Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT)
As an evidence based practice, IDDT aims to improve the quality of life for persons diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder (dual) disorder by integrating substance abuse and mental health services. IDDT provides community mental health and/or substance abuse services to adult mentally ill persons who have a significant vulnerability, abuse, or dependency on alcohol or other substances and need intervention to initiate recovery. Evidenced-based practice indicates that a co-occurring treatment approach will reduce risk of psychiatric hospitalizations and improve the individual’s quality of life.
To be eligible for admission a person must meet the same criteria as the General Outpatient program and have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. (See General Outpatient Services)
IDDT services are provided through evidenced-based treatment modalities. Services include individual and group counseling, family intervention, health services, case management, psychiatric evaluation, and community resource linkage. The IDDT team includes Master’s level therapists, case management, nursing, and psychiatric staff and is closely linked with the Outpatient Program. Individuals can move between programs in a seamless manner depending on the presenting problems and the identified stage of change.