Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)



First Advisor

Norma Noonan


Recovery from substance abuse or mental illness can be a long and difficult process. lndividuals attempting to recover from both issues face an even more complex road to healing. Research shows that treatment models, which address both illnesses simultaneously, in the same setting, have the best success. Treatment models that address both issues at once are called Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT). There are a number of IDDT models around the country and Minnesota has recently finalized its framework for IDDT certification. This paper examines the most corlmonly used components of IDDT models and will study the process of implementation done in organizations around the country. As a result of this examination and study, a plan will be created for a treatment center in Minnesota to implement Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment.


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