Administrative Procedures for Hospital Admissions

Hospital admissions are coordinated through the Intake Coordinator, who may be reached by calling the Intake Line: 877-884-8272. Our Intake Line is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Intake Coordinator will immediately inform the Clinical Director, the Administrative Director, and the hospital in order to arrange for the hospital admission in a timely manner. Although we are almost always able to secure a hospital bed, we cannot guarantee that we can provide a hospital bed as the hospital is sometimes full. In such cases we will refer admission to an affiliated psychiatrist at a sister hospital who will coordinate care with our practice.

Prior to hospital admission, the patient or his or her representative must coordinate with the Administrative Director to complete administrative documentation regarding informed consent and guarantee financial responsibility for clinical services.

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8 Most Common Dual Diagnosis Conditions
Listed below are the eight most common dual diagnosis conditions and the most common drugs of choice addicts use to alleviate the symptoms.
  • 1

    Bipolar Disorder

    Symptoms: Intense shifts in mood, energy and functioning between depression and mania.

    Most Commonly Abused Drugs:

    Alcohol or cocaine, depending on whether that are in a dpressive cycle or manic cycle.
  • 2

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Symptoms: Nightmares, hypervigilance, detachment and recurring distress after and extreme traumatic event (war, assault).

    Most Commonly Abused Drugs:

    Alcohol, benzodiazepines and sleeping pills to find relief from symptoms.
  • 3

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    Symptoms: Persistent pattern of inattention and inability to focus and/or hyperactive-impulsivity.

    Most Commonly Abused Drugs:

    Alcohol and/or stimulant abuse creates a heightened sense of focus or relaxation.
  • 4

    Anxiety

    Most Commonly Abused Drugs:

    Alcohol, benzodiazepines and, occassionally, cocaine. An anxious person continues using alcohol and drugs to avoid discomfort.
  • 5

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Most Commonly Abused Drugs:

    Marijuana or alcohol to slow down obsessive thoughts.
  • 6

    Depression

    Most Commonly Abused Drugs:

    Alcohol slows down and depresses sensation to mask mood.
  • 7

    Panic Disorder

    Most Commonly Abused Drugs:

    Psychiatric drugs like benzodiazepines and alcohol in social situations.
  • 8

    Schizophrenia

    Most Commonly Abused Drugs:

    Nicotine, caffeine and other stimulants temporarily relieve disruptions and some hallucinations.

Source: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV)