Co-Occurring Disorders

Highly Individualized Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders


Difficulties associated with the co-existence of mental illness and substance use can often feel insurmountable. We believe that the challenges associated with co-occurring substance use disorders are best addressed through an intentional and highly individualized approach to treatment. Recovery is not a one-size-fits-all event, and the existence of a drug or alcohol dependency requires a psychiatric treatment plan that includes the right tools and resources.

Upon admission to Project Transition each person is assessed for the presence of substance use or addiction. If an individual is struggling in one of these areas, Certified Addiction Counselors will work with them to design an appropriate and personalized strategy for maintaining sobriety. We acknowledge that there are many viable pathways to recovery and therefore our members are encouraged to take ownership of their individual journeys right from the beginning. Staff members partner with participants throughout the recovery process, fostering accountability in a safe and flexible environment.


We embrace the value of 12-Step and other self-help modalities (including SMART Recovery) and are aware that the sponsorship relationships often formed within these environments can act as powerful tools for lifelong recovery.


Intensive in-house recovery groups are co-facilitated by both staff and residents. Each person meets one-on-one with a Certified Addictions Counselor at least once a week.

Additional Support for Relapse

Finally, we acknowledge that relapse is a common aspect of addictive disease. Project Transition utilizes random and routine urinalysis as a supportive mechanism for deterrence and to better enable early intervention when relapse occurs.

In the event of a relapse, we employ a non-punitive approach consistent with our core belief that these setbacks can act as opportunities for greater learning and strengthening of critical relationships. Recovery can and does happen!