Adult Services

Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT)

ACTT is a service provided by an interdisciplinary team that ensures service availability 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and is prepared to carry out a full range of treatment functions wherever and whenever needed. 

Community Support Team

The Community Support Team (CST) is a service for individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders that might need more than office-based services. CST services are provided by a team that combines therapeutic interventions, skill development, and case management in a setting that best fits the individual’s specific needs in order to achieve their goals. CST assists individuals in all areas of functioning to help decrease crisis episodes, reduce hospitalizations and/or incarcerations, obtain stable housing, connect with educational or vocational opportunities, increase independence, improve social skills and learn coping strategies for symptom reduction/management. CST encourages individuals to discover their strengths, to utilize community resources, and promote self-advocacy for their rehabilitative and recovery goals.

Early Recovery Team

The Early Recovery Team (ERT) is a grant-funded community-based team that specializes in working with individuals in the early stages of addiction recovery, regardless of insurance benefits.  The team helps individuals in Haywood and Jackson Counties struggling with addiction become engaged in services in which they may have been hesitant to engage.  ERT is staffed by both Clinicians, QP’s and Peers.  Peer Support staff serve to enhance the development of natural supports, as well as coping and self-management skills; and may provide supportive services to assist an individual in community re-entry following hospitalization or incarceration.  Staff will use evidence-based practices including enhancing motivation, relapse prevention planning, developing safe coping skills, and changing destructive thought patterns.  ERT accepts referrals from many sources, including jail, hospitals, DSS, and other community agencies. 

Integrated Care

A Kate B. Reynolds grant-funded service designed to promote the full integration of primary care and psychiatry for a select group of Meridian service recipients.

Jail Program

A specialized substance abuse treatment service that is provided in the Haywood County and Jackson County Detention Centers. 

Transylvania County Jail Diversion Program: 

The goal of this program is to reduce the number of people with mental health and substance use disorder challenges in the county jail.  This is achieved by diverting them to treatment when charges are likely related to symptoms of their disorders, and where offenses are for misdemeanors, and incarceration does not serve the individual or the public interest.  A full time clinician and Peer Support Specialist work in partnership with staff at the Transylvania County Jail and other partners along the Criminal Justice continuum, with the goals of reducing the number of individuals with mental health disorders who are arrested, decreasing the length of incarceration, connecting these individuals with treatment providers, and reducing rates of recidivism.  Diversion can occur at various points along the criminal justice continuum, from diversion in the field prior to arrest, up to and including working with the Probation Office to support individuals once they are released from jail, and help them connect with local resources such as treatment, housing, and employment.

Psychiatric Services

Initial psychiatric evaluations and on-going medication management services. 

Offender Services

Community safety, victim safety, risk management and the prevention of interpersonal violence and abuse are the ultimate goals of Meridian Behavioral Health’s Offender Services Program. 

Peers Assisting in Community Engagement (PACE)

Peer Support Services that are provided in the community.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program (PSR)

PSR is a day service designed for adults with psychiatric disabilities.

Recovery Education Centers (REC)

RECs provide a supportive and empowering environment that facilitates wellness and skill-building through an educational model. 

Suboxone Clinic

Offers medication-assisted (Suboxone) treatment for opiod dependence in combination with education, counseling and other support services that focus on the behavioral aspects of opoid addiction.

Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP)

SAIOP consists of structured individual and group addiction treatment activities and services designed to assist adult and adolescent consumers to begin recovery and learn skills for recovery maintenance.

Supported Employment

A community-based program designed to help those with mental health or substance abuse challenges “find, get, and keep” competitive employment.

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