Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
Co-occurring Disorder refers to co-occurring substance use (abuse or dependence) and mental disorders. Clients said to have co-occurring disorders have one or more disorders relating to the use of alcohol and/or other drugs of abuse as well as one or more mental disorders. Integrated co-occurring disorders treatment reflects Strategies for Change longstanding concern for treating the whole person, and recognizes the importance of ensuring that entry into any one system can provide access to all needed systems.
Strategies for Change provides 6-month, co-ed Co-occurring Disorder treatment. Attention is given to mental health screening, assessment, individual counseling and psychiatric services (including medication evaluation and management). Group sessions are 90-180 minutes; individual sessions are 60 minutes.
Strategies for Change mental health services are provided through a substance abuse treatment counselor referral and STARS (dependence drug court clients).