Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder (COPSD) Program
What is the Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder (COPSD) Program?
The COPSD Program serves those diagnosed as having both a major mental illness and chemical dependency. We work together to ensure all clients remain drug-free and psychiatrically stable to avoid any hospitalizations or more intensive treatment.
What is a Substance Use Disorder?
A substance use disorder is defined as the use of one or more drugs, including alcohol, which significantly and negatively impacts one or more major areas of life functioning.
In the last 6 months…
- Did alcohol or drugs keep you from taking care of any obligations?
- Did alcohol or drugs cause you to be a danger to yourself or others?
- Did your use of alcohol or drugs cause problems with family, friends, work, or police?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a substance use disorder.
How can we help you thrive?
What are the Goals of the Program?
The COPSD Program serves to help the individual learn to live a drug/alcohol free life while managing the symptoms of their mental illness.
It also serves to help them access and maintain compliance with psychiatric services.
COPSD counselors are Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors and/or have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology or other behavioral science.
All counselors are experienced in the chemical dependency field.
Who is Eligible?
Individuals with an active psychiatric and substance use disorder may be eligible. Psychiatric disorders may include Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. If you do not have one of these diagnoses or even have a diagnosis, you may still be eligible for services.
What Services are Provided?
- Screening and Assessment
- Chemical Dependency Treatment
- Crisis Intervention
- Symptom Management
What does it Cost?
The Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders Program is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Based on income of the family, a person may be eligible for state funded services on a sliding scale. Medicaid, CHIP, and private health insurance are also accepted.