If you or someone you care about is a victim of depression or bipolar depression, bipolar disorder leaves patients prone to terrifying emotional highs and crushing emotional lows. To be bipolar is to live life ever on the cusp of two extremes, impossibly far removed from anything that might ever be called stability. Given that sort of trauma, it’s no surprise that many bipolar depressives to turn drug and alcohol addiction as a means of self-medication. And it’s no surprise that drug and alcohol treatment has to include therapy for bipolar disorder where appropriate.
Addiction always has a cause. Addicts very often suffer from underlying psychiatric conditions, which must themselves be eradicated before addiction recovery can go forward. As should perhaps go without saying, drug and alcohol rehab can only be successful if it heals patients from the inside-out. With so much to lose, and so much more to win, you can’t afford anything less than the most thorough care you can get.