Minneapolis’ Preferred Depression Treatment Center

Burkwood Treatment Center helps individuals struggling with addiction and co-occurring depression build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located near Minneapolis – St. Paul, Burkwood is the leading provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment for adults.

Learn About Co-Occurring Depression & Treatment

Learn about depression & treatment offered at our rehab center

Depressive disorders such as major depressive disorder and persistent depressive disorder are common, yet widely understood, mental health conditions that can significantly undermine an individual’s quality of life. In addition to suffering from pervasive sadness and despair, people who develop a depressive disorder may also experience symptoms like disrupted sleep patterns, feelings of worthlessness, loss of appetite, diminished concentration, and recurring thoughts of death. Symptoms of depressive disorders can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few years, during which times afflicted individuals can struggle to meet their personal, academic, financial, and occupational responsibilities.

Unfortunately, many people abuse alcohol or other drugs in a misguided attempt to self-medicate the psychological pain that can be caused by depression. Of course, any temporary respite that a person receives while intoxicated can be quickly outweighed by a variety of negative outcomes, including the worsening of the depressive symptoms, the potential physical and cognitive damage that can result from the substance abuse, and the risk of addiction.

Substance use disorders and co-occurring depressive disorders can be both extremely detrimental and extremely difficult to overcome. However, with the effective comprehensive treatment that is available at our rehab center, men and women have been able to overcome the compulsion to abuse alcohol and other drugs while simultaneously receiving treatment to manage their depression.

Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one or family member with depression get into rehab

When a loved one is struggling with depression and addiction, you may feel as though the situation is hopeless and that you are helpless to bring about positive change. While you are right to be concerned, the reality may not be nearly as bleak as you may have feared. Accomplishing the following may enable you to get your loved one the help that he or she so desperately needs:

  • Talk to your loved one and express your concerns, and let him or her know that he or she has your continued support.
  • Educate yourself about the diseases of depression and addiction and learn about the types of treatment that have helped others whose situations were similar to what your loved one is experiencing. When you understand the challenges that your loved one is facing, you will be better prepared to provide meaningful feedback and assistance.
  • As you increase your knowledge of treatment options, you will be able to point him or her in the direction of rehab that can be literally life-changing.

Throughout this process, you will want to keep your loved one involved to the extent that is practical and productive. If he or she understands that he or she needs help, you will want him or her to play a significant role in your efforts to get that help. If on the other hand, he or she denies that a problem exists or actively opposes suggestions that help is needed, you may need to operate on your own or with a small group of trusted family members and/or friends.

The degree of persuasion that will be required to get your loved one into rehab will depend in large part upon his or her acceptance of this need. The strength and nature of your relationship may also make this challenge simpler or more difficult. This is where your expertise comes in. Your understanding of your loved one’s personality and your newfound knowledge of depression, addiction, and rehab options can allow you to serve as a bridge between the crisis that your loved one is currently experiencing and the bright future that awaits him or her after treatment. The challenge that you are facing may not be easy, but it is undoubtedly worth it.

Why Consider Us?

Why consider treatment at Burkwood near Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN

Left untreated, depressive disorders and co-occurring substance use disorders can have a devastating impact on virtually all aspects of an individual’s life. Depression can cause a person to withdraw socially, to experience family discord and problems in other interpersonal relationships, and to struggle on the job. These negative experiences can exacerbate the depression, driving the afflicted individual deeper into a sense of hopelessness and helplessness. When a person in this state abuses or becomes addicted to alcohol or other drugs, the negative ramifications can increase in both frequency and severity. Substance abuse can cause physical health problems and psychological damage and can expose an individual to academic failure, job loss, chronic unemployment, financial devastation and legal problems. This continued downward spiral may result in homelessness, social ostracization, and suicidal ideation. Yet with effective professional care, men and women can avoid these negative outcomes, can regain control over their thoughts and emotions, and can resume their pursuit of a healthy and satisfying future, free from the constraints of depression and addiction.

Types of Treatment

Types of treatment offered at Burkwood

Our rehab center is a renowned provider of residential addiction and depression treatment that has been helping men and women achieve healthier and sober lives for more than 20 years. Located near Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota in scenic Hudson, Wisconsin, this center specializes in providing individualized care for adult men and women who are struggling with the complex disease of addiction.

With a high counselor-to-participant ratio and interventions that are proven to help people reach their rehab goals, Burkwood supplies the care that is needed to overcome addictions and co-occurring mental health conditions, such as depressive disorders. The staff of dedicated professionals, which includes individuals who are trained in the 12-Step philosophy and trauma-based interventions, provides ongoing support on the road to recovery is navigated. Furthermore, only the most appropriate treatment methods are implemented into a participant’s plan so as to elicit the most favorable rehab outcomes for each individual. The following are among the many types of treatment that may be incorporated into a participant’s personalized plan of care:

Medication management services: When the symptoms of depressive disorders are severe and cannot be successfully managed through the use of therapy and healthy coping skills, a participant may require certain medications. At our rehab center, a contracted psychiatrist is available to meet with participants, determine if medication is appropriate, and prescribe medication when a participant requires pharmaceutical intervention. Our helpful mental health technicians and compassionate nursing staff closely monitor the progress of each participant and are available to also offer support throughout the rehabilitation process.     

Individual therapy: Individuals who are battling an addiction and co-occurring a depressive disorder are more likely to achieve their recovery goals when they are able to talk through their experiences and emotions with a qualified therapist or counselor. Our center provides individual therapy sessions once per week for each participant. These sessions can be a time when men and women can work with a counselor to learn new skills, set new goals, and process their recovery in a healthy manner.   

Group therapy: Counselor-led groups that cover a variety of topics relevant to recovery are an important facet of care at our depression center. We believe men and women are more likely to recover from addictions and learn to manage the symptoms of depressive disorders when they have the support and guidance of their peers, and we are proud to offer up forums in which participants can work together towards achieving recovery and healing. The following groups are examples of the sessions that are offered on a daily basis for the duration of a participant’s time with us:    

  • Advanced guided imagery group
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) speaker meetings
  • Recovery advocate psychoeducational group
  • Gestalt/analogy-based therapeutic plays
  • Goals group
  • Primary group
  • Didactic activity group
  • Big Book Study
  • Banking
  • Community meetings
  • Meditation group

MAAEZ Program: To familiarize our participants with the 12-Step philosophy, our rehab center offers the Making Alcoholics Anonymous Easier, or MAAEZ, Program. Featuring a treatment model that occurs in a group format that is designed to help the men and women we treat adapt to working through the 12 steps of recovery. Our staff is expertly trained in facilitating this type of treatment and is available to provide the support that can help our participants successfully recover from an addiction and the symptoms of depressive disorders.

Way of Life System: At our depression center, we understand that receiving treatment for an addiction and co-occurring depressive disorders can be a trying, yet transformative experience. For this reason, our center employs the Way of Life System to help guide our participants through the therapeutic process. This method of care is unique to Burkwood, utilizes several treatment modalities and disciplines, and helps men and women transition through each phase of their recovery. Audio guides complement the manual that is used for the Way of Life System, and those who partake in this rehab are ultimately able to healthily manage their emotions and feelings and reach their treatment goals while in our care.

Family therapy: Understanding that our participants’ addictions and co-occurring depressive disorders have likely affected their relationships with those closest to them, our center is able to facilitate family therapy sessions when they are needed. These sessions can be a time when those we treat, their friends, family members, or other loved ones come together to repair the damage addiction has caused, and become united in the front against substance abuse.     

Recreational activities: Our rehab center is situated amid wondrous natural beauty near Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota, and we want our participants to be able to benefit from our picturesque surroundings. When a man or woman is entrusted into our care to overcome an addiction and the symptoms of depressive disorders, he or she is afforded opportunities to participate in church services and recreational activities, such those listed below:

  • Opportunities to exercise at the Knowles Center
  • Nature outings at Willow River State Park
  • Gender-specific yoga
  • Movies

The aforementioned methods of care can be part of a participant’s transformative experience at our depression center near Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota. Upon admission to our center, our staff works closely with those entrusted into our care to determine which types of treatment will be best suited to meet the needs of the men and women who choose to heal with us. If a participant’s needs change during the therapeutic process, his or her treatment plan can also be revised to reflect new goals for recovering from an addiction and depressive disorders.

The care supplied by Burkwood is highly individualized, and we strive to make the process of recovery one that is unique to each participant. This level of customization extends to our discharge planning process, as we take into account each participant’s needs and goals when determining which aftercare services are best suited to continue to progress made during treatment.

If you or your loved one would like to learn more about our types of treatment and how our interventions can help those looking to recover from addiction achieve their goals, do not hesitate to contact us. At our depression rehab center, we are here for you, and we can guide you towards the sober and healthy life you deserve to be living.