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‘Dual diagnosis’: is the chasm in service provision getting bigger?
It’s the widest and most persistent chasm in the UK’s substance use and mental health service provision – caring for people with both sets of problems, the major part of the substance use caseload. At the turn of the millennium, government’s aim was not just to make progress, but to engineer a “radical rethink”. Explore with us what happened and whether today’s Britain offers a more welcoming and effective response to the most troubled of its substance use patients.

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Is the ‘dual diagnosis’ chasm getting bigger?
A highlight from one of the 25 cells in the Alcohol Treatment Matrix, a staff development resource mapping seminal and key research and guidance on alcohol brief interventions and treatment.
Also see hot topic on dual diagnosis.

“I just wanted to say that I found this cell* and especially the commentary incredibly useful and brilliantly written.”
Renato Masetti, Training Co-ordinator, Health Outreach, North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, England
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