Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp 363–375

Availability of Integrated Care for Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Psychiatric Conditions

  • Lori J. Ducharme
  • Hannah K. Knudsen
  • Paul M. Roman
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10597-005-9030-7

Cite this article as:
Ducharme, L.J., Knudsen, H.K. & Roman, P.M. Community Ment Health J (2006) 42: 363. doi:10.1007/s10597-005-9030-7

Abstract

The co-occurrence of psychiatric conditions and substance abuse presents significant challenges for behavioral healthcare providers. The need for integrated care has received substantial recent attention from clinical, research, and funding entities. However, the availability of integrated care has been low, carrying potential adverse implications for quality of care and treatment outcomes. This article describes the prevalence and key correlates of the availability of integrated care for co-occurring conditions within public and private-sector addiction treatment programs. Several organizational attributes, caseload characteristics, and service provision patterns were associated with the availability of integrated care.

Keywords

co-occurring conditionssubstance abusetreatmentintegrated care.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lori J. Ducharme
    • 1
  • Hannah K. Knudsen
    • 1
  • Paul M. Roman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Behavioral ResearchUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA