The Outpatient Addictions Specialist is responsible for evaluating, assessing and ensuring treatment for persons who present with substance-related problems, abuse, or dependence, with or without co-occurring mental health problems. Additionally, these same services are provided to family members or concerned persons for effects of substance misuse problems upon them. These duties include providing evaluation and treatment recommendations; referring to appropriate services; and providing education and counseling to clients, family members, and affected others. Evaluation and treatment may occur within any Division of Behavioral Health Program.
Assigned primarily to the Addiction Resource Center, but may provide coverage in Partial Hospitalization and/or Senior Mental Health programs for persons with co-occurring substance use, mental health, and geriatric issues.