prior to the onset of a disorder, these interventions are intended to prevent
or reduce the risk of developing a behavioral health problem, such as substance
(prevention): Designed to create environments and conditions that support behavioral health and the ability of
individuals to withstand challenges and reinforce the entire
These services include screening and a focus on increasing insight and
awareness regarding substance use and motivation towards behavioral change.
chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug
seeking and use, despite harmful consequences.
Treatment : These
services are for people diagnosed with a substance use or other behavioral
services are for people diagnosed with a
substance use or other behavioral health disorder. A process of change through
which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness and
quality of life.
Continuum of Care:
A comprehensive approach to behavioral health that reminds us to think more
explicitly about the relationship between prevention, intervention, treatment
and recovery. Individuals have a full range of stage-appropriate services from
which to choose.