Treating psychological disorders and co-occurring substance abuse
At Affinity we provide the highest level of 24-hour care for residents challenged by mental, emotional and personality disorders. Whether you are struggling with psychological issues, medication changes or the added complication of co-occurring substance abuse (dual diagnosis), Affinity is able to structure a therapeutic program that will help you achieve stabilization and a better quality of life.
Our first step is to evaluate what medications and therapies have been used in the past and why they were ineffective. We have found that many patients have been on appropriate medications but were not on a therapeutic dose. They were unable to achieve stabilization and relief of their symptoms due to lack of knowledge by the prescribing clinician. Our psychiatrists understand that achieving a therapeutic dosage is pivotal to the success of a patient's treatment program. They also understand that not every medication works for every individual. At Affinity we have carefully chosen expert psychopharmacologists to administer our psychiatric services to ensure the best overall results for our patients.
It is our goal at Affinity Treatment Centers to facilitate the resident in learning appropriate and productive ways to fill their free time. They must learn this basic skill if they are to function in the real world.
Because we employ an efficient staff of mental health experts and utilize and administer a wide scope of the latest therapies, we are able to quickly and effectively assess and respond to our residents needs. Affinity Treatment Centers is committed to not engage our residents in "busy activities" that have proven to be ineffective.
Because of our assessments, it is possible to provide extremely affordable, personalized care that is essential to their progress and stabilization. Activities that other programs offer to fill their programming schedule such as “daily reflections,” community meetings, program overview, personal meditation and written work make the program sound busy. However, the cost of staff necessary to run these programs hardly justifies their use in light of what the resident might actually gain from them. We make it a point not to “over-program” our residents.