Millions of Americans experience co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Integrated treatment for these disorders is now a priority for Maryland and most of the United States.
The Evidence-Based Practice Center is here to transfer knowledge, philosophies, skills, and technology to aid in delivering the best treatment possible to Maryland residents with both mental health and substance use disorders.
Our trainings are designed to help helping professionals gain the knowledge, philosophies, and skills needed to work with people who have both mental health and substance use disorders. Trainings include:
According to recent statistics from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA, 2021):
Integrated and individualized services can lead to better outcomes, as described on the SAMHSA website:
Behavioral health research has consistently demonstrated that a person’s relationship with their treatment provider increases their chances for recovery. In the past, it was commonly believed that people needed to be confronted in treatment before they could find recovery. We now know that compassion, empathy, and warmth are the critical ingredients in the therapeutic relationship.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2021). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. PEP21-07-01-003, NSDUCH Series H-56). Rockville, MD: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/data/
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2022 June 27). Co-occurring disorders. Retrieved August 4, 2022 from https://www.samhsa.gov/co-occurring-disorders