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Better outcomes for people with a lot of problems the Making Every Adult Matter MEAM coalition

Better outcomes for people with a lot of problems the Making Every Adult Matter MEAM coalition NEWS Better outcomes for people with ‘a lot of problems’: the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition Marcus Roberts Director of Policy and Membership, DrugScope, UK Many of the people with whom drug services although their overall level of need is high. work arrive at the door with problems that are like As a result, people with multiple needs often fall big complicated knots that have to be unpicked through gaps between services, or shy away from by the services that work with them. They have service provision, or find themselves excluded from lots of problems in their lives. Dual diagnosis is services that do not feel supported and equipped routine. Research published in 2002 by the National to work with them. This leaves them isolated at the Treatment Agency (Weaver et al, 2000) found that extreme margins of society. It also results in people 75% of clients of drug treatment services and 85% with multiple needs ‘recycling’ through services at in alcohol services had mental health problems, significant cost to public funds. At the same time, most frequently anxiety and/or depression. But ‘dual government policy does not do enough to recognise diagnosis’ has its context too. The bigger http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Dual Diagnosis Emerald Publishing

Better outcomes for people with a lot of problems the Making Every Adult Matter MEAM coalition

Advances in Dual Diagnosis , Volume 2 (4): 2 – Feb 23, 2010

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Emerald Publishing
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1757-0972
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NEWS Better outcomes for people with ‘a lot of problems’: the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition Marcus Roberts Director of Policy and Membership, DrugScope, UK Many of the people with whom drug services although their overall level of need is high. work arrive at the door with problems that are like As a result, people with multiple needs often fall big complicated knots that have to be unpicked through gaps between services, or shy away from by the services that work with them. They have service provision, or find themselves excluded from lots of problems in their lives. Dual diagnosis is services that do not feel supported and equipped routine. Research published in 2002 by the National to work with them. This leaves them isolated at the Treatment Agency (Weaver et al, 2000) found that extreme margins of society. It also results in people 75% of clients of drug treatment services and 85% with multiple needs ‘recycling’ through services at in alcohol services had mental health problems, significant cost to public funds. At the same time, most frequently anxiety and/or depression. But ‘dual government policy does not do enough to recognise diagnosis’ has its context too. The bigger

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Advances in Dual DiagnosisEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 23, 2010

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