Co-occurring Disorders Program
Fellowship House's emphasis on co-occuring disorders (COD) evolved in the mid 1990’s, in response to the demand for residential treatment for addicted AND mentally ill individuals. These are clients diagnosed with alcohol or drug dependence, and also with a serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, or schizophrenia. The biggest barrier to treatment for this population is mainly that their addiction interfered with mental health treatment and their mental illness interfered with addiction treatment. At Fellowship House, COD clients can work with their treatment team on effective medication management, developing a personal recovery support system, and participate in dual recovery self-help meetings, such as Double Trouble.