Research Associate Choices Coordinated Care Solutions, Inc. Indianapolis, Indiana
Findings of a recent study to evaluate the system of care (SOC) approach (specifically the CERT model) to combat a substance abuse problem in a rural community can be used as guidance when developing a community response to substance use in any rural setting. Based on data analysis of stakeholder interviews, seven themes were identified, including systems of care, key resources, risk factors, protective factors, barriers, outreach and peer support. The study highlighted essential areas to consider when developing and implementing a substance abuse response using a SOC approach.
Define a SOC approach in treating opioid abuse.
Define areas to consider when developing a community-based response to substance use treatment.
Analyze the benefits of a SOC approach to substance treatment for potential use in your communities.