The complexity and challenge of ‘dual diagnosis’

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Drug and Alcohol Findings
Quadrant model of dual diagnosis based on South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare’s dual diagnosis policy
Quadrant model of dual diagnosis based on South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare’s dual diagnosis policy

This Drug and Alcohol Finding publication addresses a hot topic which generates heated debate- dual diagnosis.

Whether to focus on mental health problems or substance use problems when the patient exhibits both is a long-standing conundrum which still puzzles today’s treatment services. 

This Drug and Alcohol Finding explores:

  • The definition 'dual diagnosis'
  • The relationship between substance use and mental health
  • Multiagency work
  • Supporting people to access care
  • Dual diagnosis in prison settings
  • Effective treatment
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