Also, MIMH evaluation staff examined agreement between self-reported marijuana use on the GAIN and urine drug screen results for forty-three adolescents.
In Missouri, pressure to implement an EBA primarily resulted from DMH-ADA leaders, a few provider agencies, and consultants from MIMH. The ESSAY grant and suggestions from CSAT project officers provided an impetus to pilot a new EBA, leading the way for discussions across the state regarding changing the required assessment.
An implementation team consisted of the GCC assistant director and project coordinator; DMH-ADA division director, deputy director, director of clinical services, and training staff; and the ESSAY (MIMH) evaluation director, who led GAIN implementation at New Beginnings.
A workgroup including DMH-ADA staff, provider representatives, and the MIMH evaluation director reexamined the required assessment battery.