Enhancing validity in co-occurring disorders treatment research.

  title={Enhancing validity in co-occurring disorders treatment research.},
  author={Gregory J. McHugo and Robert E. Drake and Mary F Brunette and H. C. Xie and Susan M. Essock and Alan I. Green},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  volume={32 4},
Despite the high prevalence of co-occurring mental health and substance-use disorders, there has been a relative lack of treatment research with this population, and the existing research often has limited validity. This article explores some of the barriers to the conduct of research on promising interventions for substance-abuse treatment for people with co-occurring disorders, using the concepts of external and ecological validity to make recommendations for future investigation. The central… CONTINUE READING

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