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Integrating addiction and mental health networks to improve access to treatment for people with alcohol and drugrelated problems: A qualitative study

F Fonseca, G Gilchrist, M Torrens

Advances in Dual Diagnosis | Published : 2012

Abstract

PurposeImprovement in Access to Treatment for People with Alcohol and Drug Related Problems (IATPAD) was a European study that detected barriers and facilitators to accessing treatment for patients with alcohol and drug‐related problems. This article seeks to compare the findings from a qualitative study with patients and staff in Catalunya (Spain).Design/methodology/approachThe paper describes a multi‐centre, qualitative study. A purposive sample of 47 staff, from a randomly selected sample of the three main entrance points to treatment for patients with alcohol and drug problems in Catalunya, were recruited from: Out‐patient General Psychiatry Centres (CSMA); Out‐patient Addiction Centres ..

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