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Independent Living

A living situation in which there is no supervision and resident lives independently.

Inpatient and Non-Hospital D&A Detoxification

Treatment services provided in a licensed community residential program or a hospital, following a detoxification process where a full range of treatment and supportive services are provided for the addicted person in acute distress.

Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization

Evaluation and treatment services provided in a licensed psychiatric unit of a community hospital or a community psychiatric hospital that is not part of a medical hospital. Services are provided to persons with acute illness where safety for self or others is an issue. Psychiatrists, nurses and social services staff provide the required treatment services. Persons may be involuntarily committed for evaluation and treatment.


A gathering of information from you when you first start with a treatment provider, to help determine future treatment options and/ or services.

Intellectual Disability

The currently preferred term for the disability historically referred to as mental retardation. Intellectual Disabilities are characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills. This disability originates before the age of 18.

Intensive Case Management

An organized system of coordinated activities developed and administered by the SCA to ensure client continuity of service, efficient and effective. Utilization of available resources, and appropriateness of service to meet the needs of each client.

Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded

A facility which can be operated by the State or privately and is licensed by the Department of Health. Most ICFs/MR are large facilities serving 40-400 individuals, however, there are also some ICF/MR that are homes of 4-8 people in the community.


The process of precipitating a change-eliciting crisis in the life of a person experiencing a substance use disorder by conveying the consequences of his or her behavior on family, friends and co-workers.

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