Behavioural therapy for eating and substance use disorders — evidence summary

Summary of the evidence

Likely to be beneficial

Dialectical behavioural therapy was found in a comprehensive review (EMCDDA 2015) to be effective in:

  • reducing both eating disorders and substance use disorders


Note: this evidence summary is only valid for the outcomes, target groups, settings and substances/patterns of use described below.

Name of response option:
Integrated co-morbidity treatment
Desired outcome(s):
improve mental health outcomes
reduce substance use
Specific substance or pattern of use:
Target group(s) or setting(s):
dual-diagnosis patients

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