We all like to believe that we can handle problems on our own. Though it usually begins as a solution to a problem, substance abuse often turns into a problem itself. As people spend more time, energy and money on drugs or alcohol, they have less to devote to things that are more meaningful to them. Addiction robs people of health, happiness and security. It costs people not just time and money but relationships, self esteem and peace of mind. The good news is that addiction is a treatable illness. Treatment helps people recover what they have lost and uncover strengths they didn’t know they had. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, contact Centegra’s Central Intake Department at (800) 765-9999 to set up an appointment with one of our compassionate and skilled evaluators.