At Challenges Addiction Treatment 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 problem. Mental 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.