Understanding Approaches to Substance Use Treatment and Integration

An Education Event of the Greater Houston Behavioral Health Affordable Care Act Initiative

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston, 303 Jackson Hill, Houston, TX 77008

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


***This event is full.  To be added to a waiting list to attend the event, please e-mail Yvonne Mendoza at ymendoza@mhahouston.org.  Should space become available, we will contact individuals on the waiting list.***


8:30       Registration

9:00       Welcome and Introductions

9:10       General Session – Presentations on Substance Use Disorders, Treatment, and Integration

The general session is open to the community.  Attendance is limited, so please register by Thursday, March 27.



Mary Beck, Chief Operations Officer, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston

Cathy Crouch, Executive Vice President, SEARCH Homeless Services

Andrea Washington, SUD and Integrated Care Coordinator, The Montrose Center

Nadine Scamp, Chief Executive Officer, Santa Maria Hostel, Inc.

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston Therapist(s)


Topics to be covered will include the following:

Understanding Substance Use Disorders Terminology, signs and symptoms, etc.

Spectrum of Substance Use Disorder Services – Prevention, harm reduction, assessment and referral, SBIRT (screnning, brief intervention, and referral to treatment), detoxification, treatment approaches

Substance Use Disorder Services for Specific Populations Individuals with co-occurring disorders, women/mothers, etc.

Integrating Substance Use Services with Mental Health and Primary Care Services – Substance use services in other settings; other services in substance use treatment settings   


11:00    Adjournment of Formal General Session



11:15    Informal Session for NBHP Member Agencies and Primary Care Clinics Participating in BHACA

This informal workshop session is limited to staff from NBHP member agencies and primary care clinics participating in BHACA.  Participants will have the opportunity to dialogue with representatives from substance use provider agencies about potential partnership opportunities to integrate substance use services with mental health and/or primary care services.  The goal for this session is to identify, begin to explore, and make plans for next steps to pursue such partnership opportunities.



Attendance is limited.  Please register by Thursday, March 27.  Please contact Yvonne Mendoza at ymendoza@mhahouston.org with any questions.

Organizer The Greater Houston Behavioral Health Affordable Care Act Initiative

The Greater Houston Behavioral Health Affordable Care Act Initiative (BHACA) is a collaborative endeavor of the Network of Behavioral Health Providers and Mental Health America of Greater Houston.


Wed, April 2, 2014
9 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0600) US/Central

Event has ended


The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston
303 Jackson Hill
Houston, TX 77008
United States