Co-Occurring Disorders

Highly Individualized Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

Difficulties associated with the co-existence of mental illness and substance use can often feel insurmountable. We believe that the challenges associated with co-occurring substance use disorders are best addressed through an intentional and highly individualized approach to treatment. Recovery is not a one-size-fits-all event, and the existence of a drug or alcohol dependency requires a psychiatric treatment plan that includes the right tools and resources.

Upon admission to Project Transition each person is assessed for the presence of substance use or addiction. If an individual is struggling in one of these areas, Certified Addiction Counselors will work with them to design an appropriate and personalized strategy for maintaining sobriety. We acknowledge that there are many viable pathways to recovery and therefore our members are encouraged to take ownership of their individual journeys right from the beginning. Staff members partner with participants throughout the recovery process, fostering accountability in a safe and flexible environment.


We embrace the value of 12-Step and other self-help modalities and are aware that the sponsorship relationships often formed within these environments can act as powerful tools for lifelong recovery.


Intensive in-house recovery groups are co-facilitated by both staff and residents. Each person meets one-on-one with a Certified Addictions Counselor at least once a week.

Additional Support for Relapse

Finally, we acknowledge that relapse is a common aspect of addictive disease. Project Transition utilizes random and routine urinalysis as a supportive mechanism for deterrence and to better enable early intervention when relapse occurs.

In the event of a relapse, we employ a non-punitive approach consistent with our core belief that these setbacks can act as opportunities for greater learning and strengthening of critical relationships. Recovery can and does happen!

"The family support groups and seminars are focused and helpful. We feel understood."

Diane S, sister of a PT member

"Our daughter has endured mental illness for years… we have worked with many professionals and programs. Without question, Project Transition’s help and support have been the most effective.”

John P, father of a PT member

"Project Transition means I have a second chance at a new life. PT taught me how to love and believe in myself. It also taught me to forgive people in my past. I thought I would never get better but PT taught me different. They believed in me and made it easier to trust in myself."

Michelle R

"My son has been in many programs and far too many hospitals. Project Transition is different; it is actually helping him to live a better life. The staff and members of PT care for one another... it’s a form of community that is sorely lacking elsewhere."

Wendy P, mother of a PT member

"Project Transition has taught me how to be an adult when others told me I was unfixable. PT will always be in my heart. I've been sober for 5 years and recently moved out of the program. Thank you Project Transition."

Victoria S

"I know what it is like to sell myself and a brand new pair of sneakers for drugs. I know what its like to walk around the streets with only socks on. But I no longer have to live that way. My family no longer has to worry about me. Project Transition means that I have hope and recovery. It means I have a second chance at life."


"PT I couldn't see how good you've been to me. Over the years, throughout the days, you've always been in my corner I must say. Times were bad and times were good, you helped me to lay down my hood. Now I'm shining not conniving, working it out my system what shucking and jiving. So I'm striving to be the best that I can be, for all to see, Thank you, PT..."


" Project Transition has been a life saver to me. I was mentally Ill and felt like I was in a box that I thought I could never get out of. I lost everything and could not function...but now I have confidence in myself. I needed help in all areas of my life but now have a path and a purpose. Life is worth living."

Angie A

"PT is helping me on my road to recovery. They offer support to reach my personal goals. Staff help guide me, showing me a new way to live. My life has new meaning today..... I now have goals and projects to work on. I am productive and am becoming a better mother and person."

Jennifer S

Implementation Provider: Project Transition works with States and MCO’s to implement Person-Centered Transformation Plans.

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