Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, approximately 50 percent of individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness are affected by substance abuse. About 37 percent of individuals with alcoholism and 53 percent of individuals with drug...

Clinicians May Miss 3/4 of Alcohol Problems

By relying on hunches rather than posing a few screening questions, primary care clinicians may be missing three-fourths of the alcohol problems in their patients, a newly released analysis shows. “It’s often off the radar — people come in for...
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