Needs assessments and other research have shown that not all state Medicaid programs offer the full continuum of services needed by individuals with a SUD. This CE course provides information about the preventive, treatment, and recovery services and the levels of care comprising the continuum of SUD care. An overview of nationally developed guidelines for SUD treatment criteria, including provider and service standards for each level of care is also provided.
Individuals with behavioral health issues are over-represented in jails and prisons across the United States. Most of these individuals return to their communities, families, and social networks and subsequently require community-based behavioral and physical health care services. This CE course explores the principles that provide a foundation for realizing a quality, community-based behavioral health treatment system that is responsive to all individuals with mental and substance use disorders and skilled in serving those with histories of justice involvement.