At our Atlanta dual diagnosis outpatient treatment, the first initial step before treatment is to perform an evaluation. Once that evaluation is completed, our experts will develop a diagnosis and an integrated treatment plan that will address both conditions. RiverMend Health Centers uses a comprehensive treatment approach to provide effective, compassionate care for co-occurring disorders. Creating an integrated treatment plan that includes therapy, holistic care, and family involvement and relapse prevention is the gold standard for addiction treatment. Our multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, nurses, clinical therapists, case managers, and certified chemical dependency counselors work with each individual through their dual disorders treatment.
Treatment length varies between individuals and greatly depends on the addiction and the mental health disorder. Regardless of the type and duration of an addiction, dual diagnosis recovery and treatment requires a multifaceted approach that includes:
Intensive Outpatient Program
This program gives individuals the opportunity to continue living at home and work in the community during treatment. Individuals are able to begin implementing the recovery skills acquired through the dual disorders program and are provided the opportunity to process their experience in a safe and supportive group environment.
Partial Hospitalization Program
This program is designed to treat dual disorders for individuals who are able to tolerate the less intensive structure of a day program and have support, especially safe housing, outside the treatment environment.
Counseling & Therapy
Our counseling and therapy programs help individuals identify the stimuli that may cause relapse and provide guidance on how to cope with these stressors. Stimuli that may cause relapse include looking for a job, rekindling relationships, moving, seeing friends who continue to abuse drugs or alcohol or visiting a neighborhood that may trigger memories of addiction.
Family members are important in the recovery process. At RiverMend Health Centers, we invite families to learn about addiction and dual disorders and to gain advice on supporting their loved one’s recovery. This may include removing triggers at home, setting boundaries that provide accountability and structure, identifying signs of relapse, and having an action plan in case of relapse.
Relapse happens gradually, sometimes beginning weeks or even months before it happens. Throughout addiction treatment at RiverMend Health Centers, we’ll discuss the stages of relapse, the early warning signs of relapse, and how to cope with triggers.