Substance Treatment Options in Psychosis (STOP) : a new intervention for dual diagnosis

Kavanagh, David J., Young, Ross McD., Boyce, Linda, Claire, Anne, Sitharthan, Thiagarajan, Clark, Dianne, & Thompson, Kellie (1998) Substance Treatment Options in Psychosis (STOP) : a new intervention for dual diagnosis. Journal of Mental Health, 7(2), pp. 135-143.

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Despite the high co-occurrence of psychosis and substance abuse, there is very little research on the development of effective treatments for this problem. This paper describes a new intervention that facilitates reaching functional goals through collaboration between therapists, participants and families. Substance Treatment Options in Psychosis (STOP) integrates pharmacological and psycho-logical treatments for psychotic symptoms, with cognitive-behavioural approaches to substance abuse. STOP is tailored to participants' problems and abilities, and recognises that control of consumption and even engagement may take several attempts. Training in relevant skills is augmented by bibliotherapy, social support and environmental change. A case description illustrates the issues and challenges in implementation.

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ID Code: 29195
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: dual diagnosis, pharmacological treatment, psychological treatment, substance abuse
DOI: 10.1080/09638239818184
ISSN: 0963-8237
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Mental Health (111714)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 09 Dec 2009 04:06
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:51

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