First-Episode Psychosis and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

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An important area of concern for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is promoting coordinated interventions to address first-episode psychosis and co-occurring substance misuse and substance use disorders among young adults. This guide reviews the scientific literature, examines emerging and best practices, determines key components of peer-reviewed models, and identifies challenges and gaps in implementation.


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