Clinical Characteristics and Service Utilization Patterns of Clients with Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders in Public Residential Detoxification Settings

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

Little is known about the treatment needs of clients found in residential detoxification programs who have comorbid schizophrenia-spectrum and substance use disorders. This study (N = 166) compares the service use patterns of comorbid detoxification clients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (CDT-S) to two other client groups: (1) comorbid detoxification clients with other mental health disorders (CDT-O), and (2) comorbid clients in residential mental health facilities with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (CMH-S). Results show that CDT-S clients were much less likely to receive subsequent mental health treatment than CMH-S clients. Findings indicate that detoxification programs may be important settings in which to identify clients with schizophrenia who have unmet mental health treatment needs.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles