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 email@example.com. Should space become available, we will contact individuals on the waiting list.***
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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.