Co-Occurring Disorders Among DSHS Clients

Dec 2008 |
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As Required by Section 601(2) of the Omnibus Treatment of Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders Act of 2005

This report provides estimates of the prevalence of co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders for youth and adults served by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) based on clinical screening data and independent indicators from administrative data. The highest rates were found among clients served by the Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse where roughly half of youth and adult clients appeared to have co-occurring disorders. Rates were lower among those served by the Mental Health Division, Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration, and Children’s Administration which also implemented a comprehensive screening process for their clients.

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