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South Florida center initiates co-occurring services program

February 12, 2016
by Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Cornerstone Recovery Center, a South Florida addiction treatment facility that like many of its neighbors has touted the Fort Lauderdale waterfront location of its residential settings, has launched a co-occurring services program for patients with an addiction and a serious mental health disorder.

According to a news release from the center, individual and group therapy for patients with co-occurring disorders will employ approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and validation and relaxation techniques.

The new program, for which Cornerstone has added a new wing to its treatment facility, will target more serious mental health conditions than what the organization has addressed previously.

“Rarely do we see a person with just addiction,” said Barbara Hernandez, LMHC, Cornerstone's program director of co-occurring services.

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