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.

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Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Sources of information
  • Prevalence and nature of co-morbidity
  • Prisoners: an example of a vulnerable group
  • Limitations
  • Annex
  • References
  • Acknowledgements