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Integrated Treatment for Dual Disorders

July 17, 2013

Substance abuse in persons with severe mental illness (dual disorders) is a common problem for many consumers that contributes to a worse course of illness. Recent advances have shown that treatment is most effective when it integrates both mental health and substance abuse services into a cohesive package that is delivered in a manner informed by the consumer’s motivation to change and his or her level of involvement in the treatment system.