MetroHealth Dual Diagnosis Unit Now Open.
(Please note: If you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency, call the MetroHealth Mobile
Crisis Team at 216-623-6888 or go to the nearest emergency department immediately.)
It’s common for people who develop substance use disorders to also have mental health issues — and vice versa. The solution to helping patients with a dual diagnosis is treating both issues at the same time. MetroHealth recently opened a Dual Diagnosis Unit in the Inpatient Behavioral Health Hospital for patients needing this type of treatment.
Mental health disorders that frequently occur in people with alcohol or drug issues include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Attention-deficit disorder
- Psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia
Factors such as early childhood trauma, lack of access to care and discrimination also play a role.
When drugs or alcohol affect your life, MetroHealth can help. We offer Level-of-Care Assessments for substance use disorders for anyone 18-years-old and older. We work with patients and their families to map out personalized treatment plans. MetroHealth provides both inpatient and outpatient services, individual counseling, and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).
These services can include:
- Substance use management
- Stress and mood management
- Relationship issue management
- Trauma recovery
Additional services may include:
- Assessments related to psychiatric and mental health services
- Substance use services
- Medication-assisted treatments
At MetroHealth, inpatient treatment is not where services end — it’s the beginning of hope for individuals struggling with their mental health and substance use. Our Cleveland Heights Behavioral Health Hospital offers all levels of care for patients with both substance use and mental health issues, including inpatient stabilization and less intensive care as they improve.
We work to educate our patient’s family and friends about how to support their loved one and how to help the person in recovery follow through with treatment. This includes looking for the triggers and signs that things are going in the wrong direction, as well as how to use coping strategies that the patient has learned during treatment.
MetroHealth is dedicated to providing people with the tools they need to live a healthier life.
“When we take away the substances and whatever role they played, we replace them with the tools people need to be able to deal with their mental health issues,” said Tyffani Dent, Psy.D., a MetroHealth psychologist.
“We work diligently to make sure that happens. When MetroHealth sees a need for the community — specifically communities that often do not have access — we work to make sure there are services available.”