The Co-occuring DisorderTreatment program at Forest
View Hospital is designed to meet the unique needs of individuals
with co-existing psychiatric and chemical dependency issues. Patients
who require monitoring and management of their withdrawal symptoms
are admitted to the inpatient unit for supervision. The emphasis during
treatment is on education, treatment and management of the mental
illness and chemical dependency, as well as comprehensive discharge
planning. Treatment is provided as an integrated part of the adult
The mission of the Co-occuring Disorder Treatment program is:
- To create a therapeutic environment and provide state of the art
treatment approaches to patients and families.
- To support the patient's program of recovery from addictive disease
and mental health disorders.
- To provide comprehensive education to patients, families, staff,
health care professionals and the public.
The objectives of the Co-occuring Disorder Treatment program are as
- Thorough assessment of the patient's treatment and detoxification
- Rapid stabilization of the patient's acute withdrawal symptoms.
- Introduction of the patient to Forest View Hospital's treatment
philosophy, support systems and structures.
- Transition of the patient to less intensive levels of care (Partial
Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, or Outpatient Counseling).
Staff provides safe medical detoxification, works with patient to dea with denial, and educate parents and families about the disease
concept of addiction. Individualized treatment planning that identifies
and addresses the patient's relapse risk factors and introduces skills
based relapse prevention programming. The program promotes both patient and family
commitment to a life long recovery process.