Sharing knowledge: Improving care for youth with substance use and co-occurring disorders

Date: 10/2019

HSRI is conducting the evaluation for New Hampshire’s State Youth Treatment Implementation grant from SAMHSA. Nilufer Isvan, co-director of our Behavioral Health team and the project director for this evaluation project, accompanied a New Hampshire team to Texas last week to learn about local improvements in care for youth with substance use and co-occurring disorders and to meet with the Texas evaluation team. Texas is a grantee of the same SAMHSA program but was funded earlier and is further along in their implementation compared to New Hampshire.

As part of the trip, the team visited a community-based youth recovery center to experience a peer support model developed in Texas. They also visited a residential treatment facility for youth, a recovery high school, and a student recovery alliance on a university campus. The photo below is from their visit to Archway Academy, a sober high school featured in the documentary “Generation Found.”

Nilufer Isvan with the NH and Texas teams in the outdoor courtyard of Archway Academy.

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