Co-Occurring Fact Sheet

Co-Occurring Fact Sheet

Six Steps to Improve Your Drug Court Outcomes for Adults with Co-Occurring Disorders

 

National Drug Court Institute and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) GAINS Center is pleased to announce a new Practitioner Fact Sheet title Six Steps to Improve Your Drug Court Outcomes for Adults with Co-Occurring Disorders.    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

Step 6: Educate Your Team

 

Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) GAINS Center these documents will help drug courts begin to address individuals with co-occurring disorders.

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