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How Mental Health Treatment Fits Into Addiction Recovery

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While we don’t offer mental health treatment as a primary care service, we recognize that mental health struggles accompany or are related to addiction.

For many of our clients, addiction is just one part of a larger mental health picture. We’ve seen firsthand how depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions can lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms like substance use. While drugs and alcohol might provide short-term relief, over time, they can actually make the underlying mental health issue worse.

That’s why we don’t treat addiction and mental health as separate silos at Gemini Recovery. Our mental health therapy programs are designed to provide comprehensive treatment for both conditions. By getting to the root of the problem and addressing any underlying mental health issues, our clients are able to make lasting changes and reach a place of sustainable recovery.

Depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns can make you feel like a shell of yourself. At Gemini Recovery, we believe you have potential and purpose, and our addiction treatment programs take into account mental health to make you feel like yourself again. We invite you to contact our team at 888.341.2524 to learn more about our addiction therapy programs.

Understanding Mental Health and Its Relationship to Addiction


Depression is more than just feeling sad. It’s a mental health condition that can have significant impacts on your life. Symptoms of depression can include changes in appetite, difficulty sleeping, feelings of guilt and worthlessness, and a lack of interest or pleasure in activities you once enjoyed.


Anxiety is an intense feeling of fear or uneasiness. It can include physical symptoms like a racing heart, sweating, and nausea. People who suffer from anxiety may also experience intrusive thoughts or worries and have difficulty sleeping.

Mental Health and Addiction

Mental health and addiction can be closely intertwined. For many of our clients, underlying mental health conditions can be a factor in the development of an addiction. At the same time, substance use can often worsen underlying mental health conditions. However, mental health therapy programs can help.

How Mental Health and Addiction Therapy Programs Support Recovery

We’re passionate about providing treatment that helps our clients move past the things in their lives that are holding them back, including mental health issues that may be connected to addiction. Our addiction and mental health therapy programs provide a targeted approach in order to help our clients work through the underlying causes of their mental health concerns.

Some of the topics that you might cover in addiction and mental health therapy include:

  • Developing healthier coping methods – Healthy coping skills can help you better manage stress and reduce your reliance on substances as an unhealthy coping mechanism.
  • Building self-esteem – Depression and anxiety can take a toll on your self-esteem, but mental health therapy provides an opportunity to build it back up.
  • Improving communication skills – Mental health therapy can help you better express your emotions and communicate more effectively with others.
  • Identifying triggers – If you struggle with substance use, mental health therapy can help you identify the triggers that lead to unhealthy behaviors.

There are many benefits of our addiction and mental health therapy programs, from creating a healthier lifestyle to improving relationships with loved ones. Mental health therapy isn’t just about managing symptoms; it’s about helping you take control of your life and reach a place of sustainable recovery.

Get in Touch with Gemini Recovery Today

Our Scranton, PA, addiction treatment center provides a supportive environment where you can step away from the stresses of everyday life and focus on your recovery. Every step of the way, you’ll be supported by compassionate professionals who understand your struggles.

When you call, we’ll get to know you, answer any questions you have about our addiction and mental health therapy programs, and explain what to expect during treatment. Take the first step and reach out to our team at 888.341.2524 or connect with us online today.