Sequential Parallel and Integrated Treatment Models

There are three major models in which dually diagnosed patients are treated sequential, parallel, and integrated treatment. Each is discussed below. In sequential treatment, the more acute condition is treated first, followed by the less acute co-occurring disorder. The same staff may treat both disorders, or the less acute disorder may be treated after transfer to a different program or facility. For example, a manic patient with a cocaine use disorder needs mood stabilization before...