CO-OCCURING SUBSTANCE USE AND MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS
According to the National Institute on Health (NIH, 2018), of the 20.3 million adults in the United States with substance use disorders, 39.7% have a co-occurring mental health disorder. And furthermore, the NIH reports that only 9.1% of persons with co-occurring conditions, received treatment for both.
Since 1995 Oakdale Recovery Center has been providing specialty services for men and women with co-occurring disorders (COD).
While there is no separate unit for persons identified as meeting COD criteria.
Additional services are incorporated into the treatment plan of persons with a COD. We are prepared to address the broader scope of needs presented by persons with co-occurring disorders, including:
Staffing psychiatry and psychiatrically trained nurse practitioners
Nursing staff are trained to understand and administer psychotropic medications
The availability of psychotropic medication on-site
Staff training in trauma-informed care, identification, and management of suicidality, behavioral management, and general mental health conditions
Therapeutic group services integrated into Oakdale’s clinical schedule focused on the needs of persons with both substance use and mental health conditions.