We present a meta-analysis on the use of integrated primary and behavioral health care compared to treatment-as-usual approaches for adult patients in primary care with substance use. Effects of IPBH were low to negligible, with the exception of when patients were diagnosed with chronic health problems. Though preliminary, IPBH appeared to have a negligible effect in treating substance use when compared to other treatments in primary care settings.
Counselors will understand the efficacy of integrated primary and behavioral healthcare compared to treatment-as-usual approaches.
Counselors will be able to make appropriate recommendations for clients who require both medical intervention and treatment for substance use problems/disorders.
Counselors will have an understanding of the role of integrated primary and behavioral healthcare in treating clients with substance use problems/disorders.