The Dual Diagnosis and Detoxification Inpatient Program specializes in treating patients suffering from a wide range of psychiatric disorders compounded by substance abuse. Treatment is provided in a 25-bed acute care unit for patients 18 years and older and addresses the interaction of the substance abuse and the psychiatric problem. The program recognizes the wide range of motivation and awareness of each patient and utilizes creative and flexible interventions to achieve treatment goals.
A multidisciplinary staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, therapeutic recreational specialists, nurses and counselors is able to address the many facets of addiction and psychiatric illness using a range of services including pharmacotherapy, case management, group therapies, skill-building groups, electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) (when indicated) and crisis intervention. Emphasis is on assessment, brief treatments, clinical case management and the initiation of rehabilitation. Members of the treatment team integrate biological, relapse prevention and life skills with 12-step recovery, crises intervention and social development to support patients in achieving their goals.