Dual diagnosis treatment teams at Sovereign Health of Arizona are multidisciplinary groups of professionals with expertise in managing mental illness and co-occurring disorders, such as substance use. Treatment teams may vary slightly according to the individual needs and goals of each woman, but some of the experts on our teams include:
- Physicians and nurse practitioners: Our medical clinicians complete a thorough history, physical examination and any tests necessary to determine current physical condition of each of our patients. Necessary medications, monitoring directions and follow-up care recommendations are provided in collaboration with the psychiatrist.
- Psychiatrist: This physician specializes in neurobiology and addiction medicine. The psychiatric evaluation helps to distinguish neurological disorders from other conditions. Psychiatrists are experts in psychotropic medications used to control symptoms of mental illness and withdrawal and collaborate with the medical clinicians.
- Licensed nurse: Nurses monitor patient vital signs and symptoms throughout the detox and stabilization process. They obtain laboratory samples, monitor patient physical and mental status and administer prescribed medications while observing for side effects or complications. Nurses communicate directly with the clinicians and other members of the treatment teams.
- Psychologists: Our licensed psychologists work with patients and their families to ensure accurate diagnosis of all conditions, including underlying and co-occurring disorders. They assist with crisis intervention and behavior modification in accordance with individual patient’s needs and goals. Psychologists also play a therapeutic role with patients and families and collaborate with other members of the treatment teams.
- Psychotherapists: Our therapists facilitate talk therapy with patients, groups and families. Many have specialty areas of expertise and patients are matched up with therapists that can best address their specific conditions and circumstances.
- Counselors: Our licensed mental health and substance abuse counselors assist patients in understanding the nature of mental illness and addiction and how to live with these conditions successfully.
- Case manager: Case managers facilitate communication between team members and the patient to ensure the quality and continuity of care.
- Patient advocate: Patient advocates function as liaisons between patients and their families as well as other members of the treatment team. Our patient advocates help communicate the wishes and needs of each patient and handle their critical issues so that they can focus on healing.
- House managers: House managers provide supervision to patients while they are in residential housing or sober living. House managers coordinate transportation, individual treatments schedules, meals and communicate directly with treatment team members.
- Ancillary staff: Ancillary staff provide many different types of supportive services to our patients and their families. We have experiential therapy, acupuncture, neurofeedback and other ancillary services provided by trained specialist to ensure the delivery of the highest quality care.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment At Sovereign Health
At Sovereign Health of Arizona, our multidisciplinary teams of experts provide comprehensive evaluations and integrated treatment for our patients with co-occurring conditions. Our individualized care plans are designed to meet patients’ needs and goals and result in long-term recovery.
We accept patients who are on medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders and work with insurance companies to ensure that patients receive the care they deserve. We consider early and thorough treatment an investment in the future. Therefore, we aim to maximize the health of our patients during treatment and across the lifespan.
For more information about dual diagnosis treatment for women in Chandler, Arizona or about any of our specialized programs at Sovereign Health, please call our 24/7 helpline.