Mental health and addiction treatment
Many people with drug or alcohol addiction also have co-occurring disorders or “dual diagnosis” mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks or bipolar disorder. In order for treatment to be successful, we treat addiction and mental health issues concurrently. Treating both conditions at the same time reduces the risk of drug or alcohol relapse (returning to addictive use of drugs or alcohol).
At Mirmont Treatment Center in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, we take an integrated approach to treating dual diagnosis. We offer clinical assessments of the co-occurring disorder, including a psychiatric evaluation, and we assess patient medications to ensure our patients are getting the most benefit with the least side effects. This individualized treatment approach helps patients understand how to work with their illness and feel confident that they can live a sober and happy life.
While with us at Mirmont, patients receive continued support for dual disorder through therapy and medication management. Patients also attend co-occurring support group sessions to gain a better understanding of dual diagnosis and to develop skills for living with this disorder.
Upon completion of the residential program at Mirmont, patients may have the opportunity to continue their recovery work at one of Mirmont’s outpatient centers. The ongoing support and treatment offered in continuing care are essential for recovery.