Alcohol and other drug (AOD) use is common among young people, and even more so among those with mental ill-health.
There is widespread support for an integrated care model in mental health practice, where a young person receives treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use problems simultaneously from a single service.
This suite of resources aims to highlight for clinicians the research evidence and best practices for the care of young people with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems. The suite consists of three parts.
Part one focuses on the context for adopting an integrated intervention approach, which is distinguished from parallel and sequential models of care, and the evidence for integrated interventions.
Part two focuses on the evidence for substance use screening and assessment and the currently available evidence-based interventions for young people with AOD issues
Part three provides practical tips for working with young people who have co-occurring mental health and AOD problems.