The Co-Occurring Disorders Program at Forest View Hospital is designed to meet the unique needs of individuals who struggle with psychiatric illness as well as a substance use problem. This combination can present additional challenges for an individual’s recovery. Treatment for patients with Co-Occurring Disorders (COD) begins with a comprehensive assessment of the psychiatric and substance use history.
Forest View Hospital provides a secure environment for detoxification and stabilization of the patient’s acute withdrawal symptoms through coordinated efforts of the attending psychiatrist and internal medicine clinicians. Treatment goals focus on engaging the individual in his/her own recovery through the use of stage-of-change models. These models promote setting realistic goals for recovery both during treatment and after discharge.
Patients in the COD Program can participate in a structured, therapeutic milieu with emphasis on affect expression and regulation, relapse planning and prevention, grief/loss issues, reducing shame-based cognitive distortions and stress management. Education will be provided on skills needed to manage both mental illness and substance use. Patients are encouraged to have active involvement from their support systems.
Most health insurance plans are accepted including Medicare and Medicaid.
Given the complex nature of co-occurring disorders and their treatment, program staff will collaborate with outpatient providers. Regular involvement is necessary to develop an individualized treatment plan, provide updates on progress, develop a comprehensive discharge plan and provide a seamless transition of care.
Forest View Hospital’s professional staff are ready to help find the best treatment options for you or your loved one. Call 800-949-8439 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.