The diagnosis and management of patients with combined psychiatric and substance use disorders is an important aspect of modern psychiatry, and psychiatrists should be strongly encouraged to become involved in this area. These efforts should be supported by training and educational programs involving a wide range of institutions, including local treatment facilities, hospital centers, universities, and government. Restructuring or adding improvements to existing psychiatric treatment facilities and maintaining good working relationships with existing substance abuse treatment programs are desirable goals for improving care of dually diagnosed patients.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health