The treatment of persons with dual diagnoses in a rural community

  title={The treatment of persons with dual diagnoses in a rural community},
  author={Robert H. Howland},
  journal={Psychiatric Quarterly},
Persons with dual diagnoses of psychiatric illness and substance abuse represent a large subpopulation within the mental health system, but mental health service delivery systems typically do not adequately address their special needs. The literature on dual diagnoses is marked by the paucity of information on such persons in rural settings. This paper describes the characteristics of a rural community mental health system, which illustrate the difficulties in treating persons with dual… CONTINUE READING

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