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Substance Use Disorder Treatment 

Jennifer Simmon-Means, Clinical Supervisor 
Integrated Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorder Treatment
216-283-4400 Ext. 2241
David Brown
Executive Vice President & COO
216-283-4400 Ext. 2495

Sustance Use Disorder Treatment- Case Management 

Consistent with SAMHSA's treatment Improvement protocol, MTHSS' Case Management and substance use and substance use disorder treatment are somethimes viewed as separate and distinct aspects of the treatment continuum, yet they are complementary and often thoroughly blended.  


  • Reducing Risk of Relaps( return to substance use)
  • Improving Follow up and Utilization of Supportive Services 
  • Maintaining Coping and Daily Functioning 

Substance use Disorder Treatment-Outpatient Treatment and Intensive OPT-Integrated SUD/MH for Adult 

Outpatient Treatment  and Intensive Outpatient Treatment focus on individuals with co-occurring disorders at every level of care.  Some cl9ients have serious and persisent mental illness and other have relatively stable disorder s of mild to moderate severity.  The services utilizes procedures for screening, assessing, enrolling clients and referring clients to external services.


  • Prevention Relaps (return to substance use)
  • Preventing Crises 
  • Maintaining Engagement in Treatment


Substance Use Disorder Treatment -Crisis Intervention 

Crisis Intervention focuses on immediate relief and assisting the client to cope with severe physical, emotional, mental or behavioral distress that could lead to relapse (return to substance use)or other negative outcome.  Crisis Intervention is a specific and time-limited form of brief intervention which deals with situations and individuals in distress and in some cases harming themselves or those around them without full knowledge of the situation.


  • Reduce the symptoms of psychiatric illness
  • Build resilience and improve quality of life and community integration
  • Improve coping skills and strategies