It is very common for individuals to have both mental health and substance abuse problems. This is particularly the case for individuals accessing substance abuse treatment, where up to 80% of participants have a co-occurring mental health diagnosis (Ross, Glaser, & Germanson, 1988).
Treatment and Intervention
This project will recruit clients of a local early psychosis clinic who are currently using cannabis.
The increased use of psychostimulants in Australia is a major concern. People using psychostimulants often do not access traditional treatment services, as their need is often greatest outside of regular office hours.
There is a growing body of research evidence demonstrating the impact of a range of pre-sentence diversion options at engaging substance misusing defendants in treatment, and reducing illicit drug use and ‘related’ offending in both Australian and British contexts.
In 2000, a national commitment has been made to expand access to antiretroviral (ARVs) in Vietnam. However, the number of patients infected with HIV in need of ARV has far exceeded the supply of ARVs. Little has been done on cost and effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment in Vietnam.
It is known that women experiencing homelessness are at high risk of unintended pregnancy (Gelberg 2007).
In recent years, there has been a focus on developing practice guidelines to facilitate the delivery of evidenced-based interventions.