DMHAS: CMHC-Dual Diagnosis

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The Connecticut Mental Health Center

Dual Diagnosis Program

The Dual Diagnosis Program offers state-of-the-art treatment and research in service of the care of chronically mentally ill substance abusers in the Greater New Haven area. We offer several different clinical modalities including individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, a psychopharmacology clinic, substance abuse counseling (including motivational enhancement, relapse-prevention, 12-step facilitation), a morning supportive group clinic ("the breakfast club"), an intensive outpatient program (lOP), and strong links to partial hospital and inpatient dual diagnosis services. Our team treats approximately 325 dually diagnosed individuals in the above-mentioned treatment modalities. After hours, the service is covered by the Acute Services Unit and team clinicians are available by phone should a clinical emergency arise. Further, we have a research program funded in part through the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) which explores the biology and treatment of cocaine and nicotine addiction in psychiatric patients. In addition, we are developing innovative educational programs for mental health trainees at Yale University (i.e., medical students, psychiatric and addiction psychiatry residents, psychology fellows, and social work and nursing students) and for clinical and research staff at CMHC.

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