Cover: State Efforts to Improve Practice and Policy for Individuals with Co-Occurring Mental and Addictive Disorders

State Efforts to Improve Practice and Policy for Individuals with Co-Occurring Mental and Addictive Disorders

Published Feb 7, 2006

by Harold Alan Pincus, M. Audrey Burnam, Jennifer Magnabosco, Jacob W. Dembosky, Michael D. Greenberg

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Over 10 million individuals in the United States are estimated to suffer from co-occurring mental and substance abuse-related disorders. Many states are implementing practices and policies to improve the quality of and access to services for this population. This paper documents these efforts and discusses the challenges and opportunities states face as they attempt to better serve people suffering from both mental and addictive disorders.

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