Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist

JADE Wellness Center is one of the few outpatient treatment facilities within Pennsylvania that has a Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist on staff who acts as our Medical Director, Dr. Shannon Allen.  JADE Wellness Center offers co-occurring capable mental health services that encompass psychiatric evaluation and medication management. This comprehensive approach is designed to address the complex needs of individuals who are dealing with both mental health and substance use issues simultaneously.

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Psychiatric Evaluations at JADE

A crucial component of JADE Wellness Center’s services is the ability to offer psychiatric evaluations. During this process, a licensed psychiatrist or mental health professional assesses the individual’s mental health condition. They take into account factors such as the individual’s medical history, past treatments and current mental health/psychiatric symptoms. This evaluation is a critical step in developing a personalized treatment plan tailored to the individual’s unique mental health needs.

Medication Management Services

After a thorough psychiatric evaluation, JADE Wellness Center provides medication management services. For those individuals who may benefit from medication as part of their mental health treatment, the center’s medical professionals oversee the prescription and continued care. Medication management is an ongoing process, which includes monitoring the individual’s response to the prescribed medications, adjusting dosages as needed, and addressing any side effects or concerns.

The co-occurring capable & mental health services at JADE Wellness Center recognize the interplay between mental health and substance use issues and strive to address them comprehensively. By combining psychiatric evaluation and medication management, the center aims to provide integrated, holistic care that supports individuals on their journey to recovery, promoting better mental health and overall well-being. This approach is essential in helping individuals regain control over their lives and achieve lasting positive outcomes.

What are co-occurring symptoms?

Co-occurring symptoms in the context of drug and alcohol addiction refer to the presence of both substance use disorders and mental health disorders in an individual. This complex condition, often referred to as dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders, presents unique challenges in the realm of addiction treatment.  

These mental health disorders can range from anxiety and depression to more severe conditions like bipolar disorder. The interplay between these two sets of symptoms can complicate the treatment process and potentially exacerbate both the addiction and the mental health issues.

Recognizing and addressing co-occurring symptoms is crucial in addiction treatment. Integrated treatment programs are designed to provide comprehensive care that addresses both the addiction and the mental health condition concurrently. This approach ensures that neither aspect of an individual’s health is neglected and helps reduce the risk of relapse.

Co-occurring symptoms are a complex but treatable condition in which substance use disorders and mental health disorders coexist. Integrated treatment programs offer a holistic approach, addressing both aspects simultaneously to help individuals achieve dual recovery and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

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All of our outpatient locations; Monroeville, Wexford and the Southside are currently offering psychiatric services to address mental health. Call today to learn more about how you can get your needed addiction services all under one roof!

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