At WestBridge, we are committed to providing optimal care in a truly integrated dual diagnosis treatment program. Our family-centered, evidence-based treatment is for adult men experiencing symptoms of a co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder.
The foundation of our practices were developed by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center and have a proven track record in long-term dual diagnosis treatment.
Residential Treatment Programs
Our Residential Treatment facilities are are safe, home-like environments that offer a unique healing atmosphere for evaluation, treatment, and support that enable men with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder to begin or to re-establish the healing process.
When men enter our dual diagnosis residential treatment, the first objective is to establish a sense of safety. We provide an environment that is homelike, comfortable and wellness-oriented. Our facilities are intentionally designed to promote a sense of belonging and community. People feel safer when they know they are being supported and joined by others.
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Family Education and Support
We engage and educate families throughout the course of treatment, helping them to understand what happens when men with mental health disorder symptoms, such as hallucinations, anxiety, delusions, depression or mood swings, add substance use to the mix.
Assertive Community Treatment (Outpatient Programs)
Many men who begin in our residential treatment transition into our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) outpatient model that we offer in Brooksville, FL and Manchester NH.
Using ACT as part of our highly successful Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment approach, WestBridge helps participants gain the skills they need to live healthy, sober and satisfying lives. Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) uses a multidisciplinary team approach to meet the individual needs of adult men diagnosed with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
In this model, team members help men develop and practice skills they will need in order to function in their communities.
Specialists in the areas of housing, finances, employment, symptom management, medical care, and family life will work with individuals and families to smooth the transition into regular daily living. Their services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which frees family members from having to provide crisis intervention.
Our Utilized Evidence-Based Practices and Therapeutic Techniques
Throughout our integrated dual diagnosis treatment programs we utilize a variety of techniques to assist in the process of recovery. These include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – In all human beings, thoughts, emotions and behaviors have a fundamental connection. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps identify and modify dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors that underlie symptoms of co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Therapeutic techniques focus on ways to change negative thought patterns and resultant behaviors.
- Medication Management – Using medication in a systematic and effective way as part of the overall treatment for severe mental illness can yield extremely positive results for many individuals. WestBridge monitors and records each man’s results throughout the treatment process, involving men, their families, and their clinical team in decision making during each stage. Our medical team employs a caring and thoughtful approach to each participant’s wellness and response to treatment.
- Motivational Interviewing – Motivational interviewing is a goal-oriented, participant-focused process that engages men in the treatment process, decreases ambivalence and encourages increased personal drive. This counseling style helps men develop coping skills, insight, and behavior that enhance their recovery and their sense of personal importance.
treatment of men with co-occurring mental illness
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