A diagnosis of HIV can trigger very powerful emotions. Stress, anxiety, and depression are common responses to living with HIV. Whether you are dealing with emotional difficulties, mental illness, substance abuse, or the desire for alternative, specialized, or holistic therapy, there are resources available to help you and your loved ones.
Substance Abuse Services
Street drugs interfere with HIV treatment and interrupt its effectiveness. Plus, sticking to a treatment regimen is crucial for someone living with HIV or AIDS, and drug use can shift priorities, cause forgetfulness, and weaken mental, physical, and emotional health. If you or your loved one is living with HIV and needs help treating substance abuse, there are many local resources available to assist you.