The Best Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
If you have a psychiatric diagnosis as well as a problem with alcohol or substance abuse, seek help at drug rehab centers where they offer you treatment for co-occurring disorders. Treatment for co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis disorders are referred to as integrated treatment, because both the drug abuse and mental health problems are addressed in the same treatment program. Research shows that no matter what drug rehab centers are studied, for people with dual diagnosis disorders, integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders is the most effective, compared to substance abuse treatment alone or psychiatric treatment alone and has become the best practice for the treatment of co-occurring disorders.
The Stages of Change treatment model works well with other tools for an integrated treatment approach. The Stages of Change process has proven to be helpful in determining a person’s readiness to change their drug abuse and behavioral health problems. Matching the right kind of treatment for co-occurring disorders with a person’s stage of change has been shown to be effective in increasing treatment engagement and retention.
Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and client centered therapy that make for a very powerful form of treatment for co-occurring disorders when combined with the Stages of Change. This method of talking with a client helps the client to choose his goals, and see the benefits of setting his goals for recovery. Trust, acceptance, empathy and listening are used to help the client reflect on his/her experience, assess their readiness to change, and develop a change plan for the treatment for co-occurring disorders. Motivational interviewing is non-judgmental and non-confrontive.
In Motivational Interviewing, as well as the Stages of Change, it is the client and not the program that defines the treatment goals. As you can see, the Stages of Change, combined with Motivational Interviewing, make for a very unique and individualized form of treatment for co-occurring disorders, which tends to result in people staying in rehab treatment longer and achieving positive effects in their treatment for co-occurring disorders.
If you’re trying to change your alcohol or drug abuse, remember that relapses are an inevitable part of the change process and if you need professional help, consider someone who is experienced with Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change. Mental Health Resources (MHR) in Memphis, TN uses an integrated care model to deliver effective treatment for co-occurring disorders.
Because our substance abuse treatment for co-occurring disorders relies on evidence based practices, our Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program shares many common methods with other successful rehab programs. The foundations of our dual diagnosis treatment program for substance abuse also rely on the principles of harm reduction, motivational interviewing, stages of change and cognitive behavioral therapy to promote recovery from alcohol abuse and drug treatment. In fact, our Intensive Outpatient Program in Memphis, TN that has been proven to be effective in the alcohol abuse treatment and drug abuse treatment in peer reviewed treatment outcome studies. Furthermore, a recent international review of over 2,000 client satisfaction studies of dual diagnosis treatment programs found that client satisfaction for our dual diagnosis intensive outpatient program was among the highest in the world.
Our treatment center provides services to those who need more treatment than one hour a week, but less than 24 hour care, by providing three hours of treatment per day, three to five days per week, in an intensive outpatient program. If you or a loved one is showing signs of alcohol abuse or needs drug treatment rehab, they should be assessed by a trained mental health professional who can help design a substance abuse treatment plan that can result in recovery. Treatment for co-occurring disorders can be highly successful. Call us at 901-682-1434 to schedule an appointment.