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.
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.
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.
This Irish Government agency has a number of research reports on addiction and mental health in relation to homelessness.
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.
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.
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.
(If you are already a member of linked in)