It Happens, We Understand: Substance Abuse & Mental Illness 

Developed by Paul M. Kubek & Scott Gerhard
This poster is designed as a handout for service organizations to inform people in their communities about the availability and advantages of  Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice for people with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders. The poster translates professional jargon into common, everyday language that is accessible to diverse audiences. It emphasizes that people will not be kicked out of treatment because of their mental illness or their substance use or abuse. It assures them that service providers will help them address symptoms of both disorders at the same time.
Leave this poster in the waiting room of your building or in your office. Use it as an educational tool to facilitate conversations about the importance of integrated treatment with consumers, family members, and community stakeholders. 
Download the 8.5x11” mini poster.