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Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Options Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Options Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Hospital in Indianapolis

Options Behavioral Health is renowned as one of Indianapolis' leading providers of co-occurring disorders treatment. Our expert staff creates personalized treatment plans to cater to each individual's specific needs.

The Importance of Treatment

Why professional treatment for co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders is important to achieve lasting sobriety

Individuals who have been diagnosed with one or more mental health conditions are experiencing what clinicians refer to as co-occurring disorders. And in the context of treatment, when a person is suffering from co-occurring depression and anxiety, the symptoms of both disorders must be comprehensively treated at a hospital or treatment center in order for true healing to occur.

Additionally, if a person is suffering from a substance use disorder, which is the clinical term for addiction, and one or more additional mental or behavioral health disorders, he or she is likewise suffering from co-occurring disorders.

According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), individuals who develop various forms of substance use disorders may also be at increased risk for experiencing a variety of mental health disorders, including but not limited to the following:

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depressive disorders
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
You're Not Alone

The prevalence of co-occurring disorders

Previously referred to as dual diagnosis, co-occurring disorders are far from uncommon in the United States. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), estimates that nearly eight million American adults struggle with co-occurring disorders.

SAMHSA has also reported that 60 to 75 percent of adolescents who have a substance use disorder are also dealing with one or more co-occurring mental health disorders. Also, studies show that adolescents who have experienced at least one major depressive episode are twice as likely to abuse alcohol or other drugs as are young people who have never struggled with depression. Professional help at a treatment center or hospital is needed to address these concerns.

Complexities of Co-Occurring Disorders

Options Behavioral Health's co-occurring disorder treatment philosophy

There is virtually no limit to the combinations of substance use disorders, mental health disorders, and behavioral health disorders that can co-occur within the same individual, nor is there an established cause/effect relationship between types of co-occurring disorders.

For example, many individuals who develop a substance use disorder also struggle with a co-occurring depressive disorder. In some of these cases, the individual may have started to drink alcohol or abuse another drug as a means of self-medicating or numbing him or herself to the psychological pain of an undiagnosed depressive disorder. In other cases, the individual’s substance abuse and eventual addiction may have preceded the onset of the depression symptoms. In all cases, it is likely that the substance use disorder and depressive disorder will interact with each other in ways that have an increasingly harmful impact on the individual.

Continuing the example from the previous paragraph, the continued inability to control one’s substance abuse can have a detrimental impact on an individual’s quality of life, which can erode his or her psychological well-being and exacerbate symptoms of depression. Often, this can push him or her deeper into substance abuse, thus pulling the individual into a continued downward spiral of worsening symptoms and increasingly dangerous behaviors.

This example demonstrates the importance of receiving comprehensive professional treatment from a hospital or center that is prepared to provide solutions for all of the disorders that a person is experiencing. Treating one disorder while ignoring or failing to address another will make it virtually impossible for a person to achieve long-term recovery, and will significantly increase the likelihood that the individual will relapse.

Options Behavioral Health is an 84-bed, free-standing psychiatric hospital devoted to providing a full continuum of care for adolescents, ages 12 to 18, adults, and older adults who are battling the symptoms of any number of mental health concerns and co-occurring disorders. At our hospital, individuals can learn the tools they need to successfully achieve a brighter future.

Comprehensive Treatment

Comprehensive co-occurring addiction and mental health disorder treatment at Options Behavioral Health System in Indianapolis, IN

At Options Behavioral Health System, we are well aware of the necessity of providing comprehensive care at our center that identifies, addresses, and treats all of the disorders that our patients have been experiencing. When an adolescent, adult, or senior patient arrives at Options, he or she will complete a thorough assessment with an experienced professional at our center prior to starting treatment.

The information collected during this assessment will allow us to develop a comprehensive personalized plan that focuses not merely on alleviating problematic symptoms, but on providing beneficial solutions for the conditions and disorders that have caused these symptoms. Throughout the individual’s time at our hospital, we will continue to monitor his or her progress and adjust his or her personalized plan accordingly.

Many additional features of our inpatient and residential programming at our hospital, including our wide range of therapeutic techniques and activities, our multidisciplinary treatment teams, and our around-the-clock services, ensure that adolescents and adults who have been struggling with co-occurring disorders will receive the attention and support that will lead to significant long-term benefits.

When an individual has completed his time at our hospital, he or she will leave us with a detailed discharge plan to ensure that he or she can maintain and build upon the progress that he or she made while in treatment at Options Behavioral Health System. To ensure that this plan is as beneficial as possible, this discharge planning process begins the day the individual arrives at our center, and the plan is developed throughout his or her time with us.

For adolescents and adults who have been dealing with co-occurring disorders, the discharge planning process will identify professional referrals, community-based resources, and other information related to all of the disorders for which they were treated for at Options.

Learn More

Learn more about co-occurring disorder treatment at Options Behavioral Health System in Indianapolis, IN

To learn more about how Options Behavioral Health System is uniquely prepared to provide effective, comprehensive care for adults, adolescents, and seniors who have been experiencing co-occurring disorders, please do not hesitate to contact our center at your convenience. A friendly and knowledgeable member of our team is available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We look forward to answering all of your questions and helping you decide if Options is the ideal place for you or your loved one.

What makes Options Behavioral Health the right choice?

Proven Treatment Methods

Experienced staff and clinical excellence have made Options Behavioral Health the most recognized mental health and psychiatric disorder treatment hospital in Indianapolis, and we look forward to providing our services for years to come.

24-Hour Care

Mental health disorders and issues don’t stop at 5 p.m., and neither should your treatment. Our expert clinical staff and caring support staff are here to provide you or your loved one with the highest quality of treatment 24/7/365.

Weekly Family Updates

Being “in the know” is extremely important and often ties to the longevity of success. That's why, at Options, communication and transparency are the backbone of our relationship with patients, loved ones, and professional referral sources.