We all need a little bit of support from time to time. And managing symptoms that can span medical, behavioral health, and substance use may benefit from an integrated treatment approach. Imagine trying to communicate with primary care, specialty medical providers, attend to housing and budgeting needs while maintaining sobriety and symptoms of depression, psychosis, or Bipolar? Coordinating care in an effective and efficient manner is hard, as it requires time, concentration, and patience. Life is hard enough, and even more challenging with symptoms which may affect our ability to have insight, reason, judge, and aid with decision-making.
Using an integrated treatment approach is associated with enhancing motivation, facilitating lifestyle change, and improving overall functioning. If you or a loved one is needing additional support, consider partnering with a case manager or care coordinator to help navigate, advocate, and implement a plan to optimize success.