Impact of assertive community treatment on homeless persons with co- occurring severe psychiatric and substance use disorders

Neil Meisler, Laura Blankertz, Alberto B. Santos, Catherine McKay

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Abstract

This study evaluated the impact of an integrated (mental health/substance abuse) assertive community treatment program on homeless persons with serious mental and substance use disorders. High rates of retention in treatment, housing stability, and community tenure were attained, and all but the most severe substance users appeared to gain these benefits. While the intervention appears to be an effective means of retaining in services and monitoring such difficult-to-treat and costly populations, it did not yield high rates of abstinence and social benefits in severe users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-122
Number of pages10
JournalCommunity Mental Health Journal
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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