Co-Occurring Disorders

Co-Occurring Disorders Program

Harbor House specializes with men suffering from co-occurring disorders: substance abuse accompanied by mental illness. Regardless of which condition came first, Harbor House recognizes that both afflictions must be managed together in integrated treatment. Men suffering from dual disorders may require more extended periods of therapy due to the challenges they will face in battling two illnesses. Our purpose is to provide you with a treatment program that will guide you into a healthy lifestyle and maintain continued sobriety.

Programs for Dual Disorders

“Living with Co-Occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders, a Handbook for Recovery”
by Mark McGovern with Scott Edelstein, Hazelden Publishing

Along with accepted traditional methods of treatment such as individual and group counseling, men diagnosed with dual disorders will participate in a program called “Living with Co-Occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders” The handbook, written by Mark McGovern, Ph.D., pulls from a program created by a group from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth for individuals suffering from dual disorders. The easy to follow handbook encourages you to work with your counselor in customizing a treatment plan that works best for you. You will be educated on treatment options while setting achievable goals and building a support network.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy works well with the other forms of treatments offered at Harbor House. Through cognitive-behavioral therapy, you will cultivate new beliefs and attitudes about yourself and the world in which you live. You will learn new problem-solving strategies, alternative ways of reasoning, as well as understanding how your past influences your present situation. Cognitive-behavioral therapy may also teach you how to reduce the amount of stress in your life, along with learning how to cope with some of life’s more difficult struggles such as grief, and complex relationships.

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In Harbor House’s co-occurring disorders program, you will focus on new plans, practices, and personal developments that will serve you in living a life of sobriety.  Reconnect and rediscover life with Harbor House.