The feeling of sadness is a human experience that many have gone through. However, when this feeling becomes an overwhelming, constant state, exploration of depression and its treatment may be important. The feelings of depression are characterized, but not exclusively, by constant feelings of hopelessness, loss of interest in activities that were once pleasurable, irregular sleep such as extended periods of sleep or lack of sleep, lethargic demeanor and self-blame. Depression can even lead into risk of suicide or self-harm. Although depression can manifest itself in a number of different ways, if you are experiencing any of these signs in a consistent manner, seeking therapy could be a very beneficial option. At Addiction Rehab Toronto, we work with clients on a daily basis who experience depression. Often times, the use of substances can magnify the symptoms. Although sobriety is an important first step in battling depression, our therapists work to discover the underlying causes and work from a number of perspectives to help manage and overcome symptoms. Our clinical staff deploy strategies such as behavioural activation. This technique involves the client becoming active their recovery, completing tasks such as engaging in hobbies or exercise and interacting with peers or family. This perspective is offered each day within ART as we emphasize a holistic approach including personal training, yoga, reiki, art therapy and much more. Utilizing these types of therapy, in conjunction with cognitive and emotional counselling, allows a more comprehensive approach to managing depression. Our program offers both group and individual counselling, which also enables the client to process previous or current experiences that may be contributing to their depression in a safe space.