Traumatic Abuse, Depression and Addictiveness

While the concept of integrated treatment is increasingly recognized as preferential over sequential and parallel models for individuals with co-occurring disorders, research and attendant documentation on integrated approaches is still in an infancy stage. Hence, providers continue to aspire to operationalize what it means to deliver practice-based integrated services. Foundations Associates, based in Nashville, Tennessee, … Read more

Success Stories

These stories have been written by consumers diagnosed with co-occurring disorders, and were published in The Dual Network Journal published by Foundations. They tell the stories of living with a dual diagnosis and the struggle to get the help they needed. Please Don’t Label Me Crazy, A Consumer’s Story My Recovery Story, A Consumer’s Story … Read more

Resource Center

If you or a loved one who is suffering from addiction and mental health disorders is experiencing a crisis situation and is in need of help, please do the following: If the consumer is in immediate danger of hurting himself/herself or others: When the person in recovery may hurt himself/herself or another person, then it … Read more

Techniques in an Integrated Residential Service Model

As substance abuse treatment professionals recognize that the majority of their clients have co-occurring disorders, they are seeking better treatment approaches to address the needs of these clients (Helzer & Pryzbeck, 1988; Regier et al, 1990; Ross, 1995). There are several barriers to implementing more effective treatment. For example, there is no one acknowledged “best” … Read more

My Recovery Story

My Recovery Story A Consumer’s Story At school the other children laughed and played during recess while I watched from the shadows. When the other children raised their hands to answer the teacher’s questions, I held my breath trying to be invisible terrified I might be called on to speak out loud. I hated school. I … Read more

Promising Treatments for Dual Diagnosis

In recent years, research supported by the National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA, 1999) has identified a variety of treatment approaches that have been found to be effective in the treatment of drug addiction. A number of those approaches are adaptable to the treatment of individuals with co-occurring disorders in a variety of settings. The … Read more

Appendixes B, C, D

Appendix B — Treatment of Patients With Dual Disorders: Sample Cost Data To provide readers with illustrative data on the costs of running programs for patients with dual disorders, the consensus panel Chair obtained data on actual costs during fiscal year 1991-1992 from three programs in urban areas. One program, on the West Coast, provided … Read more

Assessment and Treatment of Patients with Coexisting Mental Illness and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

This publication is part of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant technical assistance program. All material appearing in this volume except quoted passages from copyrighted sources is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) or the authors. Citation of the … Read more

Appendix C, Web Sites Relevant to Dual Diagnosis Disorders

Appendix C Web Sites Relevant to Dual Diagnosis Disorders American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry – Provides information on a wide range of addiction issues, including co-morbidity, research findings and technologies. Detailed information on education, research, treatment, public policy and educational materials is also provided. http://www.aaap.org/ American Council for Drug Education (ACDE), Affiliate of Phoenix House – Offers details … Read more