Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp 363–375 | Cite as

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

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

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 conditions substance abuse treatment integrated care. 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors thank the journal’s reviewers for their helpful comments, and gratefully acknowledge funding support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (research grants R01DA14482 and R01DA13110). The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the official position of NIDA.

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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

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