Did you know?! The Center for Evidence-Based Practices provides technical assistance (consulting, training & fidelity evaluation) to behavioral healthcare organizations in Ohio and other states that are providing Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) services, plan to implement Integrated Treatment, and wish to combine these services with Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), the evidence-based practice for people with severe mental illness. The Center has provided technical assistance for IDDT and integrated ACT-IDDT in Ohio and 29 other states and 5 countries. The Center also develops and disseminates free educational resources and tools that support and promote the implementation of IDDT by translating knowledge from research to practices—from the university to the community. The Center also helps organizations increase their Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment and Addiction Treatment (DDCMHT & DDCAT) with consulting and training.
The Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) model is an evidence-based practice that improves quality of life for people with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders by combining substance abuse services with mental health services. It helps people address both disorders at the same time—in the same service organization by the same team of treatment providers. IDDT emphasizes that individuals achieve big changes like sobriety, symptom management, and an increase in independent living through a series of small, overlapping, incremental changes that occur over time. Therefore, IDDT takes a stages-of-change approach to treatment, which is individualized to address the unique circumstances of each person’s life.