Our Dual Diagnosis Services
At CuraWest we offer a range of effective dual diagnosis detox services, including:
- Psychiatric Evaluations – Once the bodily system has been cleared of drugs and alcohol, and once the symptoms of acute withdrawal have predominantly subsided, a psychiatric professional conducts a personalized and in-depth assessment. This assessment helps the clinical team determine which treatment options are going to benefit each unique case the most. If a person comes to us with a mental illness which has already been diagnosed and treated, we determine whether or not the current medication plan is working. Adjustments to medication are frequently made once a person gets sober.
- Individual, Group and Family Therapy – In addition to antipsychotic medications, intensive psychotherapy is also beneficial (and typically necessary for long-term recovery). Many state-funded detox facilities simply help a person undergo a pain-free withdrawal and send them on their way. At CuraWest we believe in treating addiction at its core while addressing all underlying issues. We have several therapeutic professionals on staff who work one-on-one with clients, facilitate group therapy sessions and provide thorough family counseling services for the loved ones of our clients.
- Aftercare Planning Services – For those struggling with dual diagnosis disorders, medical detox is often only the first step on the road to recovery. We encourage our dual diagnosis clients to transition into a higher level of care once they have been physically stabilized, whether this means residential rehab, partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient treatment. Our case managers work directly with clients and their families in order to make this transition as seamless as possible. Guardian Recovery Network residential inpatient programs are capable of taking dual diagnosis clients, however, if a client opts to go to a center which is outside of our network we are more than happy to help organize that transition.
Maintaining mental health in early recovery is critical to the maintenance of sobriety. If a person fails to address underlying mental health concerns as they get sober, there is a good chance the symptoms of their mental illness will eventually lead them back to substance use. The opposite is also true; if a person seeks help for a mental illness and fails to address a co-occurring substance abuse disorder, they often skip medication, fail to show up to therapy and eventually find themselves right back where they started.