Dual Diagnosis, mental illness & substance disorders 
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 Dual Diagnosis, mental illness & substance disorders

    Dual disorders of mental illness and substance disorders are
seriously neglected around the country and the world.  Our treatment
systems have evolved to provide services for singular, discrete
disorders.  As a result, persons with dual disorders have been rejected
from both the mental health system and the substance abuse system.
Many persons who have dual disorders of severe mental illness, and
substance disorders are among the homeless.  There is work being done
in this field, and a body of literature is developing.  However, the
casualties of this problem are numerous.  Higher education does not
teach students of various disciplines about the issues inherent in dual
disorders.  Treatment programs and services are very limited.  It is
important that there be advocacy for persons who have dual disorders.
In many places this continues to be a problem that is not addressed.
New models of intervention are necessary, and our treatment systems
need revision to become comprehensive.
    Training has become the method of educaation for correcting gaps in
education, training and services.
     If you are interested in a packet of literature regarding this
topic e-mail writer, and include mailing address.  Or call
    Please contact writer if you are aware of others who wish to
network on this topic, or know of existing groups to contact via
UP -COMING Conferences that will include training in dual diagnosis are
as follows:
Northamerican Association of Masters in Psychology, Annual Convention:
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Irving, Texas, June 23-24, 1995. Reg.&Info. Call:
Workshop #1: "Program Development for People Who Have Mental Illness,
Drug {*filter*}ion,and/or {*filter*}ism (MIDAA). Saturday June 24, 8:30-10 AM.
Workshop #2:  "Integrated Treatment for People who have Dual/Multiple
Disorders MIDAA," Sat. June 24, 2:30-4:00 PM.

MENTAL HEALTH COUNCIL OF ARKANSAS, 1995 Mental Health Institute, A
Kaleidoscope Perspective. August 8-11,1995, Arlington Hotel, Hot
Springs, Arkansas. Info. & Reg. Tel.: 501-372-7062.
Seminar: "Developing Integrated Programs for Persons who have Multiple
Disorders: Mental Illness, Drug {*filter*}ion, and {*filter*}ism (MIDAA)"
Thursday, August 10, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

American Psychological Association, 1995 Convention, August 11-15,
1995, New York City.  Info.and Reg. Tel. 202-336-5500.
FILM AND DISCUSSION: "Integrated Treatment for MIDAA Across Alaska"
Tuesday, August 14, 11:00 AM - 12:30 P.M., Hilton Hotel, NYC.

and Training Conference.  Denver City Marriot, Denver, Colorado, August
16-19, 1995.  Info. & Reg. Tel. 703-836-2274.
Double Workshop: "Integrated treatment and Program Development for
Persons with Dual/Multiple Disorders."  Saturday, August 19, 1995.

Tue, 25 Nov 1997 03:00:00 GMT
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