Treatment for young people with both mental health concerns and use of drugs or alcohol.
Dual Diagnosis Clinic Hours:
- Monday through Friday
- 8:00am – 4:30pm
- Brooklyn Park, Medical Office Building
We are something different.
Our clinic is not a program with a set number of groups, length of stay, mandatory drug testing or a requirement for stopping substance use. You are in charge of creating a plan for treatment with our team. This plan can change over time and includes only what you and your family think would be helpful.
Our Services Include:
Psychiatric evaluation to determine diagnosis and illness severity, and any of the following:
Brief intervention (a few appointments to talk about substances and mental health)
Medication treatment (including any mental health medications and medications for substance use)
– This includes Suboxone, buprenorphine, Naltrexone, Vivitrol, Anabuse, stimulant treatment for ADHD if indicated, and Narcan training.
Individual therapy for the patient and/or Family therapy
Parenting help and coaching
Drug testing with options for in office or at-home collection
You do not need a Rule 25 to access our clinic. After your psychiatric assessment, we will discuss our recommendations. If you need more support, we will help you find care that would be a better fit.
Who We Treat:
Children, Teens and Young Adults (up to age 26)
Difficulty with mental health and use of any amount or type of substance, even if it is not yet a disorder.
Many of our patients come directly from the community, their primary care providers, school counselors, or after completion of an IOP, Residential, Rehab or Detox program.
We offer outpatient Suboxone treatment for patients on a long term basis. This treatment is one of the most effective for severe opioid use disorders (heroin, pain pills such as Oxycodone, Vicodin, Percoset). If this medication is something we discuss would be helpful, we will start you on the medication in our clinic if you are not on it already and you will be seen for ongoing appointments.
How Do We Treat Our Patients?
Above all, we treat everyone who comes to our clinic with respect and care. You deserve medical care that is based in science and research rather than tradition. The treatment types we offer have been shown to reduce substance use, improve risk of harm, and treat underlying mental health concerns.
We use a therapy style called motivational interviewing (can link blog post) and a harm reduction approach (can link blog post). We use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and family behavior therapy (FBT) if it is appropriate.
We do not follow a 12-step based model, however you are welcome to seek out this type of support in the community if you find it helpful.
We support patients who are interested in stopping their drug or alcohol use, patients who are not sure, and those who would like help to cut down or make healthier choices when they use.