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What Is Psychiatric Care?

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Substance use disorders often co-occur with mental health conditions, making it essential to treat both at the same time.

At Northpoint Omaha, we offer psychiatric care in an outpatient setting to help you manage these conditions in a dual diagnosis program. We offer a brought range of therapy options, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, and process groups designed specifically to treat your unique combination of co-occurring disorders.

But what is psychiatric care? Learn more by calling us at 888.687.8014 and start your recovery today.

What Is Psychiatric Treatment?

So, what is psychiatric care? It’s a type of mental health care that focuses on diagnosing as well as treating mental illness. At our center, we offer it in connection with substance use disorders. The most common types of conditions that occur along with addiction are:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia

To treat a dual diagnosis, we rely on a number of psychiatric care strategies, including individual and group therapy sessions, as well as medication.

You can receive help with sessions of behavioral therapy like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which can help you recognize the negative thought processes that could be affecting your moods and actions.

Types of Psychiatric Care

What is psychiatric treatment like in relation to addiction treatment? There are many types of psychiatric care available.

It can be tough to consider getting psychiatric care if it means having to step away from your daily life. For many people, that might even stop them from reaching out for help. If that’s something you’re struggling with, one of the best things to consider is turning to outpatient programs.

The three main types of outpatient psychiatric care programs are partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), and standard outpatient programs. The one that best suits you will depend on your exact struggles, how much support you need, and many other factors.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

PHPs are the option that offers the highest level of care at our center and requires the most time from you. They involve six or more treatment hours each day, every day of the week. These highly structured programs can offer the support people need when they are just getting started with their treatment.

Unlike inpatient care, however, you don’t have to worry about staying overnight at the facilities, which makes a difference for many people.

During a PHP, you get individual and group therapy sessions, as well as added support to help you with both addiction and mental health concerns.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

Our IOPs generally involve three to four hours of treatment each day for five days a week. These programs are designed to offer more flexibility so that you can continue with your life but still get the care you need.

Standard Outpatient Programs

These types of outpatient programs allow you to get regular care without forcing you to stay at a facility overnight. Outpatient care involves coming to the facility regularly, though the exact time you spend in treatment will depend on your individual needs, your schedule, and much more.

At our facility, we schedule treatment sessions around your work, school, and any other responsibilities you have. Even during standard outpatient programs, you receive access to group therapy, individual therapy, relapse prevention, and much more.

Turn to Northpoint Omaha for Dual Diagnosis Treatment

If you have been struggling with a substance use disorder as well as a mental health condition, the help you get needs to address both of these issues at the same time. At Northpoint Omaha, we offer a variety of treatment options that can help you gain sobriety and get the necessary support for a mental health condition.

Don’t wait to begin your journey back to mental well-being. Contact Northpoint Omaha today by calling us at 888.687.8014 or using our online contact form.