treatment for co-occurring disorders
At 360°dtx, we have considerable expertise in the treatment of co-occurring disorders. Best practices involves an integrated approach, where both disorders are treated simultaneously.
The high rate of co-occurrence of substance-related disorders and psychiatric disorders is well established. Substance use may obscure or exacerbate other symptoms and make diagnosis of psychiatric disorders more difficult. Recovery from either disorder often depends on receiving treatment for both disorders. At 360°dtx, clients with co-occurring psychiatric disorders receive a specialized assessment and corresponding treatment.
The approach involves a combination of medical and psychotherapeutic interventions. The objective is for the client to develop a better understanding of the dual nature of their illness, and to develop the strategies necessary to manage both. We offer treatment for co-occurring mood disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar illness), anxiety disorders (e.g., post-traumatic stress disorder), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other mental health problems.
TREATMENT FOR CO-OCCURRING PERSONALITY DISORDERS
At 360°dtx, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of various personality disorders, particularly borderline personality disorder.
We offer an extended 12-week program for clients suffering from personality disorders. Many of our staff have either trained at or are members of the personality disorder programs at the McGill University Health Centre, or the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal. In addition to traditional evidence-based interventions for substance use disorders, we provide psychotherapies directly targeting character pathology. Specifically, we offer mentalization-based therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy.
Our overall therapeutic philosophy is to require the individual to accept responsibility and accountability for the choices they make in life. Through psychotherapy, we enhance clients’ skill sets in terms of distress tolerance, affect regulation, problem-solving and interpersonal effectiveness. We meet with family members to facilitate setting better boundaries and limits, so that they may enjoy a better quality relationship with their loved ones. The goal is to promote the individual’s sense of self-efficacy, leading to healthier choices and a greater quality of life.