Invited for inclusion in this special section of the Journal. Work was supported by U.S. Public Health Services grants MH-00839, MH-46072, and MH-47567 from the National Institute of Mental Health, and by grant AA-08341 from the National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH CO-OCCURRING SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
A Clinical Trial
Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
1998 American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume 68, Issue 2, pages 201–215, April 1998
How to Cite
Drake, R. E., McHugo, G. J., Clark, R. E., Teague, G. B., Xie, H., Miles, K. and Ackerson, T. H. (1998), ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH CO-OCCURRING SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 68: 201–215. doi: 10.1037/h0080330
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
Integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment within an assertive community treatment (ACT) approach was compared to that within a standard case management approach for 223 patients with dual disorders over three years. ACT patients showed greater improvements on some measures of substance abuse and quality of life, but the groups were equivalent on most measures, including stable community days, hospital days, psychiatric symptoms, and remission of substance use disorder.