Dual diagnosis (comorbidity) among clients of a drug and alcohol outpatient service

C. J. Lennings*, L. Scott, J. Harris, A. Kingsbury, M. Andrew

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One hundred recent referrals to a drug and alcohol assessment and treatment service were assessed on measures of dependence, drug use and psychological distress (derived from the Symptom Check-List-90 Revised). It was hypothesized that comorbidity (psychological distress) would be a significant predictor of degree of dependence. Results confirmed this hypothesis. In addition, utilizing cut-offs derived from work with the psychological distress scale approximately 30% of the sample were revealed as having clear indications of significant psychological distress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-87
Number of pages9
JournalAlcoholism Treatment Quarterly
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


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