Change in Dual Diagnosis Capability
The DDCMHT measures a mental health treatment program’s co-occurring capability in seven domains rated on a continuum from Mental Health 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: Change in Dual Diagnosis Capability
States Utilizing the DDCMHT
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 DDCMHT Toolkit
The Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment (DDCMHT) 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 DDCMHT examines seven areas: program structure, program milieu, assessment, treatment, continuity of care, staffing and training. Programs are ranked along a continuum from Mental Health 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 DDCMHT right for me?
Two co-occurring capability measures described on this site: the Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment (DDCMHT) Index and the Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT) Index. If your program has a long history of providing mental health treatment services, the DDCMHT site will provide the best guidance for increasing the co-occurring capability of your program. If your program has a history of providing addiction treatment services, see the DDCAT site.