Providing a Continuum of Care

Improving Collaboration Among Services

About the Course:

This hour-long presentation, from SAMHSA’s Recovery Month webcast series, examines how systems of care for alcohol and drug addiction can collaborate to provide a continuum of care and comprehensive substance abuse treatment services. It discusses service coordination, case management, and treatment for co-occurring disorders.



Publication Date:

May 2009

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about providing a continuum of care for substance abuse treatment. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define recovery as it relates to substance abuse, and identify its key elements.

  2. Discuss systems of care for substance abuse treatment and how access can be improved.

  3. Identify elements of successful addiction treatment services and discuss the prevalence of co-occurring mental health disorders.

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