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SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Co-Occurring Homelessness Activities Branch

Author(s): Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Teaser: A brief overview of strategies for building awareness, screening, and responding to co-occurring disorders in a range of service settings.
Link: http://www.samhsa.gov/co-occurring/topics/healthcare-integration/SpecialSettings(OP5).pdf | PDF - 492Kb

Settings outside the substance abuse and mental health systems, or settings where service missions do not include a primary focus on COD, are the focus of this overview paper. Primary health, public safety and criminal justice, and social service settings, where persons with COD are likely to be seen, are highlighted. These settings should be prepared to identify and effectively respond to persons with COD. The use of specialized techniques appropriate to these settings can increase the likelihood that the person with COD will access needed treatment.

Date retrieved: 1/20/2011
Year published: 2006
Resource type: PDF