The dual diagnosis program is available as an additional area of focus to clients in all of our specialized recovery communities in our mental health residential treatment and day treatment programs.
Each client in the Dual Diagnosis program has a consistent daily group focused on their psychiatric symptoms. We call this a recovery community, and each client is assigned to the CBT, DBT, Cognition and First Episode, or Social Integration recovery community. Clients meet in a daily core group to address common challenges and goals.
Clients with co-occurring substance use disorders also are assigned to a second Dual Diagnosis recovery community. Clients in the Dual Diagnosis recovery community meet in an additional daily group focused on understanding the addictive process, managing cravings, utilizing community supports and preventing relapse.
For example, a client may be a part of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy recovery community focused on depression or anxiety, and also participate in the dual diagnosis program to address a problem with alcohol or marijuana use.
In dual diagnosis groups, our addiction disorders experts apply evidence-based therapeutic approaches and relapse prevention models in a way that matches the specific needs of individuals recovering from mental illness and a substance use disorder.
Individual one-on-one sessions with a primary counselor and a psychiatrist are based on a client's self-defined goals and address both psychiatric and substance use challenges. In addition, close monitoring of relapse through witnessed, random drug screens is required for clients in this recovery community.
Our experts give our clients the best chance for recovery through effective medications, therapy and connections to 12-step recovery programs
Our clients also have the time and space to practice newly acquired coping skills, improve their physical health and wellness, explore spirituality as a resource for recovery, and find effective ways to express their thoughts and feelings through art, music or horticultural therapy. Structured social activities help clients learn how to enjoy their leisure time and interact with peers in the absence of drugs or alcohol.