Co-morbid substance misuse and mental health problems: policy and practice in Scotland

Alex Baldacchino

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    This article attempts to conceptualize the issues, problems, research, and policy solutions that have arisen in Scotland as a result of co-morbid substance misuse and mental health problems in treatment- and non-treatment-seeking populations. This approach also acknowledges the differences and similarities present when comparing the Scottish and national UK responses to co-morbidity. Finally, information and recommendations from a Scotland-wide qualitative research program on co-morbidity will help relate the Scottish picture with the international scene in trying to identify the best ways of tackling this complex situation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)147-159
    Number of pages13
    JournalAmerican Journal on Addictions
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


    • Adolescent
    • Adult
    • Comorbidity
    • Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry)
    • Female
    • Great Britain
    • Health Planning
    • Health Policy
    • Health Services Research
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Mental Disorders
    • Mental Health Services
    • Middle Aged
    • Prevalence
    • Risk Factors
    • Scotland
    • Substance-Related Disorders


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