Co-Occurring Disorders

What is a co-occurring disorder?

Clients who seek our assistance are often struggling with chemical dependency and emotional challenges that were brought about by or may have preceded their substance abuse. These co-occurring disorders may include depression, acute anxiety, bi-polar disorder, etc. The staff understands that that the effects of these co-occurring disorders may vary from client to client, which is why the treatment process is structured based on the needs and routine of each client. All treatment at Pacific Hills begins with a thorough evaluation of a client’s psychological, physical and spiritual needs.

Psychiatric Assessment and Individual Psychotherapy

Clients who have a history of psychiatric or emotional disorders or those who are currently taking psychotropic medication are referred to an approved psychiatrist. Our consulting psychiatrist can prescribe appropriate, non-addictive psychotropic medication. These medications can cause present disorders to subside, which can help a client successfully complete the treatment process. After a patient is given an initial assessment, our psychiatrists may periodically review medications prescribed to the client to ensure that the medications are producing the desired results. Clients who are admitted to our Residential Inpatient treatment program or our Day treatment program can meet with one of our psychotherapists on a weekly basis. These therapy sessions can help clients feel more supported, validated, and ultimately motivated to overcome their addictions. Our therapists can also help clients identify the emotional and behavioral issues that need to be dealt with prior to leaving our center.

The Road to Health Begins at Pacific Hills

If you suffer from substance abuse and another type of mental illness, there is help. Our staff has more than two decades of experience and has dedicated their lives to helping individuals nationwide successfully overcome their addictions and illnesses. To learn more or to enroll in one of our treatment programs, call our nationwide drug & alcohol abuse help line at (877) 947-2604 and talk to one of our experienced counselors.

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