Retreat at Lancaster County
In-Patient and Outpatient Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Counseling
1170 South State Street, Ephrata, PA
Dealing with drug or alcohol addiction and recovery can be a difficult process often accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Those already dealing with alcohol or drug dependence may not have the coping mechanisms needed to properly heal during this time. Many mental health professionals often identify five stages of grief — denial, bargaining, anger, depression and acceptance. Since some of these emotions often overlap with the addiction process, treatment for both can often be achieved at the same time, but it takes special attention to these unique circumstances to obtain a successful outcome.
Jonathan Gransee, Psy.D.
313 W. Liberty Street, Suite 226, Lancaster, PA
Depression is often the tip of the iceberg, in terms of what is happening with the psyche. It lets you know something is wrong, and then, you must explore the underlying causes. Once you have done that, relief is possible. There are times when the depression has been around for so long that you may have forgotten what it feels like to feel good...in such cases, a combined approach, in cooperation with your MD, with therapy + medications, will improve your prognosis.