For many young adults, addiction is more than just the physical struggle with drugs and alcohol. Often times diagnosed or undiagnosed co-occurring mental health disorders can play a role in substance abuse. In fact, nearly 6 in 10 individuals who struggle with substance abuse are also affected by at least one co-occurring disorder, making the acknowledgment or discovery of their presence a critical component of treatment.
Sober College’s Expertise in Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
Sober College blends mental health and substance abuse treatment to provide an integrated therapeutic experience for all clients. By offering a variety of assessments and clinical treatments in order to identify and treat substance abuse and mental health disorders simultaneously, Sober College’s dual diagnosis treatment center ensures our clients have the opportunity to achieve lasting sobriety—this sets us apart from other treatment centers.
Truly Individualized Care
- Your child’s treatment plan is developed with consideration of their unique needs. With an initial assessment and on-going treatment team meetings, we determine the best approach to your child’s recovery and adapt to meet their changing needs as they move through the different phases of our program.
- Although the road to recovery may be similar for many people, we make sure that your child’s individual experiences, history, and needs are at the center of everything we provide.
Hand-Picked, Personalized Treatment Team
- Each client is assigned their own personalized treatment team consisting of treatment professionals who will work with him or her throughout the recovery process. This team will have an intimate knowledge of your child’s needs in recovery and be able to provide the most comprehensive care possible. Although our entire staff is available to your child in treatment, this close-knit team of treatment professionals will get to know your child and their needs at an in-depth level.
- The personalized treatment team will consist of a therapist, counselor, and academic coach who are hand-picked based on a client’s unique needs. The team also develops a personalized health fitness plan and psychiatric and neuropsychological treatment plan (if applicable). Together this team ensures that all aspects of your child’s stay at Sober College best serves their needs.
“The level of individualized care & clinical expertise offered to each client makes our dual diagnosis treatment centers the most effective at helping clients achieve lasting sobriety.“
Recovery Through Experience
- Recovery is more than just achieving sobriety; it is the process of developing life skills and coping mechanisms to support a new sober identity. Learning the tools is only part of the process; experiences help cement what your child learns and allow them to see how they can use these tools in life after treatment.
- Some of the most valuable resources available to clients at Sober College are provided through experiential therapies, the development of life skills, and fostering independence. These are all critical to helping your child realize their full potential.
A Comprehensive Approach to Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
Your child’s unique background provides insight into what will work best for them in treatment. By identifying these distinct influences, we can create a treatment plan comprised of the most effective therapies for them, which may include:
- Psychiatric Management
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Drug and Alcohol Counseling
- Ongoing Family Workshops
- Experiential Therapy
- Chemical Dependency Groups
- Specialized Therapy
More About Our Well-Rounded Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
Identifying the presence of a co-occurring mental health disorder can be difficult because it is often masked (or mistaken) by symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse. Initial assessments consist of an intake assessment, neruopsychological mini-screener and meetings with our Medical Doctor, certified Psychiatrist and Academic team. Assessing attention, concentration, executive functioning, psychomotor-speed and memory ensures that treatment is productive both academically and therapeutically.
This is a form of clinical psychology that explores the way the brain and nervous system affect how we function on a daily basis. Substance abuse can have a substantial impact on these functions and neuropsychology works to identify and rehabilitate those who may have developed conditions as a result
When necessary, Psychiatric management can help your child better manage their mental health condition. By identifying the condition and what may trigger its symptoms, your child can learn to manage stressors more effectively and avoid situations that may hurt their mental state.
On-on-One individual therapy sessions allows your child to explore their unique needs one-on-one with a professional. This can help them explore contributing factors to substance abuse and develop healthy coping mechanisms.
Age-specific group therapy allows your child to explore themes and topics with peers who share similar experiences. It provides unique perspectives in conversation and can help strengthen their support network while dissolving feelings of isolation.
This form of counseling can be done one-on-one or in groups. It educates your child about addiction and helps them learn how to cope with stressors through other outlets.
Addiction affects more than just your child; your family may also struggle as a result of substance abuse. Family workshops help loved ones receive support and learn how they can be a positive contributor to your child’s success.
In addition to traditional therapies, experiential therapy provides traditional therapeutic benefits in non-traditional environments. Your child will participate in numerous fun activities that encourage them to reflect on how they interact with stimuli and other people. It can be an enjoyable experience that simultaneously encourages them to be more introspective.
Chemical dependency counseling allows your child to work with others who have abused the same substances. This allows your child to explore topics that may affect them uniquely in a more specialized group.
By Practicing mindfulness your child can use for the rest of their lives. This may include activities such as yoga or meditation to encourage introspective thought and self-reflection. Your child will work on acknowledging and accepting one’s thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations to become more present in the moment.
Your child may struggle with a more unique subset of co-occurring disorders due to addiction. We offer specialized therapy to address these needs that include:
- Anger management
- Eating disorder related conditions
- Learning disability detection
- PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- “CBT” or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- “DBT” or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Give Sober College a Call
Your child is more than their addiction or their mental conditions—we want to get to know their hopes for the future to help them become the best version of themselves. If your child may be in need of dual-diagnosis treatment send us a message or give us a call at 800.465.0142 to tell us more about your child.
*NOTE: We are not a licensed mental health or psychiatric facility*