Integrating Mental Health and Addictions Services to Improve Client Outcomes

  title={Integrating Mental Health and Addictions Services to Improve Client Outcomes},
  author={Ashley L. Peterson},
  journal={Issues in Mental Health Nursing},
  pages={752 - 756}
  • A. Peterson
  • Published 25 September 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Substance use disorders are highly prevalent among adults with mental health disorders. In many health service delivery areas, mental health and addictions services are delivered separately. However, current best practices indicate that integration of mental health and addictions services can lead to better outcomes for clients with co-occurring disorders, including fewer hospitalizations. Service integration in the community can occur in many ways, including full or partial program integration… 

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