Major Depression

While over the years Challenges Addiction Treatment Center has found an agreement with the research that states an influence of an individual’s environment and biology are contributing factors to depression. We know that individuals whom have family members with historical diagnosis of depression are susceptible to developing the same patterns of behavior. Couple this with an addiction to substances or alcohol and there becomes a destructive nature within the Major Depressive.

There are certain factors that can contribute to Major Depression, such as lack of support from friends and family, stress, medical issues of self or loved ones, legal or financial difficulties and employment issues. The symptoms that coincide with a Major Depression include but not limited to sadness, lack of interest in previously enjoyable activities, sleep deprivation or over indulgence, feeling sluggish, difficulty concentrating or staying focuses and suicidal thoughts or intentional harm to self. There is a re-occurrence factor associated with Major Depression whereby if not properly treated there are periodic stressors that can trigger the symptoms. We maintain the after treatment utilizing Challenges Relapse Prevention plans.

Challenges Addiction Treatment Center has the staff on premise to maintain a safe environment for the individual to feel supported while looking at their lives from the outside in. Challenges has found that a combination of individual and group therapy allows an individual to gain focus, build self-esteem and open up regarding the depressive states and the nature of those situations that may have induced the condition. Challenges works with the individual to not only resolve the past issue but by putting a plan of action together during and after treatment to allow the individual to begin living as a productive member of society.