Comorbidities in Drug Use Disorders: No wrong door

Published by
UNODC

This discussion paper aims to highlight the evidence related to mental and physical health comorbidities in drug use disorders and to promote the development of innovative, evidence-based policies and practices to treat drug use disorders and comorbid disorders.

The paper advocates for an integrated approach to treatment from a biopsychosocial perspective and the ‘no wrong door’ principle, so that patients receive comprehensive therapeutic interventions regardless of their entry point in the health system.

This discussion paper was developed by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, WHO.