Co-morbid substance use and mental disorders in Europe: a review of the data
Summary: Identifying the co-occurrence of drug use and mental health disorders in the same individuals is essential for effective treatment of their drug use problems. Reviewing the available information on psychiatric co-morbidity among drug users in European countries, the paper shows that there is a need to establish guidelines to collect comparable information across Europe.
Table of contents
- Sources of information
- Prevalence and nature of co-morbidity
- Prisoners: an example of a vulnerable group