Adult Co-Occuring/Dual Diagnosis

Behavioral Health Behavioral Health

Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease that is driven by an abnormal response of the brain’s reward system. Currently in New Jersey, the abuse of many adults with addictions also suffer from co-occurring emotional or mental health issues, including depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. They may use various substances to self-medicate and numb the brain’s response to emotional pain or trauma, eventually compromising the brain’s natural pain and stress system.

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Princeton House Behavioral Health provides compassionate, evidence-based treatment services to individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. Treatment includes evaluation and medication management by a board certified psychiatrist, individual treatment planning, evidence-based treatment, group and individual therapy, family therapy and education, expressive therapies like art and yoga, and urine drug screens as indicated.

Both inpatient and outpatient programs are available.

INPATIENT LOCATION: Princeton

Experts in recognizing and treating dual diagnoses, the members of our treatment team provide help at each step on the road to wellness and recovery.

Through this inpatient program, we help our patients to:

  • Stabilize psychiatric symptoms
  • Achieve and maintain abstinence from addictive substances
  • Improve coping and problem-solving skills, including emotion management
  • Enhance functioning at home and work, including resolving relationship difficulties
  • Maintain physical well-being
  • Restore lifestyle balance and stability

 

OUTPATIENT LOCATIONS: Princeton/Adults, Hamilton, North Brunswick, Moorestown

The Adult Co-Occurring/Dual Diagnosis Outpatient Program is designed to meet the unique clinical needs of adults who are suffering from mental health and substance abuse problems. This evidence-based treatment program is customized to meet each patient’s unique mental health needs during the recovery process.

In addition to helping adults with co-occurring disorders at four outpatient sites, our Princeton/Adults site offers an Adult MICA (mental illness and chemical addiction) program that provides outpatient treatment for those with severe, persistent mental illness and co-existing addiction disorders.

Through the outpatient program, we help our patients to:

  • Stabilize psychiatric symptoms
  • Achieve and maintain abstinence from addictive substances
  • Improve coping and problem solving skills, including emotion management
  • Enhance functioning at home and work
  • Maintain physical well-being
  • Restore lifestyle balance and stability

Depending on needs, treatment options include:

  • Partial hospital program: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. five days per week
  • Intensive outpatient program: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. three days per week
  • Evening intensive outpatient program: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Princeton/Adults site
  • Lunch is provided for full-day programs, and free transportation may be available within defined areas.