Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Integrating Addiction and Mental Healthcare

Event date: 
August 22, 2013 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm EDT
National Council for Behavioral Health

Five mental health and five addiction provider organizations from around the country recently completed the National Council’s Co-Occurring Disorder Learning Community. Through a partnership with MTM Services and Hazelden, the agencies worked to improve their ability to provide effective integrated and comprehensive care for individuals with co-occurring mental illnesses and addictions. The alumni sites will share their recipes for success including challenges and lessons learned in a two-part webinar series beginning on August 22, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT.

The first webinar is tailored for mental health providers that want to how to begin integrating addiction services. David Swann from MTM Services will summarize the program and the benefit of enhancing co-occurring disorder treatment capacity from a managed care organization perspective. Tropical Texas Behavioral Health will provide lessons learned for other agencies based on their experience as a participant of the program.  

Webinar attendees will learn about:

  • How co-occurring disorder treatment capacity is essential to comprehensive behavioral healthcare
  • Keys to implementing organizational culture change
  • Opportunities for sustainability
  • Key staffing necessities and training for successful transitions.

The second webinar in this series, planned for the fall, will detail how addiction treatment agencies can integrate mental health services, and is schedule

To register for the webinar on August 22, please click the following link:


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