Co-Occurring Disorders & Dual Diagnosis Treatment
It is estimated that of the Americans with severe mental illness about half are also abusing drugs or alcohol. There are many cases of overlapping dependencies as well. Substance Use Disorder (SUD) can mask a serious psychiatric illness, while depression, for example, can disguise a SUD.
Stabilize and Identify
Because mental health symptoms are often masked by active addiction, we first provide detoxification services (if needed) and then continue to stabilize the patient by immersing them in a highly structured, safe, and trusting residential treatment environment. As the patient’s drug-free period increases, our highly trained counselors work to identify underlying mental health issues through individual and group sessions. Some of the typical issues our team looks for are:
- Trauma (PTSD)
- Eating Disorders
If a psychiatric problem is suspected, our clinicians will arrange a psychiatric consult at which time they will prescribe appropriate medication, if needed. These services are available to patients engaged in both residential and outpatient levels of care. Our psychiatric team, with the patient’s permission, can provide referrals for post-discharge mental health care along with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) to help the patient maintain sustained recovery and begin living a productive life.
- Early Identification Untreated co-occurring disorders can result in relapse, homelessness, imprisonment, illness, suicide, or death.
- Comprehensive People with co-occurring disorders can best be cared for with the integrated treatment available at Livengrin.
- Co-treatment Pairing treatments can lower costs and improve outcomes.
Men and women, 18-60 in the following groups:
- Substance Use Disorder and co-occuring mental health disorders
- First responders and veterans
- Healthcare professionals
Men and women, 18-26 who have numerous treatment experiences with AMICare.
Call an intake counselor to find out about your coverage and benefits – 800.245.4746. Or fill out the Livengrin Verification Form. Even if you or your loved one is not ready to come in, it’s good to start the planning process. We can help you learn what your plan will cover, your deductible balance, and any other out of pocket expenses. Livengrin can also help you find resources to obtain coverage or funding, through county, Medicaid, or even commercial insurance. Livengrin is an "in-network" provider with most major commercial insurance plans.