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Northern Ireland Assembly
United Kingdom
dual diagnosis
mental health

Mental ill health and substance misuse: Dual Diagnosis

This paper has been compiled in response to an MLA request on the complex issue of ‘dual diagnosis’ in the context of service provision. Specifically, the paper provides the following:

  •  An overview of dual diagnosis.
  • Estimated prevalence rates.

  • The impact of dual diagnosis on people’s lives.

  • Types of services available and challenges in terms of accessibility.

  • Recommendations for service delivery.

  • The policy context in Northern Ireland and neighbouring jurisdictions.

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