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Prevalence and Characteristics of Clients with Co-Occurring Disorders in Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

Author(s): Katherine E. Watkins, M.D., M.S.H.S., Sarah B. Hunter, Ph.D., Suzanne L. Wenzel, Ph.D., Wenli Tu, M.S., Susan M. Paddock, Ph.D., Anne Griffin, R.N., M.P.H., Patricia Ebener
Teaser: Data illustrating number of mental health issues among persons presenting for substance abuse treatment
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This article reports on the prevalence of probable mental health disorders among clients entering outpatient substance abuse treatment. It also includes data about clinical characteristics and past access to substance abuse and mental health care. The results indicate high rates of co‐occurring mental health disorders. Identifying mental health disorders as people enter treatment is important. It has the potential to increase access to care.

Date retrieved: 1/18/11
Year pubilshed: 2004
Resource type: Journal article