Services are responsive to individual strengths, needs, and goals.
The organization provides, directly or by formal arrangement:
Interpretation: The organization should establish and maintain relationships with other providers in the community. Formal arrangements include service agreements and formal referral arrangements.
Service recipients, and adults with whom they live, are oriented and educated about:
Interpretation: Counseling addresses the importance of treatment adherence and honesty and communication with the provider.
Multiple models of care are used during different phases of the treatment process to meet the individual needs of service recipients, families, and significant others.
Interpretation: The organization may organize treatment in a group format based on the characteristics of a particular population, for example, by gender, age, sexual orientation, and racial, ethnic, and cultural background.
The organization links individuals to peer support and self-help services when available.
Interpretation: Sometimes self-help services, such as 12-Step programs are unfamiliar with opioid addiction treatment. The organization can establish their own program or make efforts to identify groups that are familiar with and accepting of individuals receiving opioid treatment.
Individuals diagnosed as having co-occurring health, mental health, and substance use conditions receive integrated treatment directly or through active involvement with a cooperating service provider.
Interpretation: It is critical for providers to have an understanding of both the substance use and co-occurring disorder. If that level of expertise is unavailable, the organization should arrange for appropriate care elsewhere and facilitate the coordination of treatment and any other medications prescribed.
Note: Organizations that treat substance use conditions are expected to have core capability to address co-occurring mental health conditions. An organization that has a specialized outpatient co-occurring disorder treatment program must also complete Outpatient Mental Health Services, recognizing that the mental health standards may need to be adapted for specialized core services provided within the context of services for substance use conditions.
The organization coordinates with the criminal justice system to advocate for continuous treatment for individuals who are incarcerated, or on probation or parole.
NA The organization does not serve any individual involved in the criminal justice system.
The organization provides, or makes referrals for, relapse prevention services including counseling, support, and education for individuals who want to discontinue opioid treatment.