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Interesting times

Interesting times EDITORIAL Graham Durcan Editor Welcome to the latest issue of Advances in Dual the greatest impact. Liz Hughes cited evidence of Diagnosis. As the work I am involved in is at the this in her editorial in the September 2009 edition interface between the worlds of criminal justice and of Advances in Dual Diagnosis (Hughes, 2009a) mental health, you will forgive me for devoting at specifically relating to the ‘mainstreaming’ of dual least a little of this editorial to a brief discussion of diagnosis, recommended in the Government’s some of the recent policy documents concerning that guidance on dual diagnosis (Department of Health, interface. However, the policy document I wish to 2002). This has largely still not taken place. It is flag first is one that has a much wider relevance. unclear what, if anything, in the way of guidance will The ancient Chinese phrase ‘may you live in accompany New Horizons. Therefore, an additional interesting times’ was popularised by Robert F challenge will be translating the ideals set out in New Kennedy in a speech in Cape Town in 1966, when Horizons to local services and circumstances. he said, ‘like it or not, we live in an interesting http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Dual Diagnosis Emerald Publishing

Interesting times

Advances in Dual Diagnosis , Volume 2 (4): 3 – Feb 23, 2010

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1757-0972
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10.5042/add.2010.0096
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EDITORIAL Graham Durcan Editor Welcome to the latest issue of Advances in Dual the greatest impact. Liz Hughes cited evidence of Diagnosis. As the work I am involved in is at the this in her editorial in the September 2009 edition interface between the worlds of criminal justice and of Advances in Dual Diagnosis (Hughes, 2009a) mental health, you will forgive me for devoting at specifically relating to the ‘mainstreaming’ of dual least a little of this editorial to a brief discussion of diagnosis, recommended in the Government’s some of the recent policy documents concerning that guidance on dual diagnosis (Department of Health, interface. However, the policy document I wish to 2002). This has largely still not taken place. It is flag first is one that has a much wider relevance. unclear what, if anything, in the way of guidance will The ancient Chinese phrase ‘may you live in accompany New Horizons. Therefore, an additional interesting times’ was popularised by Robert F challenge will be translating the ideals set out in New Kennedy in a speech in Cape Town in 1966, when Horizons to local services and circumstances. he said, ‘like it or not, we live in an interesting

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Advances in Dual DiagnosisEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 23, 2010

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