Eating Disorder Therapy

Co-Occurring Addictions

Co-occurring addictions that are often seen with eating disorders include substance abuse (drugs and alcohol) and process addictions, such as gambling, sex, or shopping addictions. Castlewood now offers support services for clients with co-occurring substance addictions. Process addictions are addressed on an individual basis for each client.

Drug and alcohol co-occurring disorder treatment at Castlewood includes some of the following components:

  • Addiction focused process oriented group therapy at all levels of care
  • Individual sessions for drug and alcohol addictions, for those who this is identified as a main treatment goal
  • Formalized 12-step attendance at the PHP and IOP
  • Medication assisted recovery

Castlewood’s Co-occurring Chemical Dependency (CD) treatment is meant to assist clients who have completed an Inpatient or Residential CD program in continuing their recovery process. It is also designed to assist clients in beginning the 12-step process, identifying co-occurring addictions, and identifying needs for further CD treatment upon discharge from Castlewood.

How Our Co-occurring Treatment Works at Castlewood

Upon admission, Castlewood’s staff psychiatrist will assess clients who identify past or current abuse of alcohol or substances and, when appropriate, CD adjunct therapy sessions may be assigned.  Based on the evaluation of the psychiatrist and therapist, the treatment team will develop an individualized treatment plan including requirements for 12-step meetings, CD group and/or adjunct services.

Castlewood PHP and IOP clients may also attend community based AA meetings weekly. They are responsible for their own transportation and coordination of these events. At times, Castlewood will require attendance to these meetings on a clients treatment plan.

Clients may be required to obtain a temporary sponsor before transitioning to a lower level of care. This will be decided by the client’s treatment team, CD coordinator, and adjunct therapist (if assigned one). Clients will work the steps with their designated sponsor, and may also do step work as part of CD adjunct therapy sessions.

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