Mental health and addiction | substance abuse and mental health

mental health and addiction patientMental illness is a condition that can disrupt your thinking, your feelings, your moods and even your ability to relate to others and function on a day-to-day basis.

There is a diverse and complicated range of explanations as to why an individual develops a particular mental illness. However, they have little to do with a person’s character, intelligence or strength.  And the symptoms often cannot be reduced, nor the illness conquered through just willpower alone. Sometimes professional help is needed.

Stabilization, recovery and relief from the symptoms of mental illness are distinct possibilities with the proper diagnosis and treatment plan, according to The National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI reports that between 70 and 90 percent of those who undergo a combination of pharmacological and psychosocial treatments show significant reduction in their symptoms.

At Challenges Addiction, Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment and Relapse Prevention Center, our program encompasses a wide range of clients who suffer from a wide range of illnesses that occur simultaneously with their drug or alcohol problems, including things like:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Major depression
  • Dysthymia
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Narcissistic disorder

Challenges provides psychological and psychiatric assessment, and our board certified psychiatrists/addictionologists will monitor and prescribe medications to assist with symptoms associated with mental illness when necessary. Our clients receive an extensive assessment to ensure the optimal recovery setting and level of care to individually meet their needs.  We offer a wide range of therapeutic groups that address mental health difficulties as well as addiction. Our treatment team is made up of professionals with strong backgrounds and education in mental health and addiction.

If you or someone you love is struggling with mental health issues, we can help. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-888-670-5486.