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Developing, evaluating, disseminating, and implementing integrated treatments for people with co-occurring disorders for over 25 years.

Co-occurring disorders, also referred to as dual diagnosis or dual disorders, occur when substance abuse is present among people who also have a mental illness. The systems of care for co-occurring disorders have been artificially separated, making it difficult for people to get care that adequately addresses both disorders. The Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center currently has three active research programs with integrated psychosocial, medication, technology-based and treatment services for co-occurring disorders. Each of these programs is described briefly below, and links are provided for further information.

Serious Mental Illness & Substance Use Disorders

Bob Drake and his colleagues have studied integrated treatment for mental illness and substance abuse that is provided in community mental health settings for over 25 years. They developed a standardized intervention, called Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT) and have been leaders in research and clinical practice. Learn more

Serious Mental Illness & Smoking Cessation

Mary Brunette and her colleagues have developed an electronic decision support system to motivate smokers with mental illness to seek evidence-based treatment for their tobacco addiction. Learn more


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