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Webinar: Recidivism Reduction, Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders: What Does the Evidence and Practice Tell Us?

Treating substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders and matching treatment to the target population is essential for improving individual outcomes and public safety. In this National Reentry Resource Center webinar, held on September 8, 2011, the presenters — Dr. Roger H. Peters, Professor, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida and Dr. Fred Osher, Director of Health Systems and Services Policy, Council of State Governments Justice Center— discuss best practices in effective treatment for people whose co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders range in severity. They first focus on the importance of screening and assessment and then cover evidence-based treatment practices that help to reduce recidivism for people with co-occurring disorders.