Substance Use Programs

Substance use disorders occur when recurring use of alcohol and/or drugs, including tobacco, cause significant impairment such as health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home. The coexistence of both a mental health and a substance use disorder is referred to as co-occurring disorders. BH WELL’s mission is to promote behavioral health and wellness among individuals facing behavioral health challenges, including substance use disorders.

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. This program offers creative ways to learn about and practice using the SBIRT Technique.

Why address tobacco use among people living with behavioral health challenges?  Tobacco use persists as an addictive behavior affecting people living with mental illnesses, substance use disorders, and other addictions. Our tailored tobacco treatment program provides educational materials, manuals, a treatment program, and a treatment finder tool to aid health providers caring for individuals living with behavioral health challenges who want to quit using tobacco.