A group intervention which assists patients with dual diagnosis reduce their drug use: a randomized controlled trial.

  title={A group intervention which assists patients with dual diagnosis reduce their drug use: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={W. James and N. Preston and G. Koh and C. Spencer and S. Kisely and D. Castle},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={34 6},
  • W. James, N. Preston, +3 authors D. Castle
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological medicine
  • BACKGROUND There is a well-recognized association between substance use and psychotic disorders, sometimes described as 'dual diagnosis'. The use of substances by people with psychosis has a negative impact in terms of symptoms, longitudinal course of illness and psychosocial adjustment. There are few validated treatments for such individuals, and those that do exist are usually impracticable in routine clinical settings. The present study employs a randomized controlled experimental design to… CONTINUE READING
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