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Self-Help Toolkit: Selp-Help & Psychiatric Comorbidity

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Selp-Help & Psychiatric Comorbidity
Patients with psychiatric comorbidity also report special concerns about self-help that can interfere with their engagement in self-help.
  • Attendance rates for those with and without a Co-Occurring Disorder (COD) appear similar

  • The majority of AA members see psych meds as beneficial

  • Patients with psychotic disorders may benefit from attending COD-specific groups such as Double-Trouble or Dual Recovery Anonymous

For information see: Timko, C. AA Outcome for Individuals with Dual Substance Use & Psychiatric Disorder [P.15] in the article.