Innovations in Treatment: Addiction Providers Working with Integrated Primary Care Services
On April 16, 2012, the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions convened a meeting of substance abuse providers that have integrated primary care services. The meeting aimed to gain insights and perspectives from addiction treatment programs, and their primary care partners, experienced in integrating primary care services. This document is structured around the aspects of the organizations’ integrated services, including events that precipitated their integration efforts, common and significant challenges, and lessons learned, with additional information to help other substance abuse providers integrate service delivery with primary care. It also aims to inform other specialty substance abuse treatment providers interested in integrating primary care.