Co-Occurring Disorders

Because approximately 40 percent of residents treated at The Retreat experience co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders, we offer a fully integrated co-occurring disorders treatment track to meet their specific needs. At The Retreat, we believe that co-occurring substance use disorders and mental illness are most effectively treated, together, so our treatment team has expertise in addressing both problems at the same time, in order to provide these patients with the best opportunity to heal and recover. Through the use of integrated detoxification, individual therapy, family counseling, group therapy, psychopharmacology, and educational programming, residents with these complex disorders have access to a full array of therapies.

The following are the counseling sessions and groups offered as part of our co-occurring disorders treatment track:

Co-Occurring 101 Group: The focus of this weekly group is to learn about the basics of co-occurring illnesses, the disease model of addiction, the process of recovery, and the importance of treating both illnesses concurrently. The use of discussion and worksheets helps personalize the information to individual residents and their circumstances.

Process Group: This twice-weekly group is an open-ended exploration group where residents are free to share their successes and their concerns throughout the recovery process.

Recovery Life Group: The focus of this weekly group is to learn how to deal with day-to-day life in the early stages of recovery without the use of substances or addictive behaviors. The use of discussion and worksheets helps personalize the information to individual residents and their circumstances.

Relapse Prevention Group: The focus of this weekly group is to learn the skills necessary to prevent relapse and to prepare an individualized recovery plan. The use of discussion and worksheets helps personalize the information to individual residents and their circumstances. 

Learn more about our co-occurring disorders treatment track or about The Retreat by filling out the adjacent form. Or, visit our "Recovery Corner" to read staff contributions and thoughts on recovery, including recovery from co-occurring disorders

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