Below you will find a link to a video on this subject with guests who are representatives of the following organizations: NIDA, CADCA, Ross Camp Institute, American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Addiction Psychiatry, SAMHSA, and Madison East (Part of Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York). The program is about an hour long, but if you are grappling with or have a loved one who is grappling with a dual diagnosis (a person with both a mental illness and a substance abuse condition), it is very informative.
Only about 7.5% of persons with a dual diagnosis are getting adequate treatment (almost 50% are getting no treatment of any kind). The barriers to treatment continue to be: access, insurance coverage, denial, stigma, and lack of training amongst health care providers.