Patients with co-occurring conditions begin recovery with a thorough mental health and addiction assessment. Because co-occurring conditions can vary greatly, clinicians at Lindner Center of HOPE take precise care to ensure that all integrated treatment programs are personalized to the specific needs of the individual.
People with co-occurring conditions suffer from an addiction and a mental illness or two or more mental illnesses at the same time. An addictive disorder occurs when the use of a substance—such as alcohol or drugs—or a behavior – such as excessive gambling, shopping or gaming—causes significant problems in a person’s life. A mental illness may include mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar disorder), anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), or another mental illness.
The team specializing in co-occurring conditions works collaboratively to assess and treat co-occurring conditions for better outcomes. Treatment begins by stabilizing the patient mentally as well as physically, providing detoxification if necessary. Careful monitoring ensures progressive treatments remain responsive to the patient’s symptoms and mental health needs.
Integrated Approach to Therapy, Counseling, Education and Treatment
Specialists at Lindner Center of HOPE are recognized leaders in the use of proven and progressive therapies to counter co-occurring mental health and addiction conditions. Integrated therapies may include:
Leading research completed by a skilled global staff greatly enhances every level of care at Lindner Center of HOPE. Learn about the different levels of care for co-occurring conditions:
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Clinical programming at Lindner Center of HOPE is based in the most current, rigorous, scientific evidence in diagnosis and in the effectiveness of treatments. One of the newest, most promising therapies is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). No other facility in the greater Cincinnati area offers more expertise in DBT than the Lindner Center of HOPE. Clinicians are trained to use DBT to support the development of skills and mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation. These skills assist patients in avoiding the extreme behaviors that impact ability to function. Therapeutic interventions are offered in a manner that validates the person and the experience while encouraging change to a more successful and fulfilling life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This progressive therapy helps identify and challenge a patient’s negative thought patterns and encourages behaviors designed to counter-act depressive symptoms.
Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
This patient-centered therapy helps individuals increase awareness of potential problems, consequences and risks associated with specific behaviors as well as envision a better future and discover intrinsic motivation to change.