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Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders in Adults

When A Patient Suffers From More Than One Disorder 

Silver Hill specializes in treating patients with multiple disorders. These “co-occurring disorders” require a special understanding and corresponding treatment. While a co-occurrence may be a combination of a variety of disorders, often addiction and psychiatric disorders are present. Our team of psychiatrists is equipped to care for these patients. They are all additionally trained in the treatment of substance use disorders and many have addiction specialty boards. No matter what the co-occurrence is, we evaluate each patient and develop an individualized treatment plan to address the unique needs. 

Patients who have been diagnosed with co-occurring disorders are initially admitted to our inpatient unit in the Patricia Regnemer Main House. This level of care provides stabilization, symptom reduction, medication management and detoxification (if the diagnosis includes addiction).

After stabilization, the next phase of treatment is our Transitional Living Program. Patients reside on campus as they focus on developing a psychological understanding of their illness and developing new behavioral skills to manage their recovery process. The minimum length of stay for this phase of treatment is 4 weeks, and many patients extend their treatment. This program is self-pay – a small portion may be covered by insurance. Our staff will help you determine if you have this benefit.


Eating Disorders 

Every patient with an eating disorder who comes to Silver Hill for treatment is individually evaluated. Depending on the patient’s needs their treatment may be administered either within our DBT Program or our Co-Occurring Disorders Program.


The Eating Disorder Program gives patients autonomous control over abnormal eating behaviors. Treatment includes comprehensive evaluation and a program that emphasizes individual control of problem behaviors. The treatment program uses a combination of cognitive, behavioral and psychological techniques. Supervised meals, which emphasize the development of new eating patterns, are a key part of the program. If patients have substance use disorders or another psychiatric disorder in addition to an eating disorder, the patient’s treatment plan will be modified to include all such disorders. Adult patients can participate in the Eating Disorders Program as part of the residential Transitional Living Program.

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