Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Includes Family Education and Support
The education and support services that WestBridge provides for families of our participants are key components of our co-occurring disorders treatment. Our Family Education and Support (FES) program is designed to help families understand mental health and substance use disorders. FES presents the information families need to understand the types of stress that contribute to the development of symptoms of both disorders, and offers tools that families can use to help reduce or prevent symptoms. The materials also inform families about the underlying causes of mental illness and substance use disorders and how these can affect family members, friends and employers. Families begin to understand their role in the treatment process, and the process of recovery for the family.
In addition, families work with the dual diagnosis treatment team to understand how WestBridge uses medication as a tool and an important part of helping participants on the road to recovery. Family support services also include Weekends of Hope as part of the healing process. These weekends create opportunities for families to come together with the multi-disciplinary team that is providing treatment. Families are able to discuss updates on their loved one’s progress, as well as learn about new clinical information. When families meet with one another during these weekend events, they develop increasing hope and understanding as they share their stories with one another.
Evidence-Based Practices Used In Dual Diagnosis Treatment
In treating co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, WestBridge relies on evidence-based practices that have a proven track record in long-term dual diagnosis treatment. These evidence-based practices include cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, assertive community treatment, supported employment, and behavioral family therapy, among others.
The evidence-based practices used at WestBridge have been developed by the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, which evaluates their effectiveness every three years. In the most recent evaluation, WestBridge achieved the highest possible ranking in all of its evidence-based treatment areas. The most meaningful validation of our co-occurring disorders treatment, however, comes from the testimonials of praise from participants who have succeeded in maintaining a healthy lifestyle upon recovery.
Recovery is a marathon, not a sprint.
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