Policy and practice implications of epidemiological surveys on co-occurring mental and substance use disorders
The authors review key findings that emerged from their analysis of epidemiological surveys. The article highlights Federal efforts to respond to these data and available information on issues in the field and emerging best practices as agencies develop national programs and policies. The article also provides examples of Federal initiatives that have been shaped by an awareness of population characteristics, barriers to effective care, and treatment strategies that support positive outcomes.
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