Yes, in fact patients with co-occurring illnesses tend to be very successful in our program.
In both adult and adolescent programming, individuals with a co-occurring illness are seen by a psychiatrist each week. Our trained clinical staff implements a specialized psycho-educational curriculum designed specifically for the co-occurring population, along with group therapy interventions and DBT skills training. Co-occurring patients are given random, supervised drug screens.
In our substance abuse programs, patients who require a psychiatric evaluation will be seen by one of our full-time psychiatrists if they do not have their own psychiatrist in the community. High Focus Centers can provide medication management for these patients if indicated. Patients who come into our substance abuse programs already linked to a psychiatrist many continue with that doctor, although we will request the patient sign a release so that we may work in close collaboration.