Co-occurring disorders: predicting treatment outcome and recovery maintenance in outpatients

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Title: Co-occurring disorders: predicting treatment outcome and recovery maintenance in outpatients
Author: Gee, Robert L.
Abstract: Individuals with co -occurring mental and substance use disorders challenge both clinicians and the treatment delivery system . This reality represents a major public health concern , a matter with devastating human , social , and economic consequences . This study was designed to determine the general prevalence of co -occurring mental disorder symptomology in a substance abuse outpatient treatment seeking population . Additionally , this study identified individuals who experienced high versus low integrated treatment outcomes , classifying participants into four distinct subgroups , based these integrated treatment outcomes . Differences between these four subgroups were suggestive of unique patterns of specific characteristics among adults with co -occurring mental and substance use disorders . Finally , and perhaps the most clinically significant , this study discriminated which Addiction Severity Index (ASI ) subscale composite scores were the most significant in predicting the four hypothesized subgroups of individuals with co -occurring disorders .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /9424
Date: 2003-12

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Gee, Robert L. Co-occurring disorders: predicting treatment outcome and recovery maintenance in outpatients. Doctoral dissertation, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /9424 .

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