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Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth

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Co-occurring Disorders 

A Word About Co-occurring Disorders

 When a diagnosis of both a psychiatric and an addictive disorder is present, it is referred to as co-occurring or dual diagnosis. Frequently, we find symptoms of both psychiatric and addictive disorders to be present or co-occurring.

Until recently, the type of treatment a a person received was decided by determining which of the two developed first. The secondary problem would be treated afterward, or not at all. Today behavioral health best practices are reporting improved outcomes when both problems are treated at the same time.

The Dual Diagnosis Program at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth is an outpatient program for adults which offers:

  • Partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient levels of care
  • Focuses on both disorders at the same time
  • Group members have dual diagnoses in common
  • Incorporates twelve step recovery philosophy
  • Relapse prevention component
  • Medication monitoring
  • Weekly family group
  • Aftercare group

Contact us at 817.922.1162 for more information or referrals.