Journal article

A systematic review of interventions for co-occurring substance use disorder and borderline personality disorder

Amy Pennay, Jacqui Cameron, Tiffany Reichert, Heidi Strickland, Nicole K Lee, Kate Hall, Dan I Lubman

JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2011

Abstract

Rates of borderline personality disorder (BPD) among individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) are estimated to be as high as 65%. Such elevated rates present considerable challenges for drug treatment services given that individuals with co-occurring SUD and BPD have higher rates of relapse, treatment noncompliance, and poorer outcomes than those with either diagnosis alone. A systematic review investigating current treatment options for co-occurring SUD and BPD was conducted using Medline and PsycINFO. Randomized controlled trials were the focus. Six studies were included that examined the use of three psychosocial therapies: dialectical behavior therapy, dual focused schema therapy an..

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