South Carolina Department of Mental Health

Greenville Mental Health Center

Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Program

Co-occurring disorders and dual diagnosis are terms used for when a person experiences a mental illness and a substance use problem at the same time. According to National Alliance on Mental Illness, about half of people living with a severe mental illness are also experiencing a problem with substance abuse.

Greenville MHC provides an integrated treatment program where these problems are treated with evidenced-based practices including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Services are provided by licensed therapists, doctors, nurses who believe it is important to create an environment where a person can receive effective treatment without judgement. Services include medication management and education, as well as individual, group and family therapies. Peer support and other trained staff members are also available to provide assistance to those working on their recovery.

Referrals to other agencies and community organizations or hospitals are also made at times. Local mutual support programs such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous are recommended and we work toward reducing barriers for our patients to attend these programs.