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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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  • In My Own Words: Kerri

    I have gradually started to think about my circumstances and myself in a better light. Now life has meaning for me. I am eager to wake up in the morning. I no longer feel imprisoned by the past.

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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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  • Justin J. Trevino, MD, is assistant chief clinical officer at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare, a State of Ohio regional psychiatric hospital in Columbus.
  • Addiction Psychiatrist Justin Trevino Integrates Treatment for Mental Illness, Substance Abuse

    OhioMHAS Logo Justin J. Trevino, MD, is assistant chief clinical officer at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare, a regional psychiatric hospital in Columbus, Ohio, operated by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). He is board certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry and integrates treatment for both substance abuse and mental illness (SAMI). He is known for promoting and supporting the implementation of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice.

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  • Job Board Supports Team Building, Promotes Best Practices for SMI, Addiction, Health Homes

    Our new Job Board is a recruitment tool for healthcare and behavioral healthcare organizations that receive consultation services from our Center. It is also a job-search and career-advancement tool for professionals who are committed to providing innovative, integrated, and person-centered care to people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and other co-occurring health conditions. Visit the Resources section of our website:

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