The National Co-Occurring Center for Excellence (COCE), launched
in 2004, is designed to support state and community-based efforts to provide
effective treatment services to people with co-occurring substance abuse and
COCE technical assistance and cross-training is targeted to states currently
receiving one of SAMHSA's State Incentive Grants for Treatment of Persons with
Co-Occurring Substance Related and Mental Disorders (COSIG) grants. These grants,
first awarded in 2003, are intended to improve states' abilities to provide integrated
treatment services to people with co-occurring disorders.
In addition, COCE services are available to all other states, cities, counties,
tribes and tribal organizations, community-based providers, educational establishments,
criminal justice-related entities, and other social and public health providers
seeking to enhance their ability to deal with individuals with co-occurring disorders.
On issues related to co-occurring disorders, COCE will provide technical assistance
and cross-training on a range of topics; convene national and regional conferences,
meetings, and workshops; conduct literature searches; and prepare analyses papers,
articles, and conference presentations to disseminate state-of-the-art information
on these issues.
A technical assistance Web site is forthcoming. For more information, contact
COCE at (301) 951-3369, or