CWRU awarded $6 million to aid Ohio treatment centers in opioid crisis

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Signal Cleveland: Southeast Human Service Center is a behavioral health treatment clinic in Fargo, North Dakota. In the early 2000s, the staff was seeing more clients with both severe mental health and substance abuse issues. Many were dying. 

In 2006, they reached out to a center within Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) for help. 

The Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) is a data and research lab in CWRU’s Begun Center for Violence and Prevention Research and Education. CEBP, which evaluates effective addiction treatment programs, suggested the North Dakota clinic try a new approach: Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT).

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