Families ACT! Resource Library


Resources for the Dually Diagnosed, Their Families, Practitioners and the Community

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of information about support services, treatment options, useful articles,
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ORGANIZATIONS



Families ACT!
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Dual Diagnosis Anonymous (Oregon)
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The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed
Note: This group also deals with developmental disabilities
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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
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National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
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SUPPORT GROUPS, SERVICES AND PROGRAMS



Expert Testimony for Court Cases Involving Dual Diagnosis
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Bay Area Counties
Bay Area Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Report
(Includes an overview of residential treatment options in Bay Area counties)
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California
Directory of Wellness Mental Health Projects
(Includes an overview of services available)
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The Self-Determination? Recovery Circle
(A framework for hosting support groups)
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Transitions Recovery Program (Florida)
Good background information and overview of treatment options
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Approaches to Drug Abuse Counseling, Treatment of Dually Diagnosed Adolescents:
The Individual Therapeutic Alliance Within a Day Treatment Model
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INFORMATION ABOUT CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS



Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

Dual diagnosis refers to the co-occurrence of substance abuse addiction and mental illness. Drug and alcohol addiction often co-occur with other disorders, even though a substance abuse patient may not find out until seeking drug or alcohol addiction treatment. It has been estimated that up to 70 percent of individuals with drug and alcohol addictions may suffer from dual diagnosis, with undiagnosed and untreated secondary diagnoses.

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: The Dually Diagnosed
Goal 8 of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention is to improve access to and community linkages with mental health and substance abuse services. It is designed to prevent suicide by ensuring that individuals who are at high risk due to mental health and substance use problems can receive prevention and treatment services. The New York Model is a framework for describing symptom severity, locus of care, and level of service integration needed among mental health, substance abuse, and primary health care systems.
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About Co-Occurring? Disorders
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Signs and Symptoms of Dual Diagnosis
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What Causes a Dual Diagnosis?
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Common Mental Conditions Associated with Dual Diagnosis
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7 Things You Need to Know About Dual Diagnosis
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10 Things You Should Know About Dual Diagnosis and Bipolar Disorder
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Fast Facts about Dual Diagnosis and Depression
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10 Things You Should Know About Dual Diagnosis and Depression
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Dual Diagnosis and Alcoholism
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Fast Facts about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Dual Diagnosis
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Acculturation and Drug Use among Dually Diagnosed Hispanic Adolescents
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Foundation Associates - Research Articles
An extensive listing of informative articles, studies and reports
on issues and treatments related to co-occurring disorders
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ARTICLES AND BOOKS



List of Articles on Addictions, Disorders and Rehab
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Dual Diagnosis - The Problem
Making an Accurate Diagnosis is Difficult
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The Family and the Dually Diagnosed Patient
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Dual Diagnosis and Mental Illness (Schizophrenia and Drug or Alcohol Dependence)
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Handbook of the Dually Diagnosed Patient
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Texas Court Aims To 'DIVERT' First-Time? Offenders - DIVERT Court (Texas)
A Dallas County program focused on diverting individuals with
minor drug offenses away from prison.
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Mental Illness Is Not a Crime: How can the Supreme Court be so ignorant about insanity?
Los Angeles Times
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INITIATIVES AND TASK FORCE REPORTS



California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs
and the California Department of Mental Health
Co-Occurring? Disorders Workgroup
Final Report
An excellent example of collaboration between agencies
and a well-thought out set of recommendations
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Oregon Dept. of Human Services
Statewide Task Force on Dual Diagnosis
Final Report and Recommendations
Another excellent example of a collaborative approach
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Supports and Services for Persons with a Dual Diagnosis (Ontario)
A Resource Manual for York Region Families
An excellent model of a community initiative
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Supports and Services for Persons with a Dual Diagnosis in Simcoe County (Ontario)
A Resource Manual for Families
An excellent model of a community initiative
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The Dual Diagnosis Recovery Network (Tennessee)
Statewide Task Force On Dual Diagnosis - Final Report And Recommendations
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RESEARCH AND STUDIES



Cost/Benefit Analysis of DIVERT Court - (Texas)
A detailed cost/benefit analysis of DIVERT Court (see Articles above)
conducted by the Dept. of Economics at Southern Methodist University
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Significance of Peer Social Support With Dually Diagnosed Clients: Findings From a Pilot Study
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12-Step Approaches for the Dually Diagnosed: Mechanisms of Change
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Dually Diagnosed - Mental Illness & Drug Addiction; Co-Occurring? Disorders - When addiction is nature, not nurture
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Treatment of a Dually Diagnosed Gay Male Patient: A Psychotherapy Perspective
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Motivational Interviewing With Dually Diagnosed Adolescents in Juvenile Justice Settings
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Treating the Dually Diagnosed Woman
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Principles of Care for Dually Diagnosed Homeless Persons: Findings From a Demonstration Project
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Psychoeducational Group Therapy for the Dually Diagnosed
(Their PsychoEd? Therapy Group Manual is available for free download)
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Steps Toward Evidence-based Practices for Parents with Mental Illness and their Families
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Mental health and substance abuse treatment services for dually diagnosed clients:
Results of a statewide survey of county administrators
(Purchase required: $32.00)
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California Rehabilitation Oversight Board
Biannual Report - July 2008
Looks at issues surrounding the CA Dept. of Corrections
and the lack of rehab programs
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LEGISLATION



Info on the recently approved CA Senate Bill 568 re: treatment of severely mentally ill in county jails. Allows for involuntary medication in the jail.
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About the 2003 Sell vs. U.S. Decision re: Involuntary Treatment
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2009 Disability Rights Legislation
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OTHER RESOURCES



CAUSE: Training in Community Organizing for Women
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Apply for SSI Disability ONLINE
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