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Glossary Terms

APPALACHIAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM – Name of state hospital that our area uses located in Athens, Ohio.

CHILDREN’S CLUSTER – Child serving agencies who meet regularly and make the recommendations regarding the placement of multi-problem children in treatment.

CCS – Crossroads Counseling Services, Inc.

DYS – Department of Youth Services

Dual Diagnosed:  Co-existing mental health and substance use disorders

MI/MR – Mentally Ill and Mentally Retarded – People who have developmental disabilities and also have serious emotional problems.

MI/SA – Client with both a mental illness and a substance abuse problem.

HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HMO – Health Maintenance Organization

HUD – Department of Housing and Urban Development

IOP – Intensive OutPatient

MRDD – Mentally Retarded and Developmentally Disabled (current term is DD—developmentally delayed)

MR/DD Board – The Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Board

NAMI – National Association for the Mentally Ill

NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health

OhioMHAS – The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

PROJECT DAWN – (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program.

ROSC – Recovery Oriented Systems of Care

SAMSHA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SE – Southeast, Inc.

SED – Severely Emotionally Disturbed (child).

SMD – Severely Mentally Disabled (adult)

SPMI – Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill (see SMD)

SS – Student Services

SSDI – Social Security Disability Income

SSI – Supplemental Security Income

SUD – Substance Use Disorder

TCHC – Tri-County Help Center

TVN – The Village Network


ASSESSMENT – The evaluation be a clinician to determine the nature and extent of an individual’s abuse, misuse and/or addiction to alcohol and /or other drugs.  Can include family members, legal guardians and/or significant others.

AMBULATORY DETOX – Face to face interactions with an individual who is suffering from mild to moderate symptoms of withdrawal, for the purpose of alcohol and/or other drug detoxification.  The service is supervised by a physician on an outpatient basis.

CASE MANAGEMENT– Those activities provided to assist and support individuals in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational and other services essential to meeting basic human needs, for example, transportation, financial assistance, housing, food, clothing, etc.

CRISIS INTERVENTION –Face to face interactions of a time-limited nature to a crisis or an emergency situation experienced by an individual, family member and/or significant others.

DETOXIFICATION—The process of removing the effects of alcohol or other drug from an individual.  Sub-acute detoxification refers to detoxification services provided with 24 hour medical monitoring and can be provided in a hospital or step-down unit.  Acute hospital detoxification is delivered in a hospital setting by medical and nursing professionals who provide 24 hour medically-directed assessment and withdrawal management.

DIP– Driver’s Intervention Program for individuals who have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These individuals are court ordered into the program.

GROUP COUNSELING– Time-limited, structured, face-to-face sessions with two or more individuals with similar problems that work toward the improved functioning of the consumers as stated in the consumer’s individualized treatment plan.

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING– Time-limited, structured, face-to-face sessions with an individual and/or their families/significant others that works toward the improved functioning of the consumer as stated in the consumer’s individualized treatment plan.

INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT– Structured individual and group alcohol and drug addiction activities and services that are provided at an outpatient program for three or more hours per day for at least three days per week.  This treatment modality is often referred to as partial hospitalization, partial program, night treatment program or intensives outpatient service and offers treatment services and activities usually found in a residential program

MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT)—Services of a medical professional directly related to the use of medications to provide treatment of substance use disorders.

RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT—Services by a 24 hour rehabilitation facility, where a planned program of professionally directed evaluation, care, and treatment is provided.  It can or cannot include 24 hour medical/nursing monitoring.

URINALYSIS – Laboratory testing of urine specimens to detect the presence of alcohol and/or other drugs.


COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC SUPPORTIVE TREATMENT (CPST)– Those services provided to assist a person with rehabilitative and environmental support activities which are essential to assist the individual in achieving the highest possible level of functioning or management of the symptoms of psychiatric illness and which are identified in the individual’s treatment plan. These services may include but not be limited to services necessary to meet basic human needs for food, clothing, shelter, medical care, personal safety, income and appropriate mental health care.

COMMUNITY RESIDENCE– Refers to privately owned group homes for the mentally ill in which we supplement a consumer’s monthly living expense.

CRISIS INTERVENTION–Face-to-Face or telephone response to a crisis or emergency situation experienced by an individual, significant other or community system.

GROUP COUNSELING– Face-to-Face interaction with two or more individuals with similar problems that work toward the improved functioning of the consumers as stated in the person’s individualized treatment plan.

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING–Face-to-Face interaction with a person served in which the focus is on treatment of the person’s mental illness of emotional disturbance. When the person served is a child or adolescent, the interaction may also be with family members and/or parent, guardian and significant others when the intended outcome is improved functioning of the child or adolescent as stated in the individualized treatment plan.

MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT–An intensive clinical evaluation of a person to determine their functional level, psychological state, formulation of a diagnostic impression, assessment of need, etc.

PARTIAL HOSPITALIZATION–Structured individual and group activities and services that are planned and goal-oriented and are specified in an individualized treatment plan. It is an ambulatory treatment modality that offers the diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative services ordinarily provided in an inpatient hospital unit.  These activities are provided for three or more hours per day.

PASARR– Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review For Nursing Home Facilities.  This screening activity, which is required by the state, affect individuals who are seeking admission to or residing in nursing home facilities who have a mental illness.

PEER SUPPORT- Individual or group interactions conducted by persons receiving services, persons who have received services, or their families, or significant others, for the purpose of providing emotional support and understanding, sharing experiences and ongoing support outside the formal mental health service system.

PHARMACOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT– Medical interventions including physical examination, prescription or supervision of medication, and medical interventions to address the physical health needs of the persons served.

PRE-HOSPITAL SCREENING– The assessment of a person’s need for psychiatric hospitalization in order to assure that less restrictive alternative placements are considered and used when appropriate.  This service may be provided in the person’s natural environment or any setting where the need for such an intervention occurs.