MANCHESTER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--By combining elements of care to simultaneously treat two disorders in one setting, clinical providers at WestBridge, a leader at the forefront of treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders, are finding increased success for individuals experiencing co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. WestBridge offers Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) that is individualized to the strengths of their participants.
The Integrated Dual Diagnosis approach to care has been proven effective by the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center (PRC) in Lebanon, N.H. “When a person has any two ailments – say, diabetes and a broken arm – doctors would naturally treat both at the same time,” said Dr. Robert Drake, MD, PhD, psychiatrist-in-chief at WestBridge. “When treating disorders like mental illness and addiction, which have relatable genetic and environmental roots, it makes sense to treat them concurrently. Separate and parallel approaches to dual disorders have been proven ineffective”.
A streamlined continuum of care, like the one offered by WestBridge, provides not only residential services but also continuous family education, support, and community-based outpatient services that help individuals achieve a healthy life of recovery. During the course of WestBridge’s integrated treatment program, the same clinical team provides a personalized treatment plan that addresses both the mental illness and substance use.
“WestBridge is committed to continually improving its clinical protocols by testing new findings supported by the researchers at Dartmouth for the most positive outcomes.” states Dr. Drake.
With locations in Florida, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, WestBridge, Inc. has been supporting the recovery of individuals and families that experience co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders since 2001. As a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit treatment program, WestBridge provides a unique clinical setting in which evidence-based treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders is truly integrated, community-based, individualized, and family-centered. WestBridge’s vision is to help individuals and families learn to live a life of recovery. Learn more at www.westbridge.org or follow @WestBridge on Twitter.