The Dual Diagnosis Program offers critical care intervention to patients with co-occurring disorders. A dual diagnosis occurs when an individual is affected by both chemical dependency and a mental illness. Each illness has symptoms that interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively and relate to themselves and others.

Not only is the individual affected by two separate illnesses, but both illnesses interact with one another.  Often when people use drugs they exacerbate emotional, psychological, and psychiatric problems, which require treatment in a dual diagnosis track.

The symptoms can overlap and even mask each other making diagnosis and treatment more difficult. Psychiatrist with dual diagnosis experience is a major component of our treatment team whereby, services are provided as a direct intervention per client’s need. An initial assessment is made to determine an appropriate level of care for each client. However, treatment plan can be modified during the course of the treatment based on client’s needs.