Dual Diagnosis Program

Port St. Lucie Hospital’s Dual Diagnosis Program offers treatment to men and women, ages 18 and older, who are suffering from drug and/or alcohol abuse with a co-occurring psychiatric illness in both an inpatient and partial hospitalization setting. The program is designed for individuals who have a substance/alcohol abuse problem and are exhibiting one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic Attacks
  • Obsessive/Compulsive Behavior
  • Prescription Medication Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression Due to Chronic Pain
  • Panic Attacks
  • Obsessive/Compulsive Behavior
  • Prescription Medication Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression Due to Chronic Pain

With this in mind, Port St. Lucie Hospital offers a comprehensive treatment program in a tranquil, nurturing, retreat-like environment. Each patient’s treatment is individually designed to meet their specific needs to promote long term recovery.

Dual Diagnosis Program at Port St. Lucie Hospital


Assessment Process

Port St. Lucie Hospital’s Dual Diagnosis Program provides the highest quality assessment, diagnosis, stabilization and treatment for adults over the age of 18 with psychiatric illnesses and chemical dependency problems which require inpatient or partial hospitalization. Treatment is provided for our patients with kindness, empathy, dignity and respect at all levels in the continuum of care in order to maximize the individual’s ability to achieve successful lifelong mental and emotional health.

Our multi-disciplinary team made up of a psychiatrist, social workers, mental health therapists, nurses and other unit staff, assess, evaluate and treat each individual patient’s physical, social, mental and emotional health. Treatment modalities consist of:

  • Psychiatric Assessment
  • Medication Evaluation and Management
  • Group Psycho-Therapy
  • Family Education
  • Neuro-Psychology Testing and Treatment
  • Psychiatric Assessment
  • Medication Evaluation and Management
  • Group Psycho-Therapy
  • Family Education
  • Neuro-Psychology Testing and Treatment
  • Nutritional Consultations
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Illness Education
  • 12 Step Programs (for those with dual diagnosis)
  • Relapse Prevention (for those with dual diagnosis)
  • Links to Community Based Services
  • Nutritional Consultations
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Illness Education
  • 12 Step Programs (for those with dual diagnosis)
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Links to Community Based Services

Discharge Process

Planning for discharge, be it a return to a home environment, halfway house, long term treatment or an alternate living arrangement, begins on the day of admission. Social workers and the treatment team help to make the transition to community living a safe and seamless experience.


Medicare and most HMO’s and PPO’s are accepted and financial arrangements for self-pay may also be made.

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Port St. Lucie Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission for Hospital and Behavioral Health Care.