Co-occurring mental and substance use disorders: promising approaches and research issues.

@article{Sacks2000CooccurringMA,
  title={Co-occurring mental and substance use disorders: promising approaches and research issues.},
  author={Stanley Sacks},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  year={2000},
  volume={35 12-14},
  pages={2061-93}
}
This paper surveys the mental health and drug user treatment literature, identifying promising approaches and research issues in the treatment of co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. The prevalence and classification of co-occurring disorders are briefly reviewed, and selected treatment models currently in use are described. Three models are cited as representing particularly promising approaches--comprehensive integrated treatment, assertive community treatment, and the… CONTINUE READING