Integrated Dual Diagnosis (IDDT) Program
Behavioral Health has implemented a new Innovation program titled Integrated Dual Diagnosis Project. The plan is to develop and support up to six peer-run weekly support groups that provide strong peer support to adults suffering with substance abuse and mental illness and live in isolated communities of Calaveras County such as West Point, Railroad Flat, Arnold, Mountain Ranch, Vallecito, Copperopolis and Valley Springs.
Another important component to this project that will support our self-help model will be to integrate mental health and substance abuse services through the development and implementation of integrated clinical treatment processes. An IDDT Team has been formed to provide assessment, treatment, case management services and peer-support for adults with co-occurring serious mental illness and substance abuse/dependence. This multidisciplinary team consists of a mental health clinician, the lead case manager, a substance abuse counselor, and peer specialist staff - working closely and consulting with the psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse.