Dual diagnosis treatment is the concept of treating mental health issues and substance use disorder issues at the same time. We view that as being very important because if you come in and seek treatment for just a substance use disorder, and you leave treatment without treating the mental health issue, the issue that was causing you to use, to self-medicate, hasn’t been treated, hasn’t been touched. So when people come to treatment at Brighton, we look at both, they’re assessed for both. And if and when it’s applicable, they’re treated for both.
Every person comes in with their own subset of issues. The addiction piece is there. Perhaps the mental health piece is there. You need to sift through their individual issues in order to treat them effectively. And when you’re multifaceted, you have a lot of different team members looking at one patient and then converging on the treatment process to ensure that this one patient is fully covered. A multifaceted approach moves us away from a one size fits all treatment environment. A lot of treatment centers out there are very focused on treating a group of people rather than the individual. And we believe that while group therapy is very important and part of our program, bringing the individual in and treating their issues specifically is more effective.