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  • In My Own Words: Dirk

    My name is Dirk. I am forty-seven years old, and I live in The Netherlands. At this moment, I live at Mentrum (a mental health care institution, part of Arkin) in Amsterdam. Herewith, I tell you my life story and, foremost, how I stopped taking drugs. I do so, because I hope that others can use my experience. My dream is to help other people with my knowledge and experience.

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  • Ohio's Heroin Epidemic Explored at City Club of Cleveland Forum, WCPN 90.3

    The City Club of Cleveland examines the heroin epidemic in Cuyahoga County and the State of Ohio, which ranks 11th in the nation for the number of opiate-related deaths. Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, program director of Addiction Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, participates in a panel discussion. Learn how the rise in prescription opiates increases heroin use in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Learn about strategies to address and reduce opiate addiction.

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  • Treatment for U.S. Veterans Addresses Both Mental Illness, Substance Abuse

    Our Center's work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Ohio was highlighted in a story by Jeb Phillips of The Columbus Dispatch. The story features Patrick Boyle, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, of our Center as well as partners from the VA system. Learn more about the use of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice, for U.S. veterans in Ohio.

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  • Ohio Invites Halfway Houses and Residential Addiction-Treatment Centers to Expand Services, Include Mental Illness

    OhioMHAS LogoThe State of Ohio is taking another important step to integrate behavioral healthcare services, this time by enhancing the capacity of halfway houses and residential addiction-treatment centers to provide treatment for people with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. The initiative kicks off in November 2013 with a series of training events for supervisors and direct service staff of residential facilities and halfway houses. The initiative is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

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  • Mark Hurst, MD, medical director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).
  • Medical Director Mark Hurst Provides Leadership in State of Ohio for Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

    OhioMHAS Logo Mark Hurst, MD, is medical director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), where he provides leadership for clinical services at all of the state's regional psychiatric hospitals and community-based organizations. Dr. Hurst is board certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry and has, throughout his career, integrated treatment for both substance abuse and mental illness as a way to maximize recovery for people with these co-occurring disorders.

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  • Center Teams Up with Veterans Affairs to Improve Mental-Health, Addiction Services for Military Veterans in Ohio

    Free PDFs of PowerPoints now available!/ Mental-health and addictions professionals in community agencies, hospitals, and Health Homes play an important role in helping veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their family members access help to manage symptoms of mental illness, substance use disorders, and brain injury. That's why the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University teamed up with VA medical centers to provide several important video-conference training events in February, March & April, 2013.

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  • Cynthia Holstein, MA, of Shawnee Mental Health Center, Inc., in Portsmouth, Ohio, answers questions about her organization's Health Home for SMI.
  • Conference 2012 Review: Over 300 from 19 States Attend 49 Workshops that Highlight EBPs, Health Homes for SMI

    Our EBP conference featured a keynote plenary about the transformation of health and human services in Ohio and 49 workshops to improve the integration, management, and delivery of services to adults and adolescents with mental illness and substance use disorders. The event took place Oct 22 & 23. Our Center also presented Champion Awards to three outstanding organizations. Certificates of attendance and CEUs have been mailed. Free PDFs of many presentations are available online.

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  • 2012 Champion Awards

    Our Center presented its 2012 Champion Awards to three organizations that have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to implementing EBPs and improving access to quality care in their communities. The organizations are Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (EBP Champion); Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County (IDDT Champion); and Cleveland Sight Center (SE/IPS Champion).

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