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STUDY 1999 PDF file 217Kb
Promising approach to dual diagnosis

In the USA two prominent forms of integrated care for seriously mentally ill substance abusers proved equally effective, but by the end of the study assertive community treatment had become more cost-effective than standard case management.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 154Kb
Assertive outreach for mentally ill problem substance users: follow the manual

Major US study finds that the impact of assertive outreach to engage and deliver services to people with serious mental health and substance use problems is crucially dependent on whether the key features of the approach are faithfully implemented.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 166Kb
Dual diagnosis add-on to mental health services improves outcomes

A unique British study has found that treatment-resistant schizophrenic patients benefit from additional integrated substance use/mental health therapy, which may also save costs by reducing the need for inpatient care.

REVIEW 2008 HTM file
Psychosocial interventions for people with both severe mental illness and substance misuse

Latest update from the respected Cochrane review process still finds no reason to advocate replacing conventional care with specialised therapeutic approaches/teams when severe mental illness is complicated by substance use.

REVIEW 2009 HTM file
Integrated psychological treatment for substance use and co-morbid anxiety or depression vs. treatment for substance use alone: a systematic review of the published literature

Most patients at drug and alcohol services suffer depression and/or anxiety, far too many and usually not severely enough to engage mental health services. Faced with this huge problem, should services offer special mental health therapies, or is substance-focused treatment sufficient?

REVIEW 2006 PDF file 174Kb
Antidepressants curb depression but add little to strong 'talking therapies'

A trio of reviews of trials of antidepressants in the treatment of depressed alcohol or drug dependent patients have clarified that they do help the severely depressed, but also that they add little to psychosocial approaches such as cognitive-behavioural therapy.

STUDY 2006 PDF file 113Kb
Recently attempting suicide one of the strongest indicators for residential treatment

In this US study most patients benefited to roughly the same degree from residential and non-residential programmes, but those who had recently attempted suicide responded dramatically better to residential programmes, doing even better than the other patients.

STUDY 2006 PDF file 159Kb
Integrated care for dual diagnosis patients betters parallel provision

This rare test of truly integrated substance use and mental health care for severely mentally ill patients found it cut subsequent psychiatric and legal crises. Even where full integration is not possible, the same principles could improve the work of mental health and addiction services.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
Randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavioural therapy for coexisting depression and alcohol problems: short-term outcome

Australian study provides the first evidence that integrated treatment may be superior to alcohol- or depression-focused treatment for depressed heavy drinkers, but the lack of extra benefit in respect of depression and gender differences suggests a more complicated picture.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
Randomized controlled pilot study of cognitive-behavioral therapy in a sample of incarcerated women with substance use disorder and PTSD

Seeking Safety is a prominent therapy for the common combination of substance dependence and post-traumatic stress disorder, yet in this study of imprisoned women in the USA it did not significantly augment outcomes from the prison's own substance use treatment. Asking 'Why not?' generates interesting explanations.


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