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INTRODUCTION Up-to date research shows that most hospitals are abandoning patients or clients of mental health and drug abuse. McHugo (et al.,) 2006 elaborates how these patients get meager services at the clinical level. These patients who had co co-ccuring mental disorder would not get proper treatment and services.
A research survey done by Epstein, Barker, Vorburger & Murtha, 2004 showed that about 12%of people with this problem received integrated treatment. The treatment addressed two major concerns which were improving the reach of the clients in the hospitals by ensuring the services for treating the cases are available and two improving individual counseling, group counseling and residential treatment. However there are barriers to the integrated treatment such as lack of training and professionalism, finances issues and the organization itself that challenges the treatment of the substance and mental health. On the other hand Drake et al., Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 2005, New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, 2003, tend to differ since he has come up with training attempts to overcome these barriers. Since the early 1980s problems of co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder have gradually been developed and tested.In the research there is a review regarding types of interventions, problems limiting the research and suggestion regarding future directions of the research. ...
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