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Depression & Substance Abuse: Healthier Coping Strategies for a Happier Life

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Series Overview

An In-Depth Look at Depression & Substance Abuse 45 Min

In this 45-minute session, triple board-certified psychologist, Dr. Judy Ho, details the complex relationship between substance abuse and depression. This deep dive defines depression, substance abuse, how to speak to both adults and children about these issues, and much more.

Self-Help Strategies & Seeking Help for Addiction & Depression 40 Min

Dr. Ho provides self-help strategies you can implement today to help with depression and substance abuse. Plus, she details the best ways to find the right provider and more.

How to Find the Right Treatment for Depression & Addiction 19 Min

There are many treatment options for both depression and substance abuse. Dr. Ho details the options and shows you how to best navigate the system.


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About the Series

Substance abuse is an extremely dangerous mode of escapism from an extremely common mental health condition: depression. In this series, clinical psychologist Dr. Judy Ho employs her wealth of expertise with addiction and depression and goes in-depth on these co-occurring disorders.

Who is this series for?

This series provides actionable takeaways for sufferers and supporters alike. Whether you are the parent of a minor or are struggling with addiction and depression yourself, this series it the education you need to help you with your next best step.

“My boyfriend was diagnosed with depression after he got help for his drinking. I wanted to do everything I could to be supportive and this series helped me better understand what he’s going through and also helped me understand how I should talk to him. Very helpful for both me and my boyfriend’s recovery.”
Haley P.

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • How to recognize when substance use becomes an abusive coping mechanism for depression
  • How to utilize effective self-help strategies
  • When and how to involve a professional
  • How to find the right treatment

“You have to keep trying. You have to keep trying different methods, different people. And you will find the one that works for you. So, don’t give up. There are so many different ways to get good treatment now.”

Triple Board Certified Clinical & Forensic Neuropsychologist, Ph.D.


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