Psychiatric / Medical
Upon admission our patients will meet with our medical director who is Board Certified in psychiatry with an added qualification in addiction psychiatry. They will continue to meet with our medical director each week. Our board certified psychiatric and medical ANRP will meet with our patients for an initial History and Physical exam and will continue to meet with our patients to address any medical issues that may arise and to make referrals to medical specialists when needed.
Our medical director will render a “dual diagnosis” when the patient is both a drug or alcohol addict and also exhibits signs of an additional psychological disorder or psychiatric disease. When dual diagnosis is the medical finding, it is imperative that both the drug or alcohol addiction and the mental illness be treated concurrently at a rehabilitation clinic because this scenario can make relapse more prevalent. When the patient is considered harmful to themselves or others, immediate admission into a drug treatment facility is highly recommended.
These combined effects exacerbate symptoms and can make recovery difficult. However, our addiction treatment facility specializes in a dual therapeutic treatment with a time-tested approach for a safe and comfortable recovery. Treatment from medical professionals who specialize in drug addiction is crucial to attaining recovery and preventing relapse.
A common mistake made by many dual diagnosis programs is dedicating too much energy towards one diagnosis while neglecting the other. At Next Chapter Treatment, our team will promptly commence therapeutic treatment of both the addiction and the mental illness after the diagnosis is rendered to ensure a successful recovery.