Integrated Treatment for Dual Disorders: A Guide to Effective Practice

Mueser, K.T., Noordsy, D.L., Drake, R.E., and Smith, L.F. (2003). Integrated Treatment for Dual Disorders: A Guide to Effective Practice. Guilford Press.

This book is a comprehensive handbook for implementing Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice. It provides virtually everything needed to plan, deliver, and evaluate effective treatment for persons with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance-use disorders and, thus, focuses on both clinical change and organizational change.

The book is written by researchers at the forefront of the study of dual disorders and is grounded in decades of research. The authors present methods for combining psychiatric services and substance-abuse services into a cohesive, unitary system of care. This book is sometimes referred to as "the Mueser book," "the purple book," or "the IDDT book."

Some highlights include:

  • Guidelines for developing integrated treatment programs
  • Performing state-of-the-art assessments
  • Implementing individual, group, and family interventions
  • Residential and other housing services
  • Involuntary interventions
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Psychopharmacology for dual disorders

Access this resource via the publisher’s website.

This resource is also available via OhioLink and the CWRU library.