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Hunt, Glenn E and Siegfried, Nandi and Morley, Kirstan and Sitharthan, T and Cleary, Michelle [The Cochrane Library] . (2013) Psychosocial interventions for people with both severe mental illness and substance misuse. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1) Art. No.: CD001088. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001088.pub3.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1465185...

Objective: To assess the effects of psychosocial interventions for reduction in substance use in people with a serious mental illness compared with standard care.

Conclusion: We included 32 RCTs and found no compelling evidence to support any one psychosocial treatment over another for people to remain in treatment or to reduce substance use or improve mental state in people with serious mental illnesses. Furthermore, methodological difficulties exist which hinder pooling and interpreting results. Further high quality trials are required which address these concerns and improve the evidence in this important area.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:2013
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Place of Publication:London
Number:1
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
G Health and disease > Substance related disorder > Dual diagnosis (comorbidity)

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