Integrated Services in Substance Abuse Treatment: Implications for Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
The symposium will draw on research on integrated services and substance abuse treatment outcome that used four large-scale data sets: data from the National Survey of the Substance Abuse Treatment System (NSSATS), a survey administered annually to 12,519 substance Abuse treatment programs in the U.S.; data generated from publicly funded Addiction Health Services treatment programs in Los Angeles, CA in 2010-11; data from an experimental analysis of the Illinois Title IV-E Alcohol and other Drug Waiver Demonstration; and data from the National Treatment Improvement Evaluation Study (NTIES), a prospective study of comprehensive care in substance abuse treatment programs across the U.S.. All papers in the symposium will address the following three questions:
(1) What are the organizational and service factors that characterize successful service integration efforts?
(2) What specific components of service integration models have a positive impact on key substance abuse treatment outcomes?
(3) What are implications for developing integration strategies that increase accessibility and effectiveness of behavioral health defined as mental health and substance abuse services in the context of the Affordable Care Act.