is needed for recovery?
With integrated services, one clinician or treatment
team provides services for both mental illness and substance
use at the same time. There should be one treatment plan addressing
both substance abuse and mental health needs.
services do not require services to be provided by a single program;
services may be offered by different programs and/or clinicians
at different locations. It is important that one clinician closely
coordinate all aspects of treatment to prevent confusion.
goal of a clinician or treatment team is to ensure that the client
receives all services necessary for their recovery.
is this important?
Integrated services are important because people with co-occurring
disorders (COD) have a much better chance of recovery from
both disorders when they receive combined or integrated mental
health and substance abuse treatment from the same clinician
or treatment team.
Collaboration among providers is essential to coordinate care
as clients with COD take steps towards recovery.
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