Six Steps to Improve Your Drug Court Outcomes for Adults with Co-Occurring Disorders
by wpengine / Friday, 05 May 2017 / Published in Uncategorized
This document contains a fact sheet titled “Six Steps to Improve Your Drug Court Outcomes for Adults with Co-Occurring Disorders” that was created by both the National Drug Court Institute and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) GAINS Center The NDCI (SAMHSA’s) GAINS Center believe that every adult drug court can achieve positive outcomes for persons with co-occurring disorders—if the court is committed to doing so. With some creativity and thoughtful planning, most persons with co-occurring disorders can successfully participate in drug courts. To effectively work with persons with mental illnesses co-occurring with substance use disorders, your court will need to understand and implement the six keys to success. Each step in this document addresses one of these keys: Step 1: Know Who Your Participants Are and What They Need; Step 2: Adapt Your Court Structure; Step 3: Expand Your Treatment Options; Step 4: Target Your Case Management and Community Supervision; Step 5: Expand Mechanisms for Collaboration; and Step 6: Educate Your Team.