Change in Dual Diagnosis Capability
The DDCAT measures an addiction treatment program’s co-occurring capability in seven domains that are rated on a continuum from Addiction Only Services to Dual Diagnosis Capable to Dual Diagnosis Enhanced. The measure can be used to plan for and track improvement over time.Learn More About: Change in Dual Diagnosis Capability
Levels of Program Capacity for Co-Occurring Disorders
Individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders respond to integrated treatment that addresses both problems at once. Programs can increase their ability to welcome consumers with co-occurring disorders and provide effective screening, assessment, and treatment.Learn More About: Levels of Program Capacity for Co-Occurring Disorders
States Utilizing the DDCAT
Treatment providers, policymakers and researchers in over 30 States are using the Dual Diagnosis Capability measures to improve care for individuals with co-occurring disorders. The DDCAT and DDCMHT Toolkits provides practical steps for program change and offers benchmarks to measure progress.Learn More About: States Utilizing the DDCAT
About the DDCAT Toolkit
The Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT) Index is a program-level assessment used to inform addiction treatment agencies and others about a program’s ability to provide co-occurring services. The DDCAT examines seven areas: program structure, program milieu, assessment, treatment, continuity of care, staffing and training. Programs are ranked along a continuum from Addiction Only Services, Dual Diagnosis Capable, and Dual Diagnosis Enhanced. This measure is being used in over 30 states to improve services for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
Is the DDCAT right for me?
Two co-occurring capability measures described on this site: the Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT) Index and the Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment (DDCMHT) Index. If your program has a long history of providing addiction treatment services, the DDCAT site will provide the best guidance for increasing the co-occurring capability of your program. If your program has a history of providing mental health treatment services, see the DDCMHT site.