People who have substance abuse problems and mental health disorders are diagnosed as having co-occurring disorders. There are many reasons why these occur together. Co-occurring treatment can be helpful as treatment looks into how each disorder contributes to the other.
Co-occurring disorders can be treated in a variety of ways. Choices Group starts with an assessment that obtains information about both disorders. A substance abuse counselor and therapist will provide recommendations to you about the best way to treat your co-occurring disorder. This can be done in co-occurring treatment groups, individual therapy and with substance abuse counseling. With your agreement about the best treatment options, the substance abuse counselor and therapist will write a treatment plan to outline how treatment will occur and what specific treatment interventions will be used.