Online Resources

We are happy for you to use these materials free of charge subject to our terms of use which can be found here.

Many of the materials are provided by 3rd parties, so you will have to ensure compliance with 3rd party terms and conditions as well.

Template Letters for download

Contains sample Template forms authorising release of information,  treatment review requests, medication reviews and complaints. Useful for families and key workers trying to get the right services for people with a dual diagnosis.

Our submission on the new drugs strategy 2017

A powerpoint presentation on our submission to the Department of Health, Click here

 Short guides to  Dual Diagnosis

This deals with the relationship between  substance misuse and
mental health issues and how services can address these issues. Click here

This Irish award winning radio documentary tells  the story of dual diagnosis from  one woman’s perspective. Click here

Webites for users of services

Dual Recovery Anonymous™ is an independent, non professional, twelve step, self-help fellowship organisation for people with a dual diagnosis.

A blog by a sufferer who talks about dual diagnosis (sign in required)

Mental Health Reform
This is the website of a registered Irish charity who actively promote improved mental health services including better services for people with addiction and mental health problems.

Useful links on mental health:

Websites for service providers

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
An extensive Canadian website which unfortunately has now started charging for some of their materials such as The “beyond the label” toolkit programme.

Click here for website

Dual Diagnosis, Australia & New Zealand

The New Zealand Government accepted the recommentations of the He Ara  Orange inquiry which consulted over 5,000 people in just 15 months. A short animated video on their recommendations  can be found here .  It’s well worth your time watching and we strongly recommend.  The full website is here 

Another extensive website on dual diagnosis with articles, fact sheets, presentations, reports , and audio downloads. Also has free self assessment checklists for both individuals and organisations who are trying to improve their capacity to deal with co-occurring mental health & addiction issues. Users can also sign up for a  regular ezine (electronic magazine) The Government’s mental health and addiction strategy can also be downloaded.

Click here for website

Dual Diagnosis, America
A website developed by Kathleen Sciacca with a wide range of materials and useful videos for purchase on developing a dual diagnosis service. Users can also sign up for an ezine.

Click here for website

Homeless Agency
This Irish Government agency has a number of research reports on addiction and mental health in relation to homelessness.

Click here for website

Lenus is the Irish health repository (library) for the HSE . There  is very little on dual diagnosis but there are some (out of date) material on addiction. useful resources on mental health, including mental health screening tools and the Inspector of Mental Health’s annual reports.

Click here for website

Useful links on addiction

Internet Discussion Group for service providers

Australian Discussion Group
For students & professionals interested in the area of dual diagnosis. You must sign up to join in.

Click here for log in

American based Linked-in discussion group (run by Kathleen Sciacca )
For professionals interested in the area of dual diagnosis. You must sign up for both linkedin and the specific group to join in. Also has materials for download.

Click here for log in

(If you are already a member of linked in)

Otherwise click here to join linked in