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Concurrent Disorders


PDF | Vol. 2, No. 1 (2004)

This issue of Visions—our largest ever, at 60 pages—explores the theme of co-existing mental health and alcohol/drug use problems from a number of different angles and includes personal stories, approaches and models, regional programs in the community, and resources.


  • Editor's Message
    (Eric Macnaughton)

  • Concurrent Disorders: From Solitudes to Similitude?
    (John F. Anderson)

  • Addiction and Concurrent Disorders: What are They and How Can They be Dealt With?
    (BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information)

  • Best Practices: Guidelines for the Treatment and Support of People with Concurrent Substance Use and Mental Disorders
    (Brian Rush)

  • Concurrent Disorders: Considerations for Evidence-Based Policy
    (Gulrose Jiwani and Julian Somers)

  • A History of Alcohol and Drug Services in BC
    (Ron Duffell)

  • Discrimination 2: The Double Stigma Against People with Mental Illness and Addictions
    (Harkirat Kaur)

  • The Hidden Addiction: Adverse Effects of Benzodiazapines and other Psychiatric Drugs
    (Janet Currie)

  • Substance Use by Girls and Young Women: Taking Gender into Account in Prevention and Treatment
    (Nancy Poole)

  • Crystal Meth Psychosis
    (Ian Martin)

Experiences and Perspectives

  • The Skinny on Crystal Meth
    (Victoria Schuckel)

  • Double Trouble
    (David Carrigg)

  • Discovering my Dragon - and Starting to Tame it

  • Reflections from the Field
    (Debbie Suian)

  • Tales from the Trenches: An Expert Speaks

  • Lost and Found
    (Gordon Harper)

  • Vernon’s Gemini and Phoenix Programs: From Personal Experience to Practice
    (Ron Nichol with Les Storey)

Alternatives and Approaches

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and Substance Use
    (Nichole Fairbrother)

  • Women's Pain: Working with Women Concurrently on Substance Use, Experience of Trauma and Mental Health Issues
    (Nancy Poole)

  • Concurrent Mood Disorder, Cluster Symptoms and Substance Abuse: A GP's Approach
    (Colin Horricks)

  • Mental Illness, Addiction and the Supervised Injection Facility: New Narratives on the Downtown Eastside
    (Dan Small)

  • Helping People with Concurrent Disorders in the Justice System: The Seattle Mental Health Court Model
    (Jennifer Clarke)

  • Housing, Mental Illness and Substance Misuse
    (John Russell)

  • Uncovering the Elements of Success: Working with Co-occurring Disorders in Residential Support Programs
    (Gary Beaulieu and Thomas Flanders)

  • Providing Services to Clients with Concurrent Disorders
    (Deb Solk)

  • The Comprehensive, Continuous, Integrated System of Care Model
    (Kenneth Minkoff)

Regional Programs

  • A Scan Around BC: Reconfiguring Mental Health and Addiction Services in the Health Authorities
    (Mykle Ludvigsen)

  • Concurrent Disorders in the Okanagan Valley: Sketching out Potential Service Options
    (Carmen Lenihan)

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: Redesign of Addictions Services and Concurrent Disorders
    (Susann Richter)

  • On the Street: Mental Illness and Addiction on the Downtown Eastside
    (Cynthia Row and Mykle Ludvigsen)

  • What's so 'Special' about Special Populations? New Programs for Women and Youth with Concurrent Disorders
    (Shimi Kang)

  • Mental Disorders and Addictions in a School Setting
    (Jo Ann Green)

  • Promoting Holistic Wellness in Mental Health and Addictions: A Research Theme of the BC Aboriginal Capacity and Research Development Environment
    (Kim Brooks and Rod McCormick)


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