Implementing IDDT: A step-by-step guide to stages of organizational change

Developed by Ric Kruszynski, Paul M. Kubek, Patrick E. Boyle, and Lenore A. Kola
This 40-page booklet is a practical guide for implementing and sustaining Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice. It is designed to guide service organizations and service systems through incremental stages of implementation. The booklet is organized in five sections/stages with descriptions of 8 to 12 practical action steps in each.
The processes described in this document may also be applied to the implementation of other evidence-based practice. This booklet is based upon published research and the practice experiences of consultants, trainers, and evaluators at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University and its Ohio SAMI Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE) initiative. Use this booklet as a road map for systems and program innovation:

  • Understand and guide the implementation process
  • Facilitate communication and consensus among all stakeholders
  • Track your progress
  • Achieve realistic goals

This publication is designed for those who are interested in improving the outcomes of services for people with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders, including the following:

  • Administrators in service organizations
  • Policymakers (e.g., national, state, regional, and county government; charitable foundations)
  • Service providers
  • Community stakeholders
  • Advocates (e.g., advocacy organizations, consumers, family members)
  • Consultants/providers of technical assistance for organizational change, systems change, and clinical change

This booklet is sometimes referred to as the "implementation guide" or the "step-by-step guide."
We have also developed a mini poster (8.5x11”) designed as a checklist. It is arranged in five sections/stages with 8 to 12 practical action steps (check boxes) in each. Use this tool to guide and track your progress. Achieve realistic, incremental goals over time.
Download the 40-page booklet.
Download the 8.5x11” mini poster.