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The Co-occurring Matrix for Mental and Addictions Disorders

Author(s): Ries, Richard
Teaser: A discussion of the four-quadrant matrix for understanding severity of individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders
Link: http://www.samhsa.gov/co-occurring/topics/data/RiesCoMatrix12-04.pdf | PDF - 504Kb

This presentation by Richard Ries, MD of University of Washington's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences describes the four-quadrant matrix that can be used to understand severity of mental illness and substance use among people with co-occurring disorders. Dr. Ries discusses the uses and limitations of the matrix for both systems integration and treatment. He also describes a CSAT-funded study that explored the use of the matrix in an urban emergency room setting and the resulting strengths and weaknesses of this approach.

Date retrieved: 1/20/11
Year published: Unknown
Resource type: PDF/PowerPoint Presentation