Dual Diagnosis

The DDS unit manages acute withdrawal and helps to stabilize a client’s mental disorder, preparing them to continue in their recovery process

Clients with co-occurring disorders are usually admitted to our Dual Diagnosis (EATS- Enhanced ATS) unit. In addition to providing the services available on the regular detox unit, the Enhanced detox offers specific psychiatric and mental health support. The program treats adult individuals with unstable or untreated mental disorders who meet the DSM criteria for substance dependence and who are at risk for severe withdrawal symptoms.

On the Dual Diagnosis unit, psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring is a key aspect of the integrated treatment. The Unit is a highly structured, staff secure milieu. The Program Director of this Unit, a Board Certified psychiatric clinical nurse specialist, and the Medical Director, a Board Certified and ASAM certified psychiatrist, oversee the development of an individualized psychiatric medical regime for each patient. Each patient is also evaluated by a member of the medical staff for treatment or referral of acute and/or chronic health conditions. Following patient stabilization, aftercare planning will usually include integration into intensive case management, medication management, and psychotherapy. In addition to substance abuse education groups, the staff on this unit provides group education on topics such as Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorders.

Contact info:

Monserrate Martinez

Phone: 508-324-5522

Email: [email protected]


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  • Marilyn Carvalho
  • Stephanie Gayed
  • Kyle Cabral
  • Victoria Estes
    CADAC, Senior Clinician
  • Vincenzo Distefano
  • Brittany Sylvia
    Recovery Specialist
  • Timothy Falke
    Recovery Specialist
  • Kathia Hernandez
    Recovery Specialist
  • Joelimar Soto
    Recovery Specialist
  • Tammy Young
    BSN, Director of Nursing, Acute Treatment Services, RN
  • Stacey Almeida
    Medical Provider, NP
  • Maggie Carr
    PMHCNS, Program Director
  • Scott Haltzman
  • Doreen Huffman
    PMHNP, Psychiatric Provider
  • Monserrate Martinez
    Intake Coordinator


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