Co-Occurring Substance Use Treatment

Why Co-Occurring Substance Use Treatment?

Addressing substance use and offering care for co-occurring clients is an important component of our treatment at Moriah Behavioral Health. We understand that clients with a mental health diagnosis have an increased likelihood of developing a substance use disorder over time as they look for a way to cope with their symptoms.

We acknowledge the importance of addressing the underlying mental health concerns that are often correlated with the outward presence of substance use. Our substance use program offers evidence based groups surrounding the topics of relapse prevention planning, recovery processing, recovery skill building, and the incorporation of psychoeducation within sessions. 


Understanding the Connection

The connection between mental health and substance use is a complicated one. Substance use is often used as a way of coping with emotions and symptoms of a mental health diagnosis. When substance use and mental health are combined, the challenge can become even more complex.



What type of Treatment is best?

At Moriah, the individual needs of each client drives the level of treatment. We meet each of our clients where they are with their needs at the time of admission. We understand that each teen and their loved ones are in a unique situation. We develop a treatment plan to meet the client’s specific needs at the time of admission. To provide an appropriate level of treatment for each of our clients, we provide multiple levels of care including residential, partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), virtual therapy, supported living, and alumni support.


Keys to Success

Within each of our programs, we support teens in a comfortable environment while providing the skills and knowledge that will help them live a healthy minded life. Our programs offer comprehensive therapeutics. In addition to those therapies, there are some other factors that can help lead to positive outcomes.


Family Involvement

Family involvement has been proven to be a significant factor in successful treatment for teens. At Moriah, it is a central part of our programs.  Those closest to your teen know them best and can provide helpful information that can inform treatment goals. Family and loved ones are also the best support and encouragement for the client throughout treatment and beyond.



For those of our clients still in school, we understand that keeping up and academic progress are important. To support schoolwork, we work with local education professionals to provide the tools and resources clients need to stay on track or get back on track with their schoolwork.


Therapeutic Support

By including individual therapy, group therapy, experiential therapy and other therapeutic activities teens are able to focus on healing. Through our therapeutic program, your teen is able to gain effective coping skills and connect with their issues. We also offer experiential therapies and therapeutic activities including music therapy, art therapy, equine therapy, yoga, hiking.