The prevalence and manifestation of substance use paralleling behaviours in a secure forensic psychiatric hospital

Raechelle Schaefer, Michael David Daffern, Alexander Murray Ferguson

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Co-morbid substance dependence is common in patients of secure psychiatric services. Identifying opportunities for intervention, monitoring progress in treatment and assessing risk of relapse are compromised by this groupa??s limited access to illicit substances. This research investigated the validity of the substance use paralleling behaviour (SUPB) framework, which was developed to assist staff in identifying behaviours indicative of substance dependence in controlled environments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327 - 339
Number of pages13
JournalMental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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