Provided by The Institute for Research, Education, and Training in Addictions (IRETA). A research-to-practice toolkit is avail¬able online for practitioners seeking information about treatment for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. It addresses a range of issues specific to co-occurring disorders, including medication and twelve-step recovery, assessing a program’s co-occurring capability, and treating co-occurring addiction and less severe mental illness. Informa¬tion is divided into sections for three audiences – clients, counselors, and organizations.
This Center addresses the population of justice involved individuals with co-occurring disorders on a state and community level with an emphasis on implementing evidence-based programs in the justice system.
The OMHSAS Mission and Vision is that every individual served by the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service system will have the opportunity for growth, recovery and inclusion in their community, have access to culturally competent services and supports of their choice, and enjoy a quality of life that includes family members and friends.
This Technical Assistance Center at the University of South Florida assists counties with grant preparation and evaluation, projects the impact of proposed interventions and serves as an information clearinghouse for counties and State interagency work groups.