Prevention and Early Intervention for Substance Use and Mental Disorders: What's Working, What's Needed?
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Preventing substance use and mental disorders is critical and early intervention and treatment is essential to avoid devastating impact and reduce the high cost to society. What really works in prevention and early intervention? How can prevention and early intervention strategies and services be coordinated more effectively with treatment and recovery services? What role does prevention and early intervention play in a recovery-oriented system of care? What happens when someone is identified with a substance use or mental disorder? What should happen to ensure people are able to access the help they need? How can schools, health and justice systems, and other institutions in our society be more actively engaged in the practice of prevention and early intervention? This show will address these pressing issues, focusing on creating communities where individuals, families, schools, workplaces, and communities take action to promote behavioral health.
Ivette Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).