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Family Intervention for Severe Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder

  • Kim T. Mueser
  • Lindy Fox
  • Carolyn Mercer

Abstract

Alcohol and drug use disorders (including both abuse and dependence) are a major problem that plagues the lives of many persons with severe mental illness (SMI) such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Epidemiological research has repeatedly shown that individuals with SMI are at increased risk to develop substance use disorders (Cuffel, 1996; Regier et al., 1990). Surveys of the prevalence of substance abuse among the SMI population indicate that on average between 40 and 60 percent of clients have a disorder over their lifetime, and 25 to 40 percent have a current substance use disorder (Mueser et al., 1995a).

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Substance Abuse Severe Mental Illness Family Intervention Dual Diagnosis Family Work 
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  • Kim T. Mueser
  • Lindy Fox
  • Carolyn Mercer

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