New & Interactive Online: Co-Occurring Disorders & Homelessness
SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) recently launched a Web site—http://chab.samhsa.gov—to help grantees, health professionals, and the public address problems of homelessness and co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.
The site features an online library of tools designed to improve the effectiveness of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs operated by CSAT’s Co-Occurring and Homeless Activities Branch (CHAB).
The CHAB Web site provides a platform for creating an interactive community of providers, consumers, policymakers, researchers, and public agencies at Federal, state, and local levels.
The Web site also provides users with the opportunity to read interviews with experts, engage in social networking, exchange information about effective approaches to common problems, and learn about upcoming events.
The CHAB site integrates Web 2.0 functions that encourage information sharing. The new site is a component of SAMHSA’s Homelessness Resource Center.