See this SMI Adviser tip on best practices for managing concurrent mental illness and substance use disorders.
In addition to providing treatment for the substance being abused, it is important to consider that patients who have ongoing substance abuse are often not fully compliant with medications. See resources on Long Acting Injectable (LAI) medications.
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