When your loved one is staying on the Co-Occurring Disorders Unit, they will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of therapeutic programming. Through our breadth of offerings, we work to help individuals get through their current crisis and return to a less-intensive level of care. We also help clarify each individual's diagnosis; we may recommend a medication or combination of medications that may help individuals with both their mental illness and their substance use problem.

The average length of stay on our unit is seven to eight days; some individuals need less time to detox, stabilize, and return home, and some may need more time. Each course of treatment is highly individualized to the patient so we can ensure they are receiving exactly the kind of care that they need to begin healing while simultaneously staying as safe as possible. No two journeys to recovery are the same.

Our treatment team develops an individualized treatment plan for each patient to ensure that they have the support they need to best work towards recovery. We offer psychoeducational programming, as well as groups specifically focused on chemical dependency. Our therapeutic groups are designed to educate patients about their diagnoses, expose them to new ways of thinking (and acting), teach them coping skills, and help them express themselves and move forward with healing and recovery.

During their stay, individuals can expect to receive:

  • Daily medication management and meetings with a psychiatrist

  • Daily chemical dependency group

  • Daily AA and NA meetings

  • Intensive, daily therapeutic programming

  • Psychoeducational groups on a variety of topics such as:

    • Relaxation and exercise

    • Stress management

    • Relapse prevention

    • Smoking cessation

    • Communication and coping skills and strategies, including introductions to cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy

Beyond caring for mental and physical health, we ensure that any religious needs an individual has are met; we find that many people in our care crave a spiritual connection. We can arrange visits from spiritual and religious leaders at a patient’s request.