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Substance use in early intervention services for psychosis

Alison Summers (Consultant Psychiatrist based at the Early Intervention Service, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire, UK)
Chinar Goel (ST6 General Adult Psychiatry, based at the Early Intervention Service, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire, UK)

Advances in Dual Diagnosis

ISSN: 1757-0972

Article publication date: 15 August 2011

Abstract

Purpose

This paper seeks to outline the nature of early intervention (EI) services in psychosis and to discuss substance use in clients in this setting. It considers ways of working with EI clients where substance use is an issue.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper begins by outlining the nature of EI services and early psychosis, then goes on to discuss the impact and management of substance use in this setting.

Findings

The authors argue that the El approach may be very appropriate for this subset of clients.

Originality/value

This paper focuses on the issues of treatment of dual diagnosis within a specialised area of mental service provision. EI services for psychosis aim to provide early detection and treatment of psychosis, particularly through increased emphasis on psychosocial interventions.

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Citation

Summers, A. and Goel, C. (2011), "Substance use in early intervention services for psychosis", Advances in Dual Diagnosis, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 115-124. https://doi.org/10.1108/17570971111183008

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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