Practical Tools for Professionals Treating Depression Depression is a debilitating and sometimes, life-costing illness. Yet it is imminently treatable. It is very common among spouses/partners of addicts and adult children raised in addicted families, and is often a co-occurring or subsequent disorder in the addicted client. This depression workbook holds a healthy respect for cognitive behavioral modalities as well as recognizing the role of effective and spiritual interventions related to depressive disorders. Claudia Black has included her experience in this book material that will assist health care professionals in bridging a long time gap between the mental health and addiction fields.