This book is dedicated to the millions of people who have struggled and continue to struggle with Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Disorders. Your courage and strength in pushing ahead toward health, even in spite of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, is….continue reading

To My Loyal Readers

Thank you for purchasing this 2020 version of THE BASICS, Second Edition. It’s amazing how well the content has stood the test of time….continue reading



Consistency is essential in any profession – most especially in the treatment of chronic disorders. Areas where consistency is crucial include program development, staff training, psychoeducational material…continue reading

From Rhonda McKillip

There are heroes who walk among us everywhere – from along the street to each dwelling (ranging from handmade shelters under bridges to houses) – and to every profession. I have had the honor and privilege of….continue reading

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“The availability of this manual is of great value in promoting integrated treatment programming in both mental health and addiction treatment settings. I am delighted to be able to recommend this work for clinicians in both fields.” …. Excerpt from the Foreword by Kenneth Minkoff, MD for THE BASICS, Second Edition – 2020 Printing.

Dr. Minkoff is internationally recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on integrated treatment for individuals with complex (co-occurring) needs, including mental health and substance use conditions.

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Christie Cline, MD, MBA (founder and President of ZiaPartners, Inc) and Kenneth Minkoff, MD. are the leading experts on the implementation of the Comprehensive Continuous Integrated Systems of Care Model (CCISC) which is an evidence-based model (Minkoff & Cline, 2004, 2005) identified by SAMHSA as a “best practice” for system design.

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