Reflections on capacity-building initiatives in an Australian state

Bridget Roberts, Darryl John Maybery, Rebecca Jones

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The integration of health or social services is an enduring challenge and especially so in relation to people experiencing dual diagnosis , the co-occurrence of mental health and substance use problems. The emergence of the dual diagnosis concept has highlighted the tension between specialist treatment for single problems and complex, individualised care. The purpose of this paper is to examine the evolving nature of dual diagnosis initiatives in an Australian state during recent decades.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24 - 33
Number of pages10
JournalAdvances in Dual Diagnosis: policy, practice and research in mental health and substance use
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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