Crossroads – Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis services at Portage Path are designed to help those experiencing mental illness and substance addiction take control of their recovery and return more quickly to their best possible life, with fewer relapses. In addition to individual counseling and group therapy, the following evidence-based programs are the foundation of Portage Path’s innovative Dual Diagnosis Capabilities. Roughly 50 to 70% of our clients (5,000 to 7,000 people annually) have dual diagnoses, and could benefit from Portage Path’s Dual Diagnosis Programs.

Portage Path’s Dual Diagnosis Programs are available to Summit County residents regardless of their ability to pay.

Bridges is a custom-designed program for dual diagnosis clients. By combining care for both issues into one treatment plan, Bridges helps clients make faster progress and avoid relapses. Clients learn positive coping mechanisms, skills that allow them to make positive lifestyle changes, and communication skills to help them fix broken relationships. Portage Path has dually licensed mental health and chemical dependency professionals working on our treatment teams to provide an optimized program of care.

Crossroads is currently operating as a day treatment program, and is moving towards its ultimate destination as an Intensive Outpatient Treatment program for people who need an extra level of care above simple outpatient treatment, but not severe enough to require hospitalization. Crossroads provides a safe, structured environment where individuals can build essential life and problem-solving skills and improve treatment readiness. Using a dynamic goal-oriented approach, Crossroads facilitates skill-building and aids the healing process. In addition, Bridges helps develop self-reliance, problem-solving skills, and a sense of hope about the future. Upon completion of the program, clients are referred to aftercare programs customized to meet their needs.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
MAT for opioid addiction allows clients to regain a normal state of mind more quickly, allowing them to avoid withdrawal symptoms and start on the path to recovery through education, counseling and other treatments that focus on the behavioral aspects of addiction. Induction for MAT is closely supervised by medical personnel and ongoing medication is set and monitored based on medical criteria.


Watch the video below to learn more about the Crossroads program.