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Treatment Facility AssessmentNameInstitutionInstructorCourseDate Treatment Facility AssessmentIntroductionAdolescents face increased risk of developing co-occurring disorders due to their stage in development where their brain is still developing. During this stage, significant growth and changes occur which affects the thinking process as well as behavior in diverse aspects (Yule & Wilens, 2015). Due to this reason, healthcare facilities need to apply effective diagnostic measures to properly diagnose co-occurring disorders in adolescents. This is important since an improper diagnosis may lead to poor treatment interventions negatively affecting treatment outcomes (Yule & Wilens, 2015). This may further result in long-term health effects affecting the quality of life for the affected individual. To address the rising cases of co-occurring disorders in adolescents, county and local governments are developing healthcare facilities that specialize in treating co-occurring disorders (Yule & Wilens, 2015). One of these is the Pavilion Treatment Center in North Carolina.Pavillion Treatment CenterThe Pavillion Treatment Center in North Carolina was founded in 1996 to treat individuals suffering from substance use disorders and other mental disorders. This facility uses a Comprehensive Intensive Outpatient Program to treat individuals having co-occurring disorders (Pavillion by the Sea, 2019). This program is helpful to individual since it does not interfere with their careers as patients continue to receive treatment services at the comfort of their homes. Some of the treatment techniques under this program include individualized treatment, psycho education, multifamily educational group, and continuing care activities that are undertaken regularly. Individualized treatment focuses on addressing individual’s unique needs (Pavillion by the Sea, 2019). The facility’s treatment philosophy targets the integrated healing of the mind, body, and soul which is achieved by helping individuals to emerge with a deeper understanding of themselves and the requirements for sustained recovery (Pavillion, 2019). This approach involves the use of tools and recovery elements that patients learn in the facility during the treatment process to attain and maintain progressive care. The Pavillion Treatment Center is a private facility that has a six to one patient to counselor ratio to ensure that patients receive adequate and effective care that enhances the achievement of the treatment goals (Pavillion, 2019). The leadership at the facility includes two board certified doctors in addiction medicine, addiction counselor, certified addiction registered nurse, and a licensed clinical addiction specialist. Other professional staff in the facility includes continuing care case managers, licensed substance use disorder counselors, health and wellness counselors, and clinical psychologists. These personnel help in providing healthcare services to 50 patients in the residential facility as well as 24 patients in extended care (Pavillion, 2019). Syndromes treated at the facility include substance use disorders, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety disorder. Pavillion Treatment center accepts qualified admissions seven days a week where patients go through few steps to get into the appropriate level of treatment using less time (Pavillion, 2019). This process may take about 40 minutes where the staff will begin a general assessment process to evaluate an individual’s medical condition that is further reviewed by the clinical staff against the facility’s criteria for admission. Clients also go through a personal tour of the facility and an explanation of the facility’s treatment programs (Pavillion, 2019). There is no fixed time for a client’s stay. However, the standard stay time is six weeks while some clients may extent up to three months. During the admission process, one is required to bring $300 in cash that is used to provide candy, gum, and other personal items (Pavilliion, 2019). However, insurance providers pay for treatment charges based on different programs that do not cover medications. The facility ensures continuing care by working closely with family members and providing lifelong tools and resources that are important in maintaining sustained recovery from any addiction or mental condition (Pavilliion, 2019). ConclusionDue to a high rise of adolescents with co-occurring disorders, establishing healthcare facilities that specialize in this area will positively contribute to address mental conditions (Dom & Moggi, 2015). Treating co-occurring disorders is a complex process that requires proper diagnosis to prevent some of the negative effects associated with co-occurring disorders such as depression, personality disorder, trauma, bipolar disorder, or alcohol addiction among others (Dom & Moggi, 2015). The Pavillion Treatment Center has played a key role in serving the close population as majority of clients provide a positive feedback having achieved their treatment goals. This achievement is attributed to adequate structures and resources in the facility that include well trained healthcare professionals who effectively use the DSM to ensure proper diagnosis as well as the achievement of treatment goals (Dom & Moggi, 2015). ReferencesDom, G., & Moggi, F. (2015). Co-occurring addictive and psychiatric disorders: A practice-based handbook from a European perspective. Heidelberg: Springer.Pavillion. (2019). A Center for the Treatment of Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions. About. (2019). 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