Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Services: An Assessment of Programs Across Multiple State Systems

  • Mark P. McGovern
  • Chantal Lambert-Harris
  • Heather J. Gotham
  • Ronald E. Claus
  • Haiyi Xie
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10488-012-0449-1

Cite this article as:
McGovern, M.P., Lambert-Harris, C., Gotham, H.J. et al. Adm Policy Ment Health (2014) 41: 205. doi:10.1007/s10488-012-0449-1

Abstract

Despite increased awareness of the benefits of integrated services for persons with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders, estimates of the availability of integrated services vary widely. The present study utilized standardized measures of program capacity to address co-occurring disorders, the dual diagnosis capability in addiction treatment and dual diagnosis capability in mental health treatment indexes, and sampled 256 programs across the United States. Approximately 18 % of addiction treatment and 9 % of mental health programs met criteria for dual diagnosis capable services. This is the first report on public access to integrated services using objective measures.

Keywords

Behavioral health Co-occurring disorders Dual diagnosis Integrated treatment 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark P. McGovern
    • 1
    • 4
  • Chantal Lambert-Harris
    • 1
  • Heather J. Gotham
    • 2
  • Ronald E. Claus
    • 3
  • Haiyi Xie
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryGeisel School of Medicine at DartmouthLebanonUSA
  2. 2.Associate Research ProfessorUniversity of MissouriKansas CityUSA
  3. 3.Westat, IncRockvilleUSA
  4. 4.Community & Family MedicineGeisel School of Medicine at DartmouthLebanonUSA

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