Arbour Health System’s Dual Diagnosis services offer a managed continuum of care designed to provide a comprehensive system of treatment and recovery from co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorders. Co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorders are treated simultaneously with a clear recognition that stabilization/arresting of the addiction is the most immediate concern upon the patient’s entering treatment. Staff are dedicated to providing a thorough evaluation and a direct and focused treatment plan.
While all AHS units have the ability to manage patients with co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorders, those with a primary substance disorder diagnosis can only be referred to Arbour Hospital or Arbour-HRI Hospital.
All Arbour Health System inpatient dual diagnosis treatment protocols include the use of Subutex, a medication that works to reduce the effects of opioid dependence and prevents withdrawal symptoms, for patients detoxifying from opioid addictions. Arbour Counseling Services in Allston, Brookline (formerly The Commonwealth Center), Jamaica Plain, Norwell and Woburn offer Suboxone Treatment Programs.
Dual Diagnosis program components include: crisis stabilization, inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient program, outpatient services, on-site programs including AA and Al-Anon, and community linkages including sober housing.
For Dual Diagnosis admissions, please contact our Intake Department. For Outpatient Services call an ACS center nearest you offering SA services.