease, also referred to as bipolar disorder or bipolar depression, is characterized by marked and unpredictable mood swings. A manic depressive is subject to dizzying highs and crushing lows, and will generally do anything he or she can to achieve emotional stability. That, in a nutshell, is why manic depression is so often linked to drug abuse. And that’s why drug treatment can only be successful it includes comprehensive psychological therapy.
If you or someone you care about is a manic depressive with a drug problem, you need addiction treatment that addresses both issues. In fact, a rehab program which fails to account for a patient’s manic depression is necessarily doomed to fail. The practical implication, then, is that you have to research you options before choosing a rehab center. The place that’s right for you is the one that can give you all the care you need. For your own sake, for the sake of the people who care about….don’t settle for anything less than that.