Research Brief no. 1, January, 2014

Treatment of Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Preparedness of Social Workers and Alcohol and Drug Counselors in Minnesota

Of the 9.2 million Americans with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (CODs), only 44.4% received treatment for either the mental illness or
the substance use disorder alone, while an even smaller minority (7.7%) received treatment for both (SAMHSA, 2012).

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