Guests with Co-Occurring disorders (COD) have one or more disorders relating to the use of alcohol and/or other drugs of abuse, as well as, one or more mental disorders.

Co-occurring Disorders Treatment Center

Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

We recognize that symptoms related to alcohol or drug use are similar to symptoms of depression, anxiety, attention deficit, post-traumatic stress, and other mental disorders. Therefore, issues in one area are a trigger for issues in another. Successful recovery requires the treatment of all disorders simultaneously.

As part of the holistic approach to substance abuse treatment, all guests are encouraged to address co-occurring disorders through a psychiatric evaluation, medication management and pharmocogenetic testing. Additionally, our licensed medical staff facilitates a weekly medical group that provides education regarding the impact of substances, emotions and medication on brain functioning.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is specifically designed to reduce self-harming behaviors in individuals with substance abuse and impulse control problems. It is particularly effective in persons with borderline personality disorder. DBT emphasizes balancing behavioral change, problem-solving, and emotional regulation with validation, mindfulness, and acceptance of guests.

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Family Behavior Therapy (FBT)

FBT has demonstrated positive results in both adults and adolescents, has addressed not only substance use problems but other co-occurring problems as well, such as conduct disorders, depression, family conflict, and unemployment. Therapists seek to engage families in applying the behavioral strategies taught in sessions and in acquiring new skills to improve the home environment.

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Individualized & Group Therapy for Trauma

Many of our guests have histories of emotional, physical and sexual trauma. The associated feelings of self-blame and shame have profound impact on the psychological well-being of the individual. Shame manifests itself as low-self esteem through the internalized belief that “I am not good enough.”

Traumatized individuals struggle to establish trusting relationships in their future. Our therapists evaluate each guest’s need for intervention as it relates to areas of relational intimacy and trust. The therapy explores conflicted emotions surrounding the trauma, recognizing the role of trauma in shaping addictive behaviors and developing healthy, mature relationships.

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Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety is a present-focused therapy to help people attain safety from trauma/PTSD and substance abuse. Seeking Safety consists of 25 topics that therapists address with guests to control substance use, detach from emotional pain, develop healthy relationships and make appropriate life choices.


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