Mental Illness and Substance Abuse (MISA)

The coexistence of both a mental health and a substance use disorder is referred to as co-occurring disorders. Approximately 7.9 million adults in the United States had co-occurring disorders in 2014. People with mental health disorders are more likely than people without mental health disorders to experience an alcohol or substance use disorder. Co-occurring disorders can be difficult to diagnose due to the complexity of symptoms, as both may vary in severity. In many cases, people receive treatment for one disorder while the other disorder remains untreated. This may occur because both mental and substance use disorders can have biological, psychological, and social components.

Living Stones Behavioral Health utilizes an integrated treatment approach for treating co-occurring disorders. The mental illnesses occurring most commonly among patients in the program are Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, and Schizophrenia.

To participate, patients must make a commitment to stopping the use of alcohol and other drugs. Individual therapy, group therapy, medication management and urine testing are a core part of the treatment structure. We do not offer suboxone or detox services.

Services Offered

  •  Initial assessment by psychiatrist and licensed social work/mental health therapist
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Medication management
  • Case management services are available