Substance use disorders are common among people with serious mental illnesses and put people at risk for many other problems. Many people with psychiatric symptoms choose to self-medicate to alleviate their pain and can develop addiction to drugs and alcohol. If both substance use and mental health illness co-occur, judgement is impaired and individuals are more vulnerable to unpredictable outcomes.
COPSD is a team of Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDC) who help individuals develop knowledge, hope, skills, and support needed to manage dual diagnosis.
Case Management includes:
- Working with qualified and trained specialist to address dual diagnosis
- Linking to recommended community resources such as mental health evaluation
- Team meetings to review progress
- Interim counseling