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Treating Co-occurring Disorders

 

At Multi Concept Recovery (MCR), we provide a comprehensive intake assessment for both substance abuse and mental health disorders. This assessment tool is used and updated daily and continues throughout the client's individualized treatment. Clients said to have co-occurring disorders (COD) have one or more disorders relating to the use of alcohol and/or other drugs of abuse as well as one or more mental disorders. We offer our clients hope and help by providing services to stabilize and control their symptoms.

Once symptoms are reduced and controlled, confidence is restored and a stronger relapse prevention plan can be maintained. Our multi-track integrated treatment model allows the client to pick from the Traditional Treatment or Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness for their PHP or IOP treatment. MCR allows for choice!

We believe clients are best served by participating in and choosing their own path to recovery. Multi Concept Recovery has created a multi track treatment community offering the following paths:

 

  • Traditional Treatment

This program offers a variety of traditional evidence based treatment modalities including but not limited to; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), 12 Step Education, etc. All participants are encouraged to seek outside support groups and create a community of recovery to ensure long term success. 

  • Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness  

Emotional intelligence is one of the many bi-products of regular mindfulness practice, this program helps clients identify emotions, access emotions, understand emotions and manage emotions. The long term skills our clients develop include being able to choose what they become emotional over and when, how they behave, or respond when they have become emotional and increase the gap between stimulus and response by developing and maintaining a regular Mindfulness Practice. All the groups in the EI program have mindfulness at the core of them and either begin or end with meditation. 


At MCR we view our clients with COD and their treatment in the context of their culture, ethnicity, geographic area, socioeconomic status, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, spirituality, and any physical or cognitive disabilities. MCR views these needs to appreciate the distinctive ways in which a client’s culture may view a co-occurring disorder. Leaving no stone unturned to treat each client with the dignity and respect they deserve.

MCR staff is highly trained and supportive. Patience, perseverance and optimism are the gold standard of care for COD at MCR. Services provided are comprehensive to meet the multi-dimensional problems presented by clients with substance abuse and COD.

All clients are exposed to a variety of treatment approaches that are evidenced based treatment modalities, proven to work, and then allow the clients to choose, based on their experiences, which treatment modality they would like to continue with for the rest of their journey.

Treatment at MCR is most certainly not a “one size fits all” type of program. We work with the clients individually to formulate a plan that will assist them to accomplish their goals. "The success of the client is, after all, determined by them and them alone."  This is truly a client-centered approach unique to the addiction treatment industry.


Our Family Approach

As we have found to be true, and many others will express the same findings, addiction is a family disease. There are times when even close friends or loved ones will be effected by a person’s substance use as such we have developed our family program to be inclusive of the entire family system. When clients enter Multi Concept Recovery they are given adequate time to acclimate to the program milieu and stabilize, mentally, in preparation for work to commence with their loved ones.

At Multi Concept Recovery we provide families with various resources to help with the healing process needed to ensure a smooth transition for their loved one to re-enter the family system, a much healthier family system than it was prior to treatment. Family members of the addicted loved one are encouraged to enter family/couples therapy sessions where they will be guided by one of our therapists and assisted in learning to communicate in a more effective, healthy manner, learn how to live life with someone in recovery, and have a space where they too can share concerns or issues with their addicted loved one that they may not share anywhere else. It is a neutral and safe environment.

 
 

All families are invited to attend our family support groups. On the first and third Thursday of every month we provide a space for families in the community to meet, as a group, with one of our clinicians, experience a group where we provide psychoeducational material, process feelings/emotions, receive feedback and support for the challenging experiences they currently face.  On the second and fourth Thursday of every month families who have loved ones attending treatment at Multi Concept Recovery attend our Family Support Night where they explore the dynamics taking place in their family system at the moment and find ways to resolve and/or work through real time issues with our clinician. This group focuses on treating the whole family and fostering and creating a healthy environment for the addicted loved one to reside in or return to when appropriate.


Recovery is possible when denial is replaced by willingness.
— Eric Moore

PHP – Partial Hospitalization (day treatment) Program

Our PHP program is designed for those coming out of residential levels of care and for those who need more structure and to remain busy. This level of care provides ongoing structure, six hours a day, five days a week. PHP clients can take what they have learned throughout the day and apply it in their daily lives. These clients have the convenience of attending this program from the comfort of their own home or from a local sober living environment.


IOP – Intensive Outpatient Program

Our IOP program is designed with the working professional in mind. This level of care allows for individuals working or attending schools to receive necessary continuing care while meeting the needs of their selves and their loved ones. Usually, the client will not attend program exceeding three hours a day, three-five days a week and can still attend from home or a local sober living.


OP – Outpatient (Maintenance phase)

The outpatient level of care is designed to offer a continuum of care for those who have completed the first two phases of MCR. These individuals are ready to move on with their journey but continue to meet with their therapist once a week and groups they choose to attend. This helps them remain grounded and stable in their recovery.

Once the first two phases of treatment with MCR have been completed, alumni clients are welcome to attend groups for the rest of their lives for as long as they remain in recovery.