Dual Diagnosis Program

Dual Diagnosis

Contrary to popular belief, addiction does not happen in a vacuum. Often, addiction is influenced by mental health issues, and vice versa. These are called co-occurring disorders, and they require specialized dual diagnosis care to treat. Thankfully, Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital’s Dual Diagnosis Program offers treatment to individuals men ages 18 and older who are suffering from drug and/or alcohol abuse with a co-occurring psychiatric illness. This programming is comprehensive and available in both an inpatient and partial hospitalization setting.

We Treat the Following Mental Health Issues:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic Attacks
  • Obsessive/Compulsive Behavior
  • Prescription Medication Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression Due to Chronic Pain

With this in mind, Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital offers a comprehensive treatment program in a tranquil, nurturing, retreat-like environment. Each patient’s treatment is individually designed to meet their specific needs and promote long term recovery.

Dual Diagnosis

Assessment Process

Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital’s Dual Diagnosis Program provides the highest quality assessment, diagnosis, stabilization, and treatment for adults over the age of 18 with psychiatric illnesses and chemical dependency problems which require inpatient or partial hospitalization. Treatment is provided for our patients with kindness, empathy, dignity and respect at all levels in the continuum of care in order to maximize the individual’s ability to achieve successful lifelong mental and emotional health.

Our multi-disciplinary team is made up of a psychiatrist, social workers, mental health therapists, nurses, and other unit staff. This team assesses, evaluates and treats each individual patient’s physical, social, mental, and emotional health.

Treatment Modalities Consist Of:

  • Psychiatric Assessment
  • Medication Evaluation and Management
  • Group Psycho-Therapy
  • Family Education
  • Neuro-Psychology Testing and Treatment
  • Nutritional Consultations
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Illness Education
  • 12-Step Programs (for those with dual diagnosis)
  • Relapse Prevention (for those with dual diagnosis)
  • Links to Community Based Services

Discharge Process

We know that no matter what, rehabilitation does not stop after you leave treatment. It’s a lifelong process, and we want to help you get the best possible start.

Planning for discharge, be it a return to a home environment, halfway house, long term treatment, or an alternate living arrangement, begins on the day of admission. Social workers and the treatment team help to make the transition to community living a safe and seamless experience.

Dual Diagnosis Care in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

When you are struggling with co-occurring disorders, it can feel like there is no way to get help. But with specially targeted dual diagnosis treatment, you can make a full recovery and take back control of your life.

To learn more about our dual diagnosis program, call our friendly admissions specialists at 225-300-8470 or click here to ask your questions online.

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