Then they might separately attend an addiction treatment program in order for the alcoholism to be addressed. It was soon discovered, however, that addiction and mental illness go hand-in-hand. Either the symptoms of one disorder exacerbate the other, or the symptoms of one disorder initially led to the development of the other disorder.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, multiple national surveys have pointed toward the fact that half of the people who seek treatment for addiction simultaneously struggle with a mental illness, and vice versa. Data shows that there are especially high rates of comorbidity among substance abuse disorders and depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder and bipolar disorder. At The Plymouth House we offer intensive therapy and medical care for men and women who are suffering from mental health disorders in addition to their addictions.