Project Categories

Integrating Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Services into Health Care

Award Year: 1993 Investigator: Richard Frank, Thomas McGuire
This project develops a strategy to fully integrate mental health and substance abuse (MH/SA) services into the medical care system. An alternative to the current complex and fragmented mix of public/private sector services and financing for seriously mentally ill persons and substance abusers will be outlined. The costs of full integration as well as the political, social, and clinical developments that provide the basis for mainstreaming MH/SA care are addressed.