Meridian’s Co-Occurring Treatment Program is an outpatient program designed to help adults who are dealing with substance use and mental health issues at the same time. We have counselors on staff with specialized degrees and training that allow us to address both problem areas simultaneously.
Formerly known as the SAMI (Substance Abuse and Mental Illness) Program, our program uses integrated treatment methods to help people in recovery for co-occurring disorders in one setting at the same time. Treatment services combine medical, counseling, education and social intervention to address the needs of clients and their family members. Free consultations are available for individuals and/or families.
Case Management and Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) Services
Co-Occurring Treatment case management and CPST services assist the client in several aspects of life, including helping with financial management, housing, family and access to community resources. The services focus on individuals’ ability to succeed in the community.
The Meridian team provides integrated substance use and mental health counseling (both individual and group). Focusing upon both at the same time increases the likelihood of stabilization and dual recovery. The team evaluates the individual’s readiness for change and utilizes stage-wise treatment* for both individual and group services.
The Co-Occurring Team includes a psychiatrist to provide psychiatric services for any client in need of this service. Meridian’s team also includes a doctor with specialization in addiction medicine.
Assertive Outreach is a component of the Co-Occurring Program provided to those in need of this service. Clients are given practical assistance with daily living skills and needs through the program. This helps keep them engaged in relationships with service providers, family members, friends and other support persons. The goal is to enhance trust and build a working alliance with others.
*Stage-wise Treatment is a key component of the integrated treatment program. It recognizes that people go through different stages on their way to recovery, and that each person progresses at his or her own rate.
550 W. Chalmers Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio 44511
Phone: (330) 746-6452
Fax: (330) 746-3476
How long is the program?
The Co-Occurring Program offers time-unlimited services, as people may experience periods of recovery and relapse throughout their lives. The time-unlimited services allow for ongoing stability for both disorders.
How often do I need to see you?
The frequency and types of services are based upon your individual needs. Your needs will be evaluated and discussed with you throughout your treatment involvement.
Do I need to do drug screens?
Drug screens are considered a treatment tool and are used during the course of treatment.
Can you help me get financial and/or medical assistance?
Your case manager can assist you in accessing the community resources you may need in gaining assistance.
How are my services paid for?
The Co-Occurring Program has providers who are covered on various insurance panels/payer sources (e.g., private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare). The program also has the ability to bill Mahoning County board funds for Mahoning County residents without a payer source.
How do I get medicine?
You may get your medication(s) at the pharmacy and pay with insurance/medical coverage or self-pay. Your case manager may assist you in accessing available resources if you have no coverage and no ability to purchase your agency-prescribed medications.