Drug and alcohol problems among individuals with severe mental illness in south London.

@article{Menezes1996DrugAA,
  title={Drug and alcohol problems among individuals with severe mental illness in south London.},
  author={Paulo R. Menezes and Sonia Johnson and Graham Thornicroft and John Marshall and Dylan Prosser and Paul Bebbington and Elizabeth Kuipers},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1996},
  volume={168 5},
  pages={
          612-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND High rates of comorbid alcohol and drug disorders have previously been found among individuals with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorders. Clinical and social outcomes have been reported to be worse in this group and service costs greater than in individuals with severe mental illness only. These 'dual diagnosis' patients have mainly been investigated in the USA, and there has been very little research in Europe, where patterns of substance… CONTINUE READING